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The State of Working America Podcast

19 EpisodesProduced by Economic Policy InstituteWebsite

Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.


Ask An Expert: Why have the lowest-paid workers seen historic wage growth?

Economist Elise Gould discusses surprising new Economic Policy Institute research showing that the lowest-paid U.S. workers saw historic wage growth between 2019 and 2022, even after accounting for high inflation.



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The State of Working America Podcast is part of the Economic Policy Institute’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education, and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.

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