Issues: Jobs


The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Executive Summary Since the spread of COVID-19 accelerated in mid-March of this year, the sharp decline in U.S. economic...

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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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