Labor

The United States economy is supported by a highly innovative, creative, productive, and industrious workforce. The jobs that make up the U.S. economy—and the businesses that create those jobs—help workers provide for their families and lead healthy, comfortable, and fulfilling lives.

To keep the economy vibrant and to continue to create opportunity for workers, we must ensure that new businesses can be launched and current ones can be expanded. The U.S. Chamber promotes workplace policies that will enhance, not inhibit, economic growth and job creation.

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Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 05, 2019 - 10:15am
Barista making a drink in a coffee shop.

Better than a Minimum Wage Hike

In March 2019 the U.S. economy created 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate is 3.8%.

Above the FoldMar 27, 2019 - 3:45pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the Paycheck Fairness Act

The bill would eliminate an employer’s ability to use legitimate distinctions when explaining differences in compensation.

Above the FoldMar 14, 2019 - 4:45pm
The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

These 3 Construction Industry Myths Create Challenges Recruiting Workers, New Data Shows

The Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index is at 72.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

Increasing the Minimum Wage: Focus on Economics, Not Politics

Economic growth is what allows employers to pay higher wages, not mandates from on high.

Above the FoldJan 07, 2019 - 6:15pm
Tom Donohue at the 2018 State of American Business

It was a Busy and Productive 2018 for the U.S. Chamber

Last year was full of accomplishments. 2019 will be no different.

Above the FoldDec 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
USG and U.S. Chamber Commercial Construction Index for Q4 2018 remains at 75.

Optimistic Construction Companies Turn to Technology to Counter Workforce Challenges

The index remained stable at 75, meaning contractors continue to be optimistic about commercial construction market.

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 4:45pm
The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

Small Businesses Continue to Be Optimistic, but Struggle to Find Workers

The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

Above the FoldNov 08, 2018 - 2:30pm
The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol.

What’s Next? 5 Takeaways from the Midterm Elections

What’s now on the table for the business community and a pro-growth agenda, and what should you be watching for in the months ahead?

Above the FoldNov 05, 2018 - 9:00am
Illustration of office workers working around a table.

The Two-Gap Workforce Challenge

The skills and people gaps are preventing our nation from leveraging its talent and people from realizing their potential.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tom Donohue speaks at 2018 Talent Forward.

How to Shrink the Skills and People Gaps

By closing both gaps opportunity will flourish, the economy will grow, and people will prosper.