The State of Working America, now in its 12th edition, has been the Economic Policy Institute’s flagship publication since 1988. For the first time, the entire book, including the full text and all of the charts, is available online and fully downloadable, along with summary fact sheets that include the book’s key findings. Additionally, the “Open Data” feature enables academics, policymakers, journalists, and the public to download additional data on selected income, jobs, and wages charts.
Providing a comprehensive examination of critical trends and economic measurements, the book and the data on this site are presented to give readers a deep understanding of the effect of the economy on low- and middle-income American workers and their families.
About the Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit Washington, D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. EPI was the first—and remains the premier—think tank focusing on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans and their families.
For more information about EPI, visit epi.org.
Recommended media citation for The State of Working America, 12th Edition
Findings from this publication should be attributed to the Economic Policy Institute’s The State of Working America, 12th Edition.
Recommended scholarly citation for The State of Working America, 12th Edition
Mishel, Lawrence, Josh Bivens, Elise Gould, and Heidi Shierholz. The State of Working America, 12th Edition. A forthcoming Economic Policy Institute book. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
Reposting and citing charts from The State of Working America
Please feel free to reprint or post, without prior permission, the charts from this site in unaltered form.
Economic Policy Institute. 2012. “Title of chart” [chart]. The State of Working America. Washington, D.C.: Economic Policy Institute. Access date. <URL>.
Economic Policy Institute. 2012. “Workers with Every Level of Education Hit by Recession” [chart]. The State of Working America. Washington, D.C.: Economic Policy Institute. Sept. 4, 2012. <www.stateofworkingamerica.org/jobs/figure12>.