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Although manufacturing industries had a reputation for stable, well-paying jobs throughout much of the 20th century, shifts within the industry in the last several decades have considerably altered that picture. Since 1990, average hourly earnings trends in the various manufacturing industries have been disparate, with a few industries showing strong growth but many others having growth rates that are lower than those of the total private sector.Read full article »
A group of economists examines the economic well-being of working-class Americans.View all Book Reviews »
A field experiment suggests that bonus pay increases worker effort on both the extensive and intensive margins.
Several factors can affect earning gaps among occupations.
By 2021, countries will suffer economically because of climate change.View all Beyond BLS articles »
Inflation expectations and inflation realities: a comparison of the Treasury Breakeven Inflation curve and the Consumer Price Index before, during, and after the Great Recession
Results presented in a 1988 article revealed that between 1946 and 1987, women participating in the labor force increased tremendously.
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