ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: LABOR MARKET/WAGES/UI


Many Texans are poor, not because they don't work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets. The most important thing the state can do to enhance economic opportunity is to invest in public education—from early childhood education all the way through higher education.

Recent Labor Market/Wages/UI Publications

Texas at Work: Today and Tomorrow (09/1/2003)
This report examines the living conditions and public policies affecting hard working but low-income workers.

HB 804: The "Hard Work Equals Poverty" Bill (04/17/2003)
Texans deserve a decent paycheck for a hard day's work. HB 804 is bad for working families and bad for Texas.

Workforce Development: The Key to Creating Opportunity and Building Prosperity in Texas (01/1/2003)
The Texas State Data Center forecasts that the future labor force of Texas will be less well educated, less skilled, earn lower salaries and wages, and thus be in greater need of labor force training.

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