Archive for April 2012

Low-wage workers in the states

Janelle Jones and I have a short post at the CEPR blog with information on the educational attainment of low-wage workers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The chart below, from the CEPR blog, shows the share of low-wage workers in each state that have at least some college education (including those […]

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Low-wage workers are older and better educated than ever

By John Schmitt and Janelle Jones Relative to any of the most common benchmarks – the cost of living, the wages of the average worker, or average productivity levels – the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is well below its historical value. These usual reference points, however, understate the true erosion in the […]