Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

The Gender Pay Gap


Source: Center for American Progress

Category: Wages & Income

“Where’s the Wage Pressure?”

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

Wal-Mart’s Plan to Boost Pay, State by State

Regarding yesterday’s discussion on Wal-Mart’s pay raise, check out this informative map from the WSJ:     Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income

The Changing Nature of Middle-Class Jobs

Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Employment, Wages & Income

Wal-Mart’s Crash Course in Labor Economics

Last week, we learned that Wal-Mart was giving the lowest-paid of its hourly employees a raise. In a blog post, Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said that as of April, the company will pay a minimum of $9 an hour. That is $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which has been unchanged…Read More

Category: Employment, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

The Shrinking American Middle Class

click for interactive infographic Source: The Upshot

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization

Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization Rob Valletta FRBSF, January 12, 2015     The earnings gap between people with a college degree and those with no education beyond high school has been growing since the late 1970s. Since 2000, however, the gap has grown more for those who have earned a post-graduate degree as well….Read More

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich . . .

Source: MoJo

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

NFIB points to upward pressure on wages

From Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank: The next ECI will be released on Jan 30 and the NFIB data that just came out points to more upward pressure, see chart below. Also, remember that the wage data used in the Fed’s FRBUS model of the US economy is the employment cost index and not average hourly…Read More

Category: Inflation, Wages & Income

Why Is Wage Growth So Slow?

Why Is Wage Growth So Slow? Mary C. Daly and Bart Hobijn FRBSF, January 5, 2015     Despite considerable improvement in the labor market, growth in wages continues to be disappointing. One reason is that many firms were unable to reduce wages during the recession, and they must now work off a stockpile of…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income