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Employment
January 29, 2020
Policy Tip Sheet: Increasing the Minimum Wage Does Not Reduce Poverty
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how minimum wage laws create unintended consequences that can actually inflict more harm than good.
Regulation
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania’s Occupational Licensing Reforms Would Lower Barriers for Ex-Offenders, More Reforms Needed
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
Employment
October 4, 2019
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION—SEPTEMBER 2019
The unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September 2019.
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Economy
September 10, 2019
Census Bureau: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018
The poverty rate is the lowest in more than a decade.
Employment
August 27, 2019
CEI: The Case against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Union Wish List Bill Would Harm Workers and the Economy
Employment
July 29, 2019
FACT SHEET: Final Rule on Association Retirement Plans
Expands access to affordable quality retirement saving options for Americans working in small and mid-sized businesses.

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Employment
January 29, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how minimum wage laws create unintended consequences that can actually inflict more harm than good.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
October 4, 2019
By Bureau of Labor Statistics
The unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September 2019.
September 10, 2019
By JESSICA SEMEGA, et al.
The poverty rate is the lowest in more than a decade.
August 27, 2019
By Trey Kovacs et al.
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Union Wish List Bill Would Harm Workers and the Economy
July 29, 2019
By U.S. Department of Labor
Expands access to affordable quality retirement saving options for Americans working in small and mid-sized businesses.
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines how overly stringent licensing rules have contributed to the growing doctor shortage and how states can reform these rules.
July 8, 2019
By Congressional Budget Office
This CBO Report estimates the employment and Income Effects of a $15 minimum wage.
June 25, 2019
By U.S. Department of Labor
Establishes a process for recognizing Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), which will in turn recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (Industry Programs).
June 4, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Michigan that would increase transparency requirements on licensing authorities and limit the ability of licensing agencies to deny a license for a past criminal offense.