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David Cooper

David Cooper

David Cooper is an Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. His work focuses on the minimum wage, state labor markets, poverty, and wage and income trends.

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There Is Zero Justification for GOP Ending $300 Federal Unemployment Boost

The latest state jobs data show the economy has not fully recovered.

David Cooper ·


Now Is Still a Good Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Higher minimum wages disproportionately benefit women workers and workers of color, both of whom are disproportionately represented in frontline industries and "essential" jobs.

David Cooper ·


Over 5 Million Workers Will Have Higher Pay on January 1 Thanks to State Minimum Wage Increases

After decades of policy choices that have suppressed wage growth for the most workers, it is encouraging that policymakers and voters have increasingly embraced this simple and effective policy tool

David Cooper ·


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