The State of Working Alabama 2008
What if this is as good as it gets? That's a question many Alabama workers may ask themselves in the near future as this year's national economic slump continues. The state's economy has been healthy in a number of areas since the business cycle last peaked in 2001. The unemployment level is below the national and [...]
Locked Out: Low wages and affordable housing in Alabama
This 2008 report examines the shortage of appropriate, adequate and affordable housing in Alabama.
Bridging the Gap
From the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast, Alabamians share a strong work ethic and a deep commitment to individual responsibility. They go to work each day, pay their taxes, participate in the lives of their communities, and nurture their children. But for many, the promise that hard work will provide a good living for them [...]
The State of Working Alabama 2007
The rising tide hasn't lifted all boats in Alabama. The state's economy has grown in a number of ways since the recession of 2001-02. The unemployment level is notably below the national and regional average, with some areas of the state experiencing what economists would call full employment. Almost 100,000 new jobs have been created [...]
The State of Working Alabama 2006
ACPP has partnered with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) to assess the economic condition of Alabama's working families in 2006, against the backdrop of national and historical trends.