Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Income Gain Distribution 1917-81; 1982-2000; 2001-08

Here is an interesting interactive tool that lets you look at different year ranges based upon societal gains in income, and how they got distributed.

Fascinating to see the shift over the past century:


1917-81: Bottom 90% captured 69% of income gains


1982-2000: Bottom 90% captured 23% of income gains


2001-2008: Bottom 90% had income losses (negative gains)

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Wages & Income

Huge Employment Chart Roundup

Ron Griess of the Chart Store goes mad with this enormous collection of employment related chartage:






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Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Markets, Wages & Income

Conservative Concern: Runaway Inequality Will Destroy Economy

Conservatives and Liberals Agree: Unparalleled Levels of Inequality Is Killing Our Economy and Society Leading economists agree that rampant inequality leads to unstable economies and depressions, and makes the middle and lower classes poorer. While the stereotype is that liberals care about inequality and conservatives don’t, that is actually a myth. As Canada’s conservative National…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

The Census Bureau released its annual report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage: 2010 (full PDF)  this morning.  Barry has posted the slide presentation that staff went through during the conference call over in the Think Tank (please have a look).  The (very ugly) bullet points from the release can be found here, and the…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Research, Wages & Income

Census: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage: 2010

2010 Report Plot Points

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

WP: Special Report on “Breakaway Wealth”

There is a huge Washington Post special report on Breakaway Wealth in the US. More than most other industrialized nations, the US has seen the top 0.1% compensated in vastly disproportionate numbers versus the rest of the populace. There are at least several reasons to be concerned about this, beyond basic fairness: 1) Nations that…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Current Affairs, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

Breakdown: August 2011 NFP Data

Some asterisks on this job number, but overall, quite weak, and a continuation of the downtrend for the 4th consecutive month. This was the weakest NFP report in almost a year. A Verizon strike is the key asterisk to this report — that shed 45k employed from the overall picture. Lets breakdown the August data….Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Wages & Income

The Heart of the Matter

Some of the factors that have landed us in the mess we’re in have been building for decades, and there’s ample evidence on which to draw to demonstrate that fact.  In looking at a few of these issues, I’ll draw on some charts I’ve presented both here and elsewhere before.  A couple are replicated from this outstanding study in…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Wages & Income

Discuss: BEA revised 2009 & ’10 Personal Income Sharply Lower

American’s spending turned negative in June (-0.2%) for the first time since September 2009. Without government largesse (personal transfer receipts) personal income would have declined. Personal income increased $18.7 billion, or 0.1 percent…Personal current transfer receipts increased 9.5 billion, in contrast to a decrease of $1.4 billion. Government largesse is 51% of income growth. The…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Wages & Income

What Can You Expect to Earn in the Valley?

Click to Enlarge: Source: What Can You Expect to Earn in the Valley? Focus

Category: Technology, Wages & Income