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News from EPI EPI to launch electronic version of State of Working America, Jan 2011

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 1, 2010
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will publish The State of Working America, its flagship publication since 1988, in website form, in early January 2011. The comprehensive economic data that has in the past been in book form will soon be available on the website — for the first time in a searchable and highly user-friendly format. The data will be more accessible than ever before to academics, policy-makers, the media, and the public. Unlike past editions, this year’s edition of The State of Working America will not be published in book form.

The State of Working America will present data in eight broad issue areas: income, mobility, wages, jobs, wealth, poverty, health and international comparisons. The data is designed to give readers a deep understanding of the effect of the economy on low- and middle-income American workers and their families. This data is not compiled in one place anywhere else.  The State of Working America provides a comprehensive examination of critical trends and economic measurements. In the eight weeks prior to the launch of the website, beginning this week, EPI will preview data from each issue area at

The Economic Policy Institute is also publishing a series of papers and a narrative-driven book under The State of Working America rubric. The book, Failure by Design, presents the story of the U. S. economy — both where it stands today as it emerges from the Great Recession as well as how it got there.  

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