Expanded Unemployment Benefits are a Crucial Bridge for Kentuckians and Our Economy

This column ran in the Kentucky New Era and the Northern Kentucky Tribune on June 4, and the Courier-Journal on June 7, 2021.


Advocacy Action Network

Ashland Area Labor Council

Forward Kentucky

Greater Louisville Central Labor Council

Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

IATSE Local 17 Stagehands

Jefferson County Teachers Association

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Kentucky Council of Churches

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Kentucky Voices for Health

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 212

United Auto Workers

United Mine Workers of America

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227

State of Working Philadelphia 2018

Each Labor Day the Keystone Research Center releases an annual checkup on the health of the Pennsylvania labor market, “The State of Working Pennsylvania.” (https://www.keystoneresearch.org/SWP2018). The 2018 edition focused on state-level data, mostly available through June 2018. This addendum to that report focuses on 2017 data released last month by the Census Bureau on incomes and poverty for Philadelphia. We complement the Census data with statistics on employment and unemployment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide a comprehensive assessment of the performance of the Philadelphia economy since 2005. We start with the year 2005 as that is the first year in which data at the county level are available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.