Beyond the Numbers

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Sep 2014  •  Volume 3 / Number 20

Wage differentials: how jobseekers can use them to analyze occupational wage and cost of living data by U.S. area

Wage differentials: how jobseekers can use them to analyze occupational wage and cost of living data by U.S. area

Analysis of the disparity between occupational wage and wage differential by region for three occupations- registered nurses, secondary school teachers, and securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents.

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