American workers are high performing, but their wages no longer reflect it. Between 1979 and 2009, U.S. productivity increased 80 percent, while hourly wages for median workers increased only 10.1 percent.

American workers are high performing, but their wages no longer reflect it. Between 1979 and 2009, U.S. productivity increased 80 percent, while hourly wages for median workers increased only 10.1 percent.

Source: The Sad But True Story of Wages in America (Economic Policy Institute, March 2011)

 

 

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