Full Employment means not only a job but a living-wage job for all.
‘Middle class’ used to denote comfort and security. Not anymore Quart, Guardian 7/16
Real Average Hourly Earnings, BLS, latest report
Understanding the Historic Divergence Between Productivity and a Typical Worker’s Pay: Why It Matters and Why It’s Real — Bivens & Mishel 9/15
The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 Than in 1973, WSJ Washington Wire, 9/15
Real Wages 1964-2014
Raising America’s Pay, EPI; Raising America’s Pay: Why It’s Our Central Economic Policy Challenge, Bivens et al, EPI 5/14
A Decade of Flat Wages? Rios-Avila & Hotchkiss, Levy P 2014/4, 6/14
Wage Data from State of Working America, EPI, Mishel et al
Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality, Mishel et al, 1/13
The 10-Year Decline in Wages for Most College Graduates, Mishel, EPI, 10/12
Vast majority of wage earners are working harder, and for not much more, Mishel 1/13
Median earnings for full-time male workers in 2013: $50,033
Median earnings for full-time male workers in 1973: $52,421 [2013 dollars] BLS, 1973 is the peak earnings year. For full-time women workers, the peak is 2007.
What Families Need to Get By: 2013 EPI 7/13
Middle-Class Tightrope: It’s More Dire Than The Numbers Show, Hacker, Wash. Post 8/04