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January 30, 2008 | By Michael Ettlinger | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for January 30, 2008. Extending unemployment benefits stimulates economy and helps workers by Michael Ettlinger and Liana Fox If the economic stimulus package that Congress eventually passes fails to extend the eligibility period of unemployment compensation, how many people will be left out in the cold?
July 11, 2007 | By Michael Ettlinger | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for July 11, 2007. Michigan and Ohio labor markets still struggling to recover by Michael Ettlinger and Liana Fox Since November 2001, the end of the most recent recession, the economy has created more than 7 million new jobs—increasing employment by over 5%.
Securing the wage floor: Indexing would maintain minimum wage value, provide predictability to employers
October 12, 2006 | By Michael Ettlinger | Briefing PaperIn 1938 Congress enacted the federal minimum wage, originally setting it at 25 cents per hour, as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
September 2, 2004 | By Michael Ettlinger | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for September 2, 2004 Tax system more complicated, time consuming under Bush Administration It has been widely reported that President Bush will call for tax simplification and, possibly, for a new regressive national sales tax.
April 28, 2004 | By Michael Ettlinger | Economic SnapshotSee Snapshots Archive. Snapshot for April 28, 2004 (special jobs edition). Three years after recession starts, most metropolitan areas mired in job deficit Of the 194 million Americans that live in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, three-quarters of them live in metropolitan areas that have lost jobs since the recession began.