Minimum wage is on the rise in certain states

Nov 18, 2016
There's broad voter support for the hikes, but little political movement in D.C.
A Service Employees International Union member celebrates after California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation SB 3 into law on April 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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My Economy: How a single mom makes ends meet

Oct 14, 2016
A low-wage worker shares her experience living paycheck to paycheck.
At $13 an hour, it's hard for Lydia Flores to support her family.
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Record-high job openings but no wage gains to match

Sep 7, 2016
Even as the labor market tightens, employers aren't offering higher salaries to get the workers they need.
Employers advertised a record 5.9 million job openings in July.
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Decline in unions hurts nonunion workers' wages

Aug 30, 2016
The median pay for non-union men without a college degree is about 13 percent lower than in 1979.
Unionization has fallen since the late '70s.
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Behind America's hungry: low wages

Dec 23, 2015
A look at what's driving the increased demand for emergency food assistance.

Wage based on public assistance

Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support

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What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

Apr 3, 2015
As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?

Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Aug 15, 2014
Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.

More jobs, but wages stay flat

Aug 1, 2014
More Americans are working, but average wages aren't keeping up with inflation.