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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 [...]
Issue
Economic Opportunity
Date
November 15, 2008
Author
Chris Sanders
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Locked Out: Low wages and affordable housing in Alabama

This 2008 report examines the shortage of appropriate, adequate and affordable housing in Alabama.
Issue
Housing
Date
April 1, 2008
Author
Alabama Arise
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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 [...]
Issue
Economic Opportunity
Date
January 15, 2008
Author
Alabama Arise
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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 [...]
Issue
Economic Opportunity
Date
November 15, 2007
Author
Chris Sanders
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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.
Issue
Economic Opportunity
Date
November 15, 2006
Author
Alabama Arise