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Median usual weekly earnings $808 in first quarter 2015 


April 27, 2015
Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 107.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $808 in the first quarter of 2015. Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $730, or 81.6 percent of the $895 median for men. Full Text »
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A look at today’s pension equity plans

Among the changes in pension plans tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since the late 1970s are different formulas for calculating benefits. One of those formula types is the pension equity plan, or PEP. These plans were first identified by BLS private industry surveys conducted in the late 1990s; today, they make up a small share of all pension plans. This issue of Beyond the Numbers examines the concept behind pension equity plans and looks at some unique features of these plans.
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  1. In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.

    • 72 percent
    • 70 percent
    • 68 percent
    • 66 percent

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