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My testimony about BLS occupational wage data

Friday, June 21, 2013

I testified this week before a U.S. House of Representatives committee about the extensive occupational wage data available from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey. I invite you to read my statement to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

The National Public Radio program “All Things Considered” featured an interesting segment this week about using OES data to examine the differences in pay between the highest and lowest paid workers in each occupation. The journalist calls the recent OES release “fascinating” and links the growing wage gap within so many professions to overall trends in income inequality.