Issues: Recession and Recovery


Not According to Need: PA Again Shorts Counties with More Renters, Higher Rents, and Larger Black Populations

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New Data on Jobs and Small Businesses Show the Need for American Rescue Plan

Updated April 22, 2021: Since the publishing date of this blog, there has been new state jobs data released for...

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A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill: UPDATE with PA-Specific Data 

The American Rescue Plan, as put forward by President Biden and about to be approved by the U.S. Congress,...

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A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill 

The $1.9 trillion rescue bill passed by the Senate this morning provides a wide range of critical improvements to...

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Shared Work, Shared Benefits: Why Expanding Work Sharing Would Pay Off for Employees, Employers, and Pennsylvania in the COVID Recession and Beyond

Expanding Pennsylvania’s use of work sharing—reduced work hours and pay combined with partial unemployment benefits so that workers experience...

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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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OPEN LETTER FROM PA ORGANIZATIONS TO SENS CASEY/TOOMEY: Federal Relief & Recovery to State Governments

Dear Senator Casey and Senator Toomey, We are grateful for your efforts to help people in Pennsylvania and across...

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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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Here Is What We Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Here is what we think we know about the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus / relief bill that we expect the...

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How did the Pennsylvania Labor Market Perform in 2016

Last Friday, The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released preliminary estimates of December payrolls which show Pennsylvania created...

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Pennsylvania Job Growth in June

This morning the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported that nonfarm payrolls grew in June by 20,000 and...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania

Below is the third in a series of excerpts from The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 report, released by...

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