Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Home Builders Cant Find Workers? Try a Pay Raise!


Source: Morning Market Tidbits, BofA Merrill Lynch

 

Wage growth for construction workers is historically low; Let’s see if we can figure out why:

First, home production has been relatively slow, which should be expected following a long period of overbuilding. That was the excuse from 2007 to 2010. Eight years after home building volume peaked, we still haven’t experienced a rebound in residential construction.

Low household formation, caused, in part, by as millennials living with their parents, and the soft economic recovery, could also be to blame.

One excuse, which may cause an arched eyebrow, is a shortage of labor. More specifically, homebuilders claim they can’t increase production because of their inability to find qualified labor.

This seems like a weak excuse. Continues here

Category: Real Estate, Wages & Income

John Oliver on the Wealth Gap

John Oliver discusses America’s growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap

Category: Video, Wages & Income

How Fat is the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution?

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Category: Federal Reserve, Real Estate, Think Tank, Wages & Income

58% of Jobs Created in 2014 Pay Over $24 an Hour

More than half the jobs created in 2014 so far pay more than $24.45 an hour.

Category: Video, Wages & Income

Inequality and Growth

Category: Economy, Investing, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Wealth Levels, Wealth Inequality, and the Great Recession

Category: Bailouts, Think Tank, Wages & Income

10 Biggest CEO Pay Raises

Source: Network World

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Wages & Income

CEO Pay: An embarassment of riches


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Corporate Management, Video, Wages & Income

The State of Global Income Inequality

Source: Know More From Know More: In the graph above, the area of each rectangle corresponds to the size of each country’s economy. The width of the rectangle represents the population, while the height represents the average income in that country. Which rectangle is larger, China’s or that of the United States? According to the…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Wages & Income