ABSTRACT

Real Wage Trends, 1979 to 2019 [Updated December 28, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Wage earnings are the largest source of income for many workers, and wage gains are a primary lever for raising living standards. Reports of stagnant median wages have therefore raised concerns among some that economic growth over the last several decades has not translated into gains for all worker groups. To shed light on recent patterns, this report estimates real (inflation-adjusted) wage trends at the 10th, 50th (median), and 90th percentiles of the wage distributions for the workforce as a whole and for several demographic groups, and it explores changes in educational attainment and occupation for these groups over the 1979 to 2019 period."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45090
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Date:
2020-12-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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