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41.2 million working Americans (nearly 30 percent of the workforce) receive public assistance. Not surprisingly, these workers are concentrated in jobs paying low hourly wages. Read the report 

The year’s most important charts track data like unemployment, wage growth, and the minimum wage, to tell the story of the economy throughout 2015. View the top charts of 2015

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates above zero for the first time in seven years, despite no signs of runaway inflation. It’s important that they don’t raise rates too quickly.  Read the statement

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