Changing Work for Good MicroPodcast #7


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report in February of this year, in conjunction with the Urban Institute and Johns Hopkins University, that showed the nonprofit sector was the only sector of the U.S. economy that actually increased overall in jobs and wages from 2007 to 2012.

To quote the report, "Nonprofit employment, total annual wages, and the number of establishments grew steadily each year from 2007 through 2012, even during the 2007–09 recession. By contrast, these three measures were much more volatile over the 2007–12 period for the total private sector, with employment declining by 3.0 percent over the period and nominal wages and the number of establishments growing much slower than in the nonprofit sector."

Chris Conroy