Key labor market indicators and living standards benchmarks, 1979–2011 (2011 dollars)
* Data are for money income.
** Data are for the year 2010, and 2000–2010 respectively, due to data limitations.
*** Change is shown as an annualized rate with the exception of the change in working-age employment-to-population ratio, labor force participation rate and unemployment rate, which are shown as percentage-point changes.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) public data series, CPS Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata and Historical Income Tables (Table H-5), CPS Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics and unpublished Total Economy Productivity data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor Productivity and Costs program