Issues: Jobs


KRC Joins Other Experts in Making Recommendations to the Biden Administration on How to Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the U.S., unanimously approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Scroll down to read Executive Summary and see pdf of full report; click here to download.   Read press...

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Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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RELEASE: PA Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action on Relief Package

July 23, 2020   Pennsylvania Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action...

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MEMO FROM STATE LEGISLATORS: Federal Pandemic Relief and Recovery to State Governments

MEMO TO: The United States Congressional Delegation from Pennsylvania FROM: Members of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania DATE: Monday,...

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The Economy Is Dropping Like a Stone—Even More Aggressive Policies Are Needed

The economy, almost literally, is dropping like a stone. This blog summarizes the most recent evidence and points to...

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COVID Collapse Likely to Cost Pennsylvania More Than 750,000 Jobs by Summer

Updated:  04/23/2020 On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor reported “hard” numbers on the economic impact of the...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2019

Executive Summary In just the past few weeks, leading American business leaders appear to have experienced a sudden and...

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STATEMENT: In Response to PA GOP Attacks on Working Pennsylvanians and Today’s Budget Day of Action

HARRISBURG—PA Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement in response to a press release sent...

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A $15/HR Minimum Wage Increase by 2025 Would Raise Wages for Over 2 Million Workers in PA. Who Are They?

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. The Demographic Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase Wrapped into his 2019 budget...

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A New Proposal Would Give a Much-Needed Boost to Pennsylvania’s Working Families

Senator Bob Casey today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, and Ron Wyden to introduce the Working...

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