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Do You Get a Fair Pay? Check your salary What are you worth?

Who Earns What? Alberti, Remapping Debate 1/14 [compare wage levels across 800 occupations].

Raising America's Pay, EPI; Raising America's Pay: Why It's Our Central Economic Policy Challenge, Bivens et al, EPI 5/14

A Decade of Flat Wages? Rios-Avila & Hotchkiss, Levy P 2014/4, 6/14

Employees’ Pay in U.S. Is Smaller Slice of Income Pie 7/14

Minimum Wage Laws in the States - January 1, 2013 (en español)

Wage Data from State of Working America, EPI, Mishel et al

Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality, Mishel et al, 1/13

Going Nowhere: Workers' Wages Since the Mid-1970s, TCF, 1/13

The 10-Year Decline in Wages for Most College Graduates, Mishel, EPI, 10/12

Unionization Substantially Improves the Pay&Benefits of Latino Workers en español

Vast majority of wage earners are working harder, and for not much more, Mishel 1/13

Real Earnings in February 2015, BLS March 24, 2015 "Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from January to February, seasonally adjusted, the. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.1 percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.2 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent over the month due to the decrease in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek.

Real average hourly earnings increased by 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2014 to February 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6 percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.6 percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period." [emphasis added-jz]

Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers Fourth Quarter 2014 BLS, January 21, 2015 "Median weekly earnings of the nation's 107.4 million full-time wage and salary workers were $799 in the fourth quarter of 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). This was 1.7 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 1.2 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period." [emphasis added-jz]

Minimum Wage Workers Pay Cut Clock, EPI

Median earnings for full-time male workers in 2013: $50,033
Median earnings for full-time male workers in 1973: $52,421 [
2013 dollars] BLS, 1973 is the peak earnings year. For full-time women workers, the peak is 2007.

Have Earnings Actually Declined?, Greenstone & Looney, Brookings, Hamilton Project, 3/11

Source: Greenstone & Looney

Basic family budget calculator, What Families Need to Get By: 2013 Update, EPI 7/13

Change in real compensation by different income levels 8/9/07


SOURCE: Leonhardt, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/weekinreview/28leon.html

"In the past three years...shop-happy consumers, cheerfully determined to live beyond their means, leaned a lot more heavily on borrowings ($675 billion of non-mortgage debt) than paychecks ($530 billion) to cover the $1.3 trillion increase in their spending." .Source for charts: Stephanie Pomboy, MacroMavens, via Alan Abelson, Barron's, April 25, 2005; Abelson quoted in http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/

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