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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health, Food
This report describes characteristics of LGBT adults in California in relation to their vulnerability to economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. Key findings of the report show that about 612,000 LGBT Californians were living below 200% of the federal poverty level prior to the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For more than five years, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Despite this, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system compares very poorly with other Midwestern states in helping jobless workers as they look for work; this is due partly to its failure...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) Connecticut
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Health
Connecticut’s Latinx and immigrant communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) launched an impact survey to more fully understand key issues facing people of color and immigrants related to employment, housing, health,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For more than five years, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Despite this, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system compares very poorly with other Midwestern states in helping jobless workers as they look for work; this is due partly to its failure...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Unemployment compensation provides the most basic benefits to workers who lose their job through no fault of their own. It lets these workers keep the rent paid and the lights on for a short time, while they find a new position. Letting workers get real help with retraining and reemployment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) was an offer by the State of Michigan from 2007-2010 of free tuition to low income and unemployed workers willing to go back to school and earn a market-relevant degree or credential. This study explored the experiences of those who enrolled in NWLB, seeking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Economic Justice, Health
In 2020, the Forces of Change survey was conducted to identify infrastructure challenges among local health departments (LHDs) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The data highlights the capacity, preparedness, and activities of LHDs in the first year of the pandemic, including trends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
This fact sheet outlines the impacts of canceling student debt on borrowers' lives and the state of the economy as a whole. Benefits include making homeownership more feasible, increasing borrower's freedom and mobility, reducing unemployment, boosting entrepreneurship, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy in the United States. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration documented that small businesses accounted for over 92% of the net new jobs creation between 1989 and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We estimate the effects of Wal-Mart stores on county-level retail employment and earnings, accounting for endogeneity of the location and timing of Wal-Mart openings that most likely biases the evidence against finding adverse effects of Wal-Mart stores. We address the endogeneity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Shared work programs permit employers to temporarily reduce hours for all workers in order to avoid layoffs for some, with states partially replacing the lost wages from reduced hours with unemployment insurance benefits. This brief explains the benefits of shared work during the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We examine how within-firm skill premia - wage differentials associated with jobs involving different skill requirements - vary both across firms and over time. Our firm-level results mirror patterns found in aggregate wage trends, except that we find them with regard to increases...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance, Education
The intensification of economic inequality, one of the defining issues of our times, has many causes, ranging from the weakening of labor unions to the decimation of inheritance taxes. This report argues that another factor belongs on the list: subsidies given by state and local governments...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington, D.C.
Source Council Of The District Of Columbia
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This act declares that it is an unlawful practice for an employing agency to fail or refuse to consider an individual for employment because of that individual's status as unemployed. The act prohibits employing agencies to public advertisements or announcements for a vacancy that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We document a negative correlation, at business cycle frequencies, between the net job creation rate of large employers and the level of aggregate unemployment that is much stronger than for small employers. The differential growth rate of employment between initially large and small...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
Data from states and municipalities across the country suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States. This report analyzes emerging data on deaths, unemployment, failing businesses, and wealth inequality to assess the links...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
An analysis of more than 4,200 economic development incentive awards in 14 states finds that large companies received dominant shares, ranging between 80 and 96 percent of their dollar values. The deals, worth more than $3.2 billion, were granted in recent years by programs that,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source University of Michigan: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are vehicles that have some degree of automation in their capabilities. This report highlights some of the positive and negative economic, infrastructural, environmental, and socioeconomic implications of the widespread adoption of AVs. For example, although...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
Organizers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina conducted interviews with over 900 Latinx immigrants (including nearly 400 undocumented community members) about the important issues facing immigrant communities during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Policy Areas Data & Technology
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers have applied for unemployment benefits online, only to be met with a crashed webpage. To better gauge the overall functionality of state unemployment websites, ITIF tested the page load speed, mobile-friendliness, and accessibility...

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