EPRN, NELP, and PERI recently released new labor market policy reports.

Employment Policy Research Network

Raising Job Quality and Skills for American Workers: Creating More-Effective Education and Workforce Development Systems in the States
Harry Holzer

National Employment Law Project

State Reforms Promoting Employment of People with Criminal Records: 2010-11 Legislative Round-Up
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, Elizabeth Farid, and Nicole Porter

Political Economy Research Institute

The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities: 2011 Update
Robert Pollin and Heidi Garrett-Peltier