Industry Studies and Other Labor Market Research

Finding ways to support good jobs means that we need to understand industries - their economics, their employers and their workers. We partner with allies to conduct in-depth research on industries such as restaurants, hotels, retail, grocery stores, construction, taxis, and others.

Other Labor Market Research:

We also focus on analyzing long-term trends in the U.S. labor market; our research has examined topics such as firm restructuring and changes in the organization of work, trends in job security and upward mobility, and factors driving the growth of low-wage service jobs. Recent examples include:

For more information on our work in this area, please contact Annette Bernhardt,

Other key resources:

Organizations providing national research on low-wage labor markets include:

Economic Policy Institute

Center for Economic Policy Analysis

Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)

UC Berkeley Labor Center

State groups interested in collaborating on policy research can be found by searching the Economic Analysis Research Network (EARN)

In New York City, organizations providing applied labor market research include:

Fiscal Policy Institute

Center for an Urban Future

Community Service Society

Pratt Center for Community Development

Urban Agenda

Urban Justice Center