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 8, 2017 Comparing the governor’s and money committee amendments to the 2016-2018 enacted budget Click image for pdf The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees released their proposed changes to the 2016-2018 budget (FYs ’17 and ’18) on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Click here or on the image at left for our summary level assessment of certain key changes and other noteworthy information proposed by the money committees and governor compared to the Chapter 780 version of the FY17 and FY18 budget — the enacted budget — which was passed in Spring 2016.
Recent Labor & Wage Reports
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 8, 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
African-American and Immigrant Communities Share Challenges, Policy Solutions
May 24, 2016
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