Job Quality Index Rises Slightly in May

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose slightly to 81.68 in May, up 0.39% from the previous month, as high-quality jobs increased in sectors including health care and automotive dealerships in May. The JQI increased only slightly because those high-quality jobs…

Opinion\ Growing evidence shows that GSP trade liberalization programs hurt, not help

Jeff Ferry \ July 2021 \ Foreign Policy News Early in June, the Senate passed its signature “China bill,” a wide-ranging piece of legislation intended to counter Beijing’s industrial rise and spur U.S. technological competitiveness. Included in the bill was a reauthorization of the longstanding Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a tariff program designed to…

Opinion\ Declining U.S. Job Quality for People of Color

By Dan DiMicco and Jeff Ferry \ June 2021 \ The Hill As former manufacturing executives, we have seen firsthand how high-quality jobs in our industry benefit Americans from all backgrounds. We also know that the quality of jobs created – not just the quantity – matters. The troubling results of our organization’s new economic study show why. In recent…