Labor & Wage

The Commonwealth Institute monitors how workers are fairing in the economy through research and analysis around employment, wages, benefits and income. In addition, each year the Institute produces The State of Working Virginia, a comprehensive analytical snap shot of Virgina’s workforce and economy. Reports and analyses from the current year are posted here. Work from prior years can be found in the Archive or by using the Topics at right.

budget_side_2017_v7-1 February 23, 2017 Key proposed changes to the enacted budget, Ch. 780 click image for pdf House and Senate budget negotiators released their conference budget on February 22 for floor consideration by the General Assembly. Click here or on the image at left for our summary of certain key changes in the conference report, Senate budget, House budget, and governor’s budget compared to the Chapter 780 (Acts of Assembly 2016) version of the 2016-2018 (fiscal years 2017 and 2018) budget.
Recent Labor & Wage Reports
Pillars of Our Prosperity
April 19, 2017
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 23, 2017
September 21, 2016
Immigrants and Their Prominent Role in Virginia’s Main Street Businesses
June 28, 2016
The facts about immigrants and their contributions to the Northern Virginia economy
June 10, 2016
See all Labor & Wage Reports