Issues: Unemployment


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

In a previous blog, we used Pennsylvania data through December 2020 to show that the economy still has a...

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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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The Need for Federal Aid to the States: A Statement

Marc Stier delivered the following remarks at a press event held by Senator Bob Casey. Thank you, Senator Casey,...

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The U.S. Mismanaged COVID and Has More Deaths and Higher Joblessness as a Result

The U.S. and Pennsylvania have had extensive debate in recent months about whether policymakers should focus on reducing the...

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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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STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis

STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis and Insufficient to Assist...

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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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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Economy: An Update

This blog provides an update on the impact of the COVID crash on the Pennsylvania economy. The “good news”...

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A Status Update on Pennsylvania’s Policy Response to COVID-19: Economic Relief, Health Care and Worker Protections

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the inequities and inadequacies that exist in our Commonwealth, from the precarity of...

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A Step Towards Pay Equity in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order yesterday aimed at combating pay equity in Pennsylvania. The order, called “Equal...

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Why “Get a Job!” Is Not the Answer to Decreasing Reliance on Food Stamps

“Just get a job!” I’ve heard these words yelled out of car windows when I marched alongside poor and...

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