Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

State Minimum Wage Map


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

There has been surprising news across minimum-wage land: Paychecks are beginning to rise. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart raised its minimum pay to $9 an hour, then Target matched. Now McDonald’shas improved on those rates. Starting July 1, McDonald’s will pay at least $1 an hour more than the local minimum wage for workers at the restaurants…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Wages & Income

Are Wages Flat or Falling? Decomposing Recent Changes in the Average Wage Provides an Answer Joel Elvery and Christopher Vecchio Cleveland Fed 03.27.2015         There recently has been a lot of concern about stagnant wages. Most of the discussion has focused on the median and average hourly wage, but these measures are…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

More Signs of Wage Inflation

From Torsten Sløk of Deutsche Bank: The first chart below shows that over the past year employer costs have risen significantly. The second chart shows that the rise is driven partly by a significant increase in bonuses. The third chart shows that the uptrend in wages can been seen across all parts of the services…Read More

Category: Employment, Inflation, Think Tank, Wages & Income

“I come not to bury bonuses, but to praise them”

I come not to bury bonuses, but to praise them. Yesterday the New York State Office of the Comptroller released itsannual report. The report is chock full of great tables and charts (seethis, this, and this). The key takeaways include these data points: • The bonus pool for securities industry employees who work in New York City grew…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Wages & Income

Real Wages Are Rising

Source: Torsten Sløk, Ph.D., Deutsche Bank Research

Category: Wages & Income

How much do you need to make to buy a home in your city?

Source: Know More

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, 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