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Posted on July 12, 2011 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Allie FernandezRecent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has helped to contribute to a fascinating new report by the National Women’s Law Center on women’s unemployment rates in the U.S. According to their analysis, women have lost ground in the job market in the two years since the recession officially ended in June 2009:
Posted on July 08, 2011 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Allie Fernandez*
Posted on April 01, 2011 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Kyla Bender-BairdThis week has been National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. All week I've been keeping my eye open for a fact to feature in honor of this important week.  Well, last night, the National Center for Transgender Equality delivered it straight to my inbox. Don't you love it when that happens? 
Posted on January 04, 2011 by Kyla Bender-Baird
In 2008, families in the lowest income bracket needed to sacrafice 55 percent of their annual income to send their child to a four-year public university.  In comparison, a family in the top income bracket spent only 9 percent.  As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for many women and low-income families.Increasing student aid to fill the gap between rising college costs and decreasing median family income is critical to ensuring that higher education is affordable to low-income students.To learn more, download our latest fact sheet, Increasing Student Aid--Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students. 
Posted on December 17, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Nkiru Uzodi*
Posted on December 06, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
The numbers abound: unemployment benefits are a healthy investment for the U.S. economy.The Department of Labor's multi-year report documented that for every dollar spent on unemployment insurance, economic activity increased by two dollars.The President's Council of Economic Advisors recently reported that if Congress does not extend UI benefits, 600,000 U.S. jobs will be lost.Moody's cheif economist Mark Zandi found that unemployment insurance is the second most stimulative form of government spending behind food stamps.Bringing a human face to these numbers, Working America released the following video:
Posted on November 17, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
According to a multi-year Department of Labor study released this morning, unemployment insurance has had a positive impact on economic activity during this latest recession.  One key finding: For every dollar spent on unemployment insurance, economic activitity increased by two dollars.  You can read the news release here or the full report here.
Posted on August 12, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Courtney A. Fiske*A report released last week by Legal Momentum reveals the serious repercussions of financial sanctions in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As the report, The Sanction Epidemic in the TANF Program, argues, these sanctions—overly harsh and haphazardly applied—jeopardize the well-being our nation’s most economically vulnerable.
Posted on July 22, 2010 by Julie Zeilinger
Newsweek recently conducted two new polls amongst corporate hiring managers as well as a telephone survey of the national public in order to determine once and for all whether or not looks matter in the hiring process and at the workplace. The results, while perhaps reflective of what we’ve always secretly thought but hoped wasn’t true, are disturbing.