Humphrey- Hawkins Full Employment Act Law and Legal Definition

The Humphrey- Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978 is a U.S. federal statute. The Act is officially known as the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act. The Act is the result of the growing unemployment level due to recession in early 1970’s. The object of the Act is:

1. to provide full employment;

2. to bring growth in production;

3. to bring price stability; and

4. to bring balance of trade and stability.

The Act states that the federal government need to rely on the private enterprise to achieve the goals. The Act also states that the government should take reasonable means to balance the budget. The Act prohibits discrimination on account of gender, religion, race, age, and national origin in any program created under the Act.