In the first episode of EPI’s relaunched State of Working America podcast, EPI’s Heidi Shierholz and Josh Bivens debunk the myth that “too generous” unemployment benefits are leading to a labor shortage. Listen to the episode
A loss of $10/hour in the typical worker’s compensation is the result of employers’ successful efforts to keep wage growth down over the past 40 years, according to a new EPI report. Read the report
Black workers disproportionately experienced the darkest side of 2020, both in health and labor market outcomes—a reality that was not unexpected. Taking statistics with a dose of history and context will bolster economic and racial justice for Black workers, says EPI economist Kyle Moore. Read the blog post
“There is an old-fashioned way of thinking, which is the only thing that counts as an investment in the future is tangible, a structure that you can pick up or kick,” said EPI President Thea Lee in a New York Times article. President Biden’s economic agenda “[expands] our concept of infrastructure to include human capital,” focusing on building our workforce and ensuring people receive adequate care.