Christine Owens

Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project

Christine Owens appears in the following:

New Year, More Pay

Monday, January 05, 2015

On New Year's Day, 20 states and Washington, D.C. increased the minimum wage, and Alaska will follow suit in February. What does this mean for workers?

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Unemployment Benefits Will Expire Earlier Than Many Expected

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Next month, 70,000 people will be cut off from unemployment earlier than they expected, bringing the total number of people who have lost aid prematurely to nearly half a million this year.

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The Unemployment Gender Gap

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Does unemployment affect males and females differently? The economic downturn has been called a "mancession." Are we now in the midst of a "he-covery?" According to the Pew Research Center, men lost more than twice as many jobs than women during the Great Recession, but the recovery has reversed that trend. Between June 2009 and May 2011, men gained jobs while women continued to lose them. What accounts for the unemployment gender gap, and will the trend continue?

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