Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists. In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78 percent of what the median man working full-time all year earned. A new issue brief from the Council of Economic Advisers examines what we know about the pay gap.
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.Read More
During this past weekend Nate Yohannes, my Senior Advisor, and I did the startup pitching rounds in our nation's capital.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a dual approach to sustainability this Earth Day. The SBA is leading by example by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations...Read More
There are various factors to consider when deciding to use credit for your business. The most crucial and overlooked component is can you afford to use it? Every business’s credit needs are...Read More
President Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica for a town hall with the Young Leaders of the Americas. He went on to Panama City for the seventh Summit of the Americas. Check out the visit in photos:
If you're on Twitter, delving into a few longreads on Medium, or writing a blog on Google's Blogger, you're familiar with the work of Jason Goldman. Working as a behind-the-scenes "Wizard of Oz," Jason helped build these social media platforms into revolutionary spaces for engaging with the world on what matters to you most.
Now, at 38, he’s moved across the country to helm a new role at the White House: Chief Digital Officer.
12.1 million new jobs over 61 straight months of job growth: The clearest reflection that the economy works best when it’s working for everyone, not just the wealthy few.
That’s what middle-class economics is all about. And it is the backbone of the President’s budget – the clearest reflection of his priorities. The Congressional Republican budget is also the clearest reflection of their priorities, and the difference in visions could not be more stark.Read More
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.