Employment and Labor Markets

Options to Improve the Financial Condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Multiemployer Program The pensions of some 10 million people are insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s multiemployer program. CBO projects future claims on the program and losses to its beneficiaries and analyzes potential policy changes.
Employment and Labor Markets
Budgetary and Economic Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation estimate that, over the next decade, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would probably increase budget deficits with or without considering the effects of macroeconomic feedback.
Employment and Labor Markets
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options This report examines spending on TANF, how TANF compares to other low-income support programs, and the effects of TANF on employment. CBO also analyzes policy options that would change the program’s funding and requirements for states.
Employment and Labor Markets
The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income Raising the minimum wage would increase family income for many low-wage workers, moving some of them out of poverty. But some jobs for low-wage workers would probably be eliminated and the income of those workers would fall substantially.
Employment and Labor Markets
Unemployment Insurance in the Wake of the Recent Recession Between 2007 and 2010, unemployment benefits expanded nearly five-fold owing to high unemployment due to the weak economy, and decisions by policymakers to increase the number of weeks for which unemployed workers could receive benefits.
Employment and Labor Markets
Costs of Military Pay and Benefits in the Defense Budget For fiscal year 2013, the Department of Defense (DoD) requested about $150 billion to fund the pay and benefits of current and retired members of the military. That amount is more than one-quarter of DoD’s total base budget request.
Employment and Labor Markets
The Taxation of Capital and Labor Through the Self-Employment Tax CBO analyzed three options that would modify the way that income for the self-employed would be taxed.
Employment and Labor Markets
Understanding and Responding to Persistently High Unemployment The rate of unemployment in the United States has exceeded 8 percent since February 2009, and CBO projects that it will remain above 8 percent until 2014.
Employment and Labor Markets