Research Products

Work Trends Reports

06/06/2012

Documents the severe problems that graduates from the high school classes of 2006 through 2011 have encountered. Examines the experiences of high school graduates in the labor market, how well high school graduates feel they were prepared for the job market or attending college, and how recent high school graduates feel about their financial futures.

05/10/2012

Survey of graduates from four-year colleges and universities from the classes of 2006 through 2011. Documents the difficulties young people encountered as they entered a turbulent labor market and recession.

09/01/2011

Provides verbatim comments from participants in an August 2011 survey of American workers who lost a job during the Great Recession. Focuses on what they think government should do to help the unemployed and what one thing they think would be most helpful in getting a new job.

09/01/2011

Explores findings from an August 2011 survey of American workers who lost a job during the Great Recession. Focuses on their views of the economy, their financial situation, Unemployment Insurance, and what policymakers should do to help foster economic growth and job creation.

05/18/2011

Presents the findings of a nationally representative sample of 571 U.S. residents who graduated from a four-year college between 2006 and 2010. Among on other topics, examines how students financed their college education and how much debt they carried away from it, how well college prepared them to enter and be successful in the labor market, and what they would do differently in their college education if they knew then what they know now.