Press releases and announcements

The coronavirus shock was historically large—and the bounceback has already likely stalled
July 30, 2020

The GOP HEALS Act fails to heal people harmed by the coronavirus, will cost millions of jobs, and protects bad employers
July 28, 2020

A broken union election system: New report takes an inside look at how employers bust unions
July 23, 2020

Two months of gains, but a huge jobs deficit remains, and deepening pain is on the horizon: Congress needs to act
July 2, 2020

Only 30% of those working outside their home are receiving hazard pay: Black and Hispanic workers are most concerned about bringing the coronavirus home
June 16, 2020

While welcome gains, job losses since February still total 19.6 million: Now is not the time to stop providing relief
June 5, 2020

The Economic Policy Institute’s statement on the murder of George Floyd
June 3, 2020

Racism and economic inequality have predisposed black workers to be most hurt by coronavirus pandemic
June 1, 2020

Media advisory: EPI to host Zandi, Hubbard, Furman, other top economists in bipartisan urgent call for aid to state, local public services
May 27, 2020

Media advisory: EPI president to join Chomsky, Pollin on the launch of the Just Transition Listening Project
May 26, 2020

Domestic workers are underpaid and unprotected by labor law during the coronavirus pandemic
May 14, 2020

HEROES Act provides critical relief and recovery measures to U.S. workers
May 12, 2020

A waking nightmare: Today’s jobs report shows 20.5 million jobs lost in April
May 8, 2020

A majority of migrant workers employed with H-1B visas are paid below-median wages: Large tech firms, including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, use visa program to underpay workers
May 4, 2020

Over 100 economists call on Congress to take bold action to stop mass layoffs
April 29, 2020

In the last four weeks, more than 20 million workers applied for unemployment insurance benefits
April 16, 2020

More than 180 groups sign on letter urging U.S. House and Senate leadership to pass $500 billion in unrestricted aid to states, territories, and local governments
April 13, 2020

16.8 million apply for unemployment benefits in three weeks: The labor market has been upended.
April 9, 2020

Media Advisory: EPI President to join press call on the need for more aid to state and local governments
April 8, 2020

Media Advisory: EPI analyst to join press call on effects of the coronavirus on domestic workers’ employment
April 7, 2020

March’s huge job losses are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come
April 3, 2020

A portrait of disaster: Initial UI claims jump from 211,000 to 6.6 million in three weeks
April 2, 2020

EPI applauds crucial provisions in the CARES Act, but its glaring flaws mean that more is needed
March 27, 2020

Unemployment insurance claims jumped nearly 1,500% in two weeks: I have been a labor economist for a very long time and have never seen anything like this
March 26, 2020

Any bailout must include strong worker protections
March 23, 2020

Increase in unemployment insurance claims is a preview of the coming recession: Large fiscal stimulus is needed
March 19, 2020

Calm before the storm: Solid jobs report shows no signs of the impending impact of COVID-19
March 6, 2020

Medicare for All would boost wages, expand workers’ options, and likely create jobs
March 5, 2020

Part-time workers earn 19.8% less per hour than comparable full-time workers: Across demographic groups, even in the same occupation and industry, workers face a stiff pay penalty for working part-time
February 27, 2020

EPI President testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means on U.S.–China Trade and Competition
February 26, 2020

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