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Wage Growth

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

Frank Islam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.

A Simple Solution To America's Woes: Huge Raises

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

There may be a simple solution to many of the country's most urgent problems: Give U.S. workers a raise. A very big raise. Stagnant hourly wages ar...

When Work Does Not Work

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Sure, the headline unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent. This means we officially had 10.4 million people actively looking for work and not finding it in December 2013.

Wage Growth Is At 50-Year Lows, Fueling The Corporate-Profit Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

We all know American wages are too low and growing too slowly. But it took Goldman Sachs, of all things, to point out just how historically bad wage g...

Faster Inflation Would Help...Really!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.27.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If such persistently low inflation is a symptom of weak growth, it's not exactly obvious that faster inflation itself would lead to improved growth rates. Isn't this mistaking an outcome variable for an input variable? In fact, there are various ways in which higher inflation can help at a time like this.

One Big Reason To Worry Your Bachelor's Degree Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's ...

Caroline Fairchild

The Surprising Industry With Huge Wage Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Despite recent budgetary concerns surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff, U.S. wages appear to be growing -- even in industries where you wouldn’t e...

No U.S. Skills Gap? Really?

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.03.2013 | Small Business
Sarah A. Webster

Seventy-four percent of respondents in one survey indicated that workforce shortages or skills deficiencies in skilled production roles are having a significant impact on their ability to expand operations or improve productivity.

So Much For 'Revenge Of The Nerds'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

Looks like the popular kids from high school are getting the last laugh after all. A fresh look at data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study -- a...

12 Cities Where You Can Count On Getting A Raise

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

Wages aren't falling everywhere in America -- quite the opposite in some cities. Over the last year, average wages actually rose in the 20 largest...

10 States Where Wages Are Falling

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

If you were expecting a raise from your boss, think again. Sure, the job market sort of picked up at the end of last year, but Americans' wages ac...

Arthur Delaney

Are You Earning Less Than You Used To?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- American workers are earning more money than they used to, but the rate of wage growth has been slowing down since the Great Recession t...

Arthur Delaney

Recovery Bummer: New Jobs Pay Less Than Jobs Lost In Recession

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Great Recession destroyed all kinds of jobs, but the not-so-great recovery has so far replaced the lowest-paying jobs at a much fast...

Amy Lee

Some On Wall Street May Go Without Bonuses This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not everyone on Wall Street will see a six-figure bonus this season. In fact, some employees won't receive any bonus at all. According to the New Yo...

Overworked and Underpaid? Productivity Increases, but Wage Growth Declines

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Akito Yoshikane

Household income for the average working family has continued to fall, but men, Latinos and those without a college education have experienced an especially sharp deceleration of wage growth since the recession

That Joke About Intergenerational Equity

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

If there were ever any doubt about the absurdity of Washington economic policy debates, it was eliminated with the release of the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Rate Hits 9.7 Percent As Economy Sheds 216,000 Jobs In August

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The national unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent -- the highest level since June 1983 -- as the U.S. economy shed 216,000 jobs in August, the govern...

Health Care Costs: Eroding Your Wages

The Atlantic Business Channel | By Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This amazing graph bouncing around the web is the most striking example of why health care reform isn't just about reforming care. It's about reformin...

Employers Slashing Hours, Resorting To Once-Unthinkable Wage Cuts

Washington Post | Annys Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Across the country, workers' earnings are stagnating or, in some cases, declining. For many Americans, the setbacks are all the more troubling because...

Labor Dept: Solid Job Gains, Wage Growth In November

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Employers added a solid 94,000 jobs to their payrolls in November, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent and wages grew briskly, encouragin...