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  •  I hate raw employment numbers (2+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, splintersawry

    they tell so little about the big picture.  Before anyone talks about how employment is going up, consider this:

    Overall, low-wage industries -- defined by NELP as those paying median hourly wages of $7.69 to $13.83 -- generated 1.7 million jobs over the past two years, or 43 percent of total employment growth in the U.S. (see table at bottom). Middle-income jobs, or those paying $13.84 to $21.13 an hour, contributed only 22 percent of employment growth.
    National Employment Law Project

    These emplyees were making far more than what most new jobs created today are paying.  Less than half, in fact, in most cases.

    That is the economic landscape that awaits them.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:56:32 AM PST

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