Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

2011 U.S. Metro Wealth Index

Curious about changes in the highest income demographics? Cap Gemini has all of the details.

Most of America may be treading water, but the High Net Worth Individuals are kickin’ it old school!


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Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Payroll Withholding Tax Wobbles

Lets catch up with what Matt Trivisonno is seeing over at his Withholding-Tax data crunching site, The Daily Jobs Update: Federal withholding-tax collections over the last four workweeks came in only slightly above the corresponding period from 2010. Total collections were $126.25 billion versus $125.59 billion – only $659 million more. > > That’s the…Read More

Category: Markets, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Household Net Worth (Total Wealth, RE)

The Chart Store had a fascinating series of charts this weekend looking at Household Net Worth in a variety of ways:


Household Net Wealth Relative to GDP


Household Net Wealth Relative to Peak and Trough


Housing charts after the jump

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Category: Real Estate, Wages & Income

JOLTS: 7 Applicants Per Job Opening

At this morning’s conference, someone asked a question about Wages, and I was reminded of this chart. > click for larger chart via David A. Rosenberg & Gluskin Sheff > With that sort of ratio, upwards Wage pressure is likely to be non-existent (exceot for specific skillsets . . . Dave adds: As the chart…Read More

Category: Wages & Income

Hours of Labor Required to Buy One Unit of Gold or Oil

These three charts are pretty cool (courtesy of The Chart Store) — they show many hours you need to work in order to buy one unit of each of these — Oil, Gold and the4 CRB Commodities Index. This introduces another element to commodity pricing — relative wage gains. > click for larger charts

Category: Commodities, Gold & Precious Metals, Wages & Income

World Top Incomes Database

> The chart above shows how far things have moved off their traditional ratios in terms of US incomes. The top 1% are earning more income, and keeping more of it, than anytime since the roaring 1920s. This fascinating set of data points via the Paris School of Economics (referred to us by Invictus!). You…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

US Personal Income, 1969-2009

From Fast Company, the last of our NFP/Wages graphics: > click for larger graphic > BLS releases NFP report is tomorrow at 8:30 am

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Comparing Wages Across the U.S.

Click for interactive map > NFP week continues here at TBP. Our latest chart p0rn: This WSJ interactive map of wage growth (or the lack thereof) across the US of A > Source: Comparing Wages Across the U.S. Sara Murray WSJ, May 25, 2011

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

Fade the Inflation Hysteria

Tons of talk and pixels being spilled over the imminent inflation threat.  It bears an eerie resemblance to what we heard from the likes of Jerry Bowyer and Art Laffer two years ago.  I’d fade it now, exactly as I suggested back then (here and here, the latter piece co-authored with Bonddad): Exhibit A —…Read More

Category: Commodities, Current Affairs, Cycles, Data Analysis, Economy, Inflation, Markets, Research, Wages & Income

The Pay at the Top

Following our QOTD is this interactive graphic from the Sunday NYT showing the relative compensation of 200 chief executives: > click for interactive graphic > Source: The Drought Is Over (at Least for C.E.O.’s) DANIEL COSTELLO NYT, April 9, 2011

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income