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March 24, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotThe distribution of wealth in the United States is even more unequal than the distribution of wages and income.
March 8, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionPublic sector workers did not cause Wisconsin’s budget crisis and slashing their compensation or eliminating their right to organize won’t fix it.
March 3, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionEducational and other differences cannot explain the large earnings gap between black men and white men, new research shows.
February 17, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionThe state has lower unemployment and faster per capita income growth than most right-to-work states.
February 9, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotThroughout most of the 20th Century, the bottom 90% claimed a much larger share of income growth than they have in recent years.
February 3, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotWhile all 50 states lost jobs in the Great Recession, Nevada, Florida and California suffered particularly steep losses.
January 24, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionAn increase in the retirement age and other proposed changes to Social Security that would reduce benefits are both unnecessary and unpopular across a broad demographic spectrum, research and polling data shows.
January 5, 2011 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionIt has become popular to target public-sector workers’ compensation as the cause of the budget shortfalls that many state and local governments face. But evidence shows these workers earn less than their private-sector counterparts.
December 1, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionDecember marks three years since the start of the Great Recession – and 18 months since it officially ended. But true recovery remains elusive.
November 17, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionMany jobless workers exhaust their unemployment benefits before finding work, which leaves them at risk of financial ruin. A look at how extended benefits protect families from poverty, while also stimulating the economy.
October 27, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotAlthough the recession officially ended in June of 2009, almost every state continues to see a jobs deficit.
September 3, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionMillions of Americans struggle to find work, decent pay.
August 31, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionA look at EPI's recently expanded immigration program.
August 27, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionThere are good reasons to be concerned about claims that measuring teachers’ effectiveness largely by student test scores will lead to improved student achievement.
August 4, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic Snapshot“The Great Recession gave way to recovery as quickly as it did largely because of the unprecedented responses by monetary and fiscal policy makers," report finds.
June 17, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic Snapshot39.9% of unemployed men have been looking for work for more than six months.
May 28, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionAt a time of record high levels of long-term unemployment, extending unemployment insurance will help stimulate the economy. [Video now available.]
May 28, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionEducation historian Diane Ravitch explains why the so-called education reforms being promoted in the Race to the Top program are misguided and pose a threat to the future of public education.
May 20, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotLaws on eligibility vary state to state.
May 12, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotMany jobless graduates will not be eligible for unemployment insurance.
May 11, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Analysis and OpinionApril brought the best jobs growth the country has had in four years … and an increase in the unemployment rate to 9.9%. These seemingly conflicting patterns are actually consistent with EPI’s warning that unemployment would remain high even after the economy starts to recover.
May 6, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotSharp increase since 1966, when women held 1/3 of all jobs.
April 27, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotA look at retirement ages around the world.
April 7, 2010 | By Andrea Orr | Economic SnapshotU.S. tax system is a lot less progressive than it used to be.