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A Tough Recovery by Any Measure: New Data Show Consumer Expenditures Lag for Low- and Middle-Income Families
Jared Bernstein and Jason Furman
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 10pp.
Fact Sheet: HTML, PDF 2pp.

African American and Latino Families Face High Rates of Hardship
Arloc Sherman
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF 1pp.

Together, State Minimum Wages and State Earned Income Tax Credits Make Work Pay
Jason A. Levitis and Nicholas Johnson
Revised 11/20/06
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the Commerce Departmentís New GDP Figures
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

New Data Show Extraordinary Jump in Income Concentration in 2004
Aviva Aron-Dine and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 10/13/06
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Poverty Remains Higher, and Median Income for Non-Elderly Is Lower, Than When Recession Hit Bottom: Poor Performance Unprecedented For Four-Year Recovery Period
Revised 9/1/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Nine Years of Neglect: Federal Minimum Wage Remains Unchanged for Ninth Straight Year, Falls to Lowest Level in More than Half a Century
Jared Bernstein and Isaac Shapiro
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Since Last Minimum Wage Increase, Congress Has Reduced Estate Tax Burdens Eight Times: If No Further Action Is Taken, Estate Tax Exemption Will Still Increase By 2009 While Value of Minimum Wage Will Continue To Fall
Aviva Aron-Dine
Revised 8/30/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The Number of Uninsured Americans Is at an All-Time High
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

How to Assess the Census Income and Poverty Numbers
Arloc Sherman and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Latest Data on Minimum Wage Workers and Taxable Estates, by State
Joel Friedman
Revised 8/4/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Comparing the House Minimum Wage and Estate Tax Proposals: Who Benefits and By How Much?
Joel Friedman and Aviva Aron-Dine
Revised 8/3/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The Recent Upturn in Revenues and OMB's Mid-Session Review
Aviva Aron-Dine, Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 7/14/06
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Buying Power of Minimum Wage at 51 Year Low: Congress Could Break Record For Longest Period Without an Increase
Jared Bernstein and Isaac Shapiro
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Tax Reform and Poverty
Jason Furman
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Poor Measurement: New Census Report on Measuring Poverty Raises Concerns
Jared Bernstein and Arloc Sherman
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Has the Safety Net For the Poor Greatly Expanded over the Last Five Years? An Examination of Heritage Foundation Claims
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New, Unnoticed CBO Data Show Capital Income Has Become Much More Concentrated at the Top
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New CBO Data Indicate Growth in Long-Term Income Inequality Continues
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
Jared Bernstein, Elizabeth McNichol, Karen Lyons
Full Report: PDF, 66pp.
Press Release: HTM, PDF, 2pp.
State Fact Sheets
State Data Tables