EARN in Florida

  • Florida Policy Institute

    Lake Mary, Florida ·

    The Florida Policy Institute is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting widespread prosperity through timely, thoughtful and objective analysis of state policy issues affecting economic opportunity. The Institute provides analysis of state budget and revenue trends and proposes common-sense policy options with the aim of encouraging broad public education, discussion, and informed […]

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Florida Network publications

  • The State of Working Florida 2017

    • August 31, 2017

    The 14th edition of State of Working Florida finds that, while Florida’s economic and employment levels have recovered from the Great Recession, levels of economic security have not improved. The report shows that increases in the share of low-wage employment and the persistence of wage disparities for women and people of color after the Great […]

  • When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector

    • June 9, 2016

    FIU’s Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is excited to co-release, with UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a new research report on the so-called “gig economy”.“When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector” reviews the law and judicial decisions to date on whether Uber and Lyft drivers […]

  • High Road WIOA: Building Higher Job Quality into Workforce Development

    In response to the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), most states are now in the latter stages of developing federally required plans and policies for operating their systems of workforce development under WIOA. This process creates an unprecedented opportunity to build into each state’s plan concrete ideas for using state and local workforce […]

  • Left Out Working Women of Florida

    • May 8, 2014

    Florida’s female workforce earned an average annual salary of $11,260 below their male counterparts in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics1. Five decades after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 women continue to earn 23.1% below men’s an average annual salary.