Table 1.2

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Tables (Table H-5), CPS Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics and unpublished Total Economy Productivity data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor Productivity and Costs program

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