Racial Equity

The racial wealth gap in the United States is staggering. One root of this is the racial wage gap, fueled in large part by occupational segregation. Read the fact sheet

The original unemployment insurance program was created in the context of a broader system of patriarchy and racial hierarchy, and Congress made compromises in its design. Read more

Above: Line forms outside a newly opened unemployment office in San Francisco, 1938. (Photo by Dorothea Lange, courtesy New York Public Library)

EPI economists Valerie Wilson, Elise Gould, and Heidi Shierholz comment on the June jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read the Twitter threads

Millions of students suffered the aftereffects of the Great Recession for nearly a decade after its onset. Policymakers must do more for our children in the wake of the pandemic recession. Read the blog post

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