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A worker installs solar panels at the Solarpark Eggersdorf solar park on September 4, 2012 near Muencheberg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) News
Investing $2 Trillion in US Clean Energy and Infrastructure Could Create Millions of 'Good Jobs,' Analysis Finds
"We don't have to choose between a strong economy or a healthy environment—we can have both," says an EPI data analyst.
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Then President-elect Donald Trump  and Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis on Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) News
Here Are the 50 'Most Egregious' Ways Trump Has Attacked Workers While Falsely Claiming to Be Their Champion
"The administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect workers' safety, wages, and rights."
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Hundreds of Kentucky residents wait in long lines for assistance with unemployment benefits at the state capitol in Frankfort on June 19, 2020 (Photo: John Sommers/AFP/Getty Images). News
States Already Out of Unemployment Cash Helps Prove Much-Predicted Failure of Trump's Executive Action on Covid-19 Relief
"America's economy is getting hammered, but when those who need help most look to Washington they see Senate Republicans posturing with bad legislation and the White House refusing to negotiate."
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'The Situation Is Dire': As Trump Takes Victory Lap, New Jobs Report Reveals Alarming Surge in Permanent Unemployment
"The pain is nowhere near over for millions of workers and their families across the country."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sign a joint declaration on the new USMCA agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
'Trump Is a Fraud, Exhibit One Billion': Trade Deficit Soars to 12-Year High Despite President's Promises to Wipe It Out
"Trump pledged to eliminate the trade deficit and end job outsourcing, but the overall 2020 deficit is on track to be larger than when he took office, and his Labor Department has certified more than 300,000 American jobs were lost to outsourcing and imports during his presidency."
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'Threadbare' US System Denounced as Study Shows 12 Million Lost Employer-Tied Healthcare During Pandemic
"Delinking health insurance with jobs should be a top policy priority."
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A person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
New Unemployment Claims Again Exceed 1 Million—A Reminder That 'Now Isn't the Time to Cut Benefits That Support Jobs'
Some economists reiterated calls for extending the $600 weekly boost that's opposed by Trump and congressional Republicans.
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As Wages Stagnate and Executive Pay 'Continues to Balloon,' Report Shows Top CEOs Now Make 320 Times More Than Typical Worker
New research from the Economic Policy Institute finds that CEO compensation grew by 1,167% from 1978 to 2019, "far outstripping" the growth of the stock market.
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President Donald Trump stands after signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Trump Trade Policies and Mishandling of Coronavirus Pandemic Have 'Wiped Out' US Manufacturing Jobs: Economist
"Trump's erratic, ego-driven, and inconsistent trade policies have not achieved any measurable progress, despite the newly combative rhetoric."
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"Federal policymakers need to act now to reinstate the $600 unemployment insurance benefits to the 30+ million workers who are desperately trying to make ends meet," writes Gould in response to Friday's latest job numbers. "And, those benefits are supporting a huge amount of spending, which means, with it, the loss of about five million jobs." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
As Economic Bounceback Deflates, Lawmakers Must Act Now to Reinstate the $600 Unemployment Boost
Job gains in the United States slowed considerably in July.
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