Nonsequitur: Most Recovery Jobs Are “Low Wage”

September 1, 2012

A study by the National Employment Law Project shows that while 60% of the job losses in the recent recession were “Middle Wage” positions*, only 22% of these jobs came back during the recovery. The majority of job growth (58%) during this recovery was in “Low Wage” occupations.

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*Lower-wage occupations with median hourly wages from $7.69 to $13.83; mid-wage occupations with median hourly wages from $13.84 to $21.13; and higher-wage occupations with median hourly wages from $21.14 to $54.55

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One Response to “Nonsequitur: Most Recovery Jobs Are “Low Wage””

  1. […] Why the big drop in wages?  My guess is that most new jobs we are adding now are either part-time or temporary, which typically pay lower wages.  (You’ll find further discussion of this topic in my earlier entries “Part-time Recovery” and “Most Recovery Jobs are Low Wage”.) […]

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