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The Family Budget Calculator estimates the resources families need to make ends meet across the United States. This report explains how policymakers, employers, and advocates can set meaningful living wage standards using the calculator. Read the report

The recent surge in labor actions has not translated into higher unionization rates in the latest government data. Read the report

The share of workers who have access to paid sick days has increased nationwide. However, lack of paid sick days is still a real problem for many workers—especially low-wage workers. Read the report

Understanding the scope of low pay in this country is a critical step in fixing the problem. The Low Wage Workforce Tracker shines a light on the U.S. workers paid the least. Explore the tracker

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