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As jobs rebound, those paying least are hardest to fill
Health care, child care and K-12 education, which offer jobs with lower pay that need to be done in person, have yet to fully recover.
Low wages and high costs clash in the home health care crisis for aging Americans
“We've never invested in the ability of families to afford the care that they need,” says Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
"The future of work is flexibility." Discuss.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai used the phrase when announcing Google's move to a hybrid workweek.
Pandemic exacerbated inequality worldwide, Amnesty International says
In many countries, those working in low-wage jobs or in the gig economy were left out of government relief packages.
Some local governments have started mandating hazard pay
But almost a year into the pandemic, most front-line workers are going without it.
Minimum wage hikes have varying effects across nation
Twenty states are raising their minimum wages as we usher in 2019.
Low-wage workers seeing higher paychecks
The economy is strong, the labor market is tighter, and that’s giving all workers a bigger paycheck. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Workers are seeing wage gains, even in some of the lowest-paid jobs
We haven’t seen much in wage gains out of recent jobs reports from the Labor Department. The most recent one, for June, showed average hourly wages, as reported by employers, up just 2.5 percent over the past year, not much better than inflation. But another measure of income from the Labor Department, based on a […]
Why construction workers in LA make less than they used to
Here's where we talk about diminished unions and immigration.
What killed U.S. productivity?
Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon argues that new technology can't improve living standards as dramatically as it did 100 years ago.