Key labor market indicators and living-standards benchmarks, 2000–2011 (2011 dollars)

Worker hourly  wages
Payroll employment Unemployment rate Labor force participation rate Working-age employment-to-population ratio Median household income* Working-age median family income* 10th percentile Median 95th percentile Total economy productivity
2000 131,785 4.0% 67.1% 81.5% $54,851 $69,233 $8.24 $15.99 $45.44 $49.62
2007 137,598 4.6 66.0 79.9 54,499 68,893 8.45 16.40 49.39 57.22
2011 131,359 8.9 64.1 75.1 51,014** 63,967** 8.16 16.07 49.74 60.83
Change***
2000–2007 0.6% 0.6 ppts. -1.1 ppts. -1.6 ppts. -0.1% -0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 1.2% 2.1%
2000–2011 0.0 4.9 -3.0 -6.4 -0.7** -0.7** -0.1 0.0 0.8 1.9

* Data are for money income.

** Data are for 2010 (top panel) and 2000–2010 (bottom panel) due to data limitations.

*** Percent change numbers are annualized rates; percentage-point change numbers are cumulative change.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) public data series, CPS ASEC microdata and Historical Income Tables (Table H-5), CPS-ORG microdata, BLS Current Employment Statistics, and unpublished Total Economy Productivity data from BLS Labor Productivity and Costs program

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