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    Labor Trends, Productivity, and Jobs

    Veronique de Rugy and Lawrence Mishel talked about the state of the America worker and examined national trends in wages and productivity as well as the overall strength of the job market.

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    Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

    Panelists discussed their economic case for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) talked about their bill…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    Representatives of labor and minority organizations talked about the jobs crisis and its impact on workers and their communities. Among the topics addressed were proposals to use economic…

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    Unemployment Hits 5.5%

    Lawrence Mishel and Daniel Mitchell talked about the rise in unemployment to 5.5% and this week’s scheduled Congressional debate over whether to extend unemployment insurance benefits. They…

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    Wages and Salaries

    Guests talked about trends in wages and earnings, the role of wages in worker compensation, effects of earnings on the U.S. economy. Recent reports showed declining wages when adjusted for…

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    Economic Recovery Plans

    Secretary Chao and others testified about economic stimulus and job creation. Among the topics they addressed were the creation of personal reemployment accounts, distribution of…

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    State of Working America

    Over Labor Day weekend the Economic Policy Institute released its 2000-2001 report, “The State of Working America,” which assessed income, wages and quality of life around the U.S. Mr.…

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    Outlook for American Jobs

    The Joint Economic Committee held a hearing on the outlook for the American work force. The hearing focused on jobs, income, and other issues.

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    Youth Apprenticeship

    Participants discussed youth apprenticeship systems and how they can improve the job skills of America’s non-college youths.

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