The State of Working America, 12th edition: Coming Tuesday, Sept. 11

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Aug. 29: Unions, inequality, and faltering middle-class wages

Figure AFigure A (continued)

Union coverage rate in the United States, 1973–2011

Source: Author's analysis of Hirsch and Macpherson (2003) and updates from the Union Membership and Coverage Database

 


July 24: U.S. poverty rates higher, safety net weaker than in peer countries

Figure DFigure D (continued)

Child poverty rate in selected developed countries, 2009

Note: The child poverty rate is the share of children living in households with income below half of household-size-adjusted median income.

Source: Adamson (2012, Figure 1b)


May 24: Labor force participation: Cyclical versus structural changes since the start of the Great Recession


May 2: CEO pay and the top 1%: How executive compensation and financial-sector pay have fueled income inequality

Figure AFigure A (continued)

CEO-to-worker compensation ratio, with options granted and options realized,1965–2011

Note: "Options granted" compensation series includes salary, bonus, restricted stock grants, options granted, and long-term incentive payouts for CEOs at the top 350 firms ranked by sales. "Options exercised" compensation series includes salary, bonus, restricted stock grants, options exercised, and long-term incentive payouts for CEOs at the top 350 firms ranked by sales.

Sources: Authors' analysis of data from Compustat ExecuComp database, Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics program, and Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Product Accounts Tables


April 26: The wedges between productivity and median compensation growth

”Figure”Figure (continued)

Share of newly employed workers who said that they were not actively searching for work in the previous month

Share of newly employed workers who said that they were not actively searching for work in the previous month
Apr-1990 0.619
May-1990 0.626
Jun-1990 0.620
Jul-1990 0.620
Aug-1990 0.616
Sep-1990 0.623
Oct-1990 0.610
Nov-1990 0.612
Dec-1990 0.604
Jan-1991 0.599
Feb-1991 0.590
Mar-1991 0.585
Apr-1991 0.577
May-1991 0.576
Jun-1991 0.572
Jul-1991 0.580
Aug-1991 0.578
Sep-1991 0.577
Oct-1991 0.573
Nov-1991 0.569
Dec-1991 0.570
Jan-1992 0.568
Feb-1992 0.571
Mar-1992 0.571
Apr-1992 0.572
May-1992 0.573
Jun-1992 0.566
Jul-1992 0.564
Aug-1992 0.561
Sep-1992 0.559
Oct-1992 0.557
Nov-1992 0.558
Dec-1992 0.561
Jan-1993 0.566
Feb-1993 0.577
Mar-1993 0.583
Apr-1993 0.584
May-1993 0.582
Jun-1993 0.581
Jul-1993 0.575
Aug-1993 0.575
Sep-1993 0.580
Oct-1993 0.589
Nov-1993 0.585
Dec-1993 0.583
Jan-1994 0.588
Feb-1994 0.592
Mar-1994 0.591
Apr-1994 0.587
May-1994 0.583
Jun-1994 0.585
Jul-1994 0.586
Aug-1994 0.590
Sep-1994 0.591
Oct-1994 0.598
Nov-1994 0.601
Dec-1994 0.603
Jan-1995 0.604
Feb-1995 0.595
Mar-1995 0.597
Apr-1995 0.597
May-1995 0.592
Jun-1995 0.595
Jul-1995 0.595
Aug-1995 0.600
Sep-1995 0.602
Oct-1995 0.599
Nov-1995 0.606
Dec-1995 0.599
Jan-1996 0.598
Feb-1996 0.603
Mar-1996 0.607
Apr-1996 0.610
May-1996 0.607
Jun-1996 0.608
Jul-1996 0.615
Aug-1996 0.608
Sep-1996 0.609
Oct-1996 0.602
Nov-1996 0.606
Dec-1996 0.596
Jan-1997 0.591
Feb-1997 0.589
Mar-1997 0.603
Apr-1997 0.614
May-1997 0.618
Jun-1997 0.611
Jul-1997 0.604
Aug-1997 0.613
Sep-1997 0.619
Oct-1997 0.625
Nov-1997 0.627
Dec-1997 0.628
Jan-1998 0.633
Feb-1998 0.627
Mar-1998 0.629
Apr-1998 0.624
May-1998 0.635
Jun-1998 0.632
Jul-1998 0.642
Aug-1998 0.640
Sep-1998 0.652
Oct-1998 0.651
Nov-1998 0.651
Dec-1998 0.649
Jan-1999 0.656
Feb-1999 0.655
Mar-1999 0.642
Apr-1999 0.653
May-1999 0.661
Jun-1999 0.674
Jul-1999 0.664
Aug-1999 0.657
Sep-1999 0.653
Oct-1999 0.655
Nov-1999 0.653
Dec-1999 0.651
Jan-2000 0.644
Feb-2000 0.654
Mar-2000 0.657
Apr-2000 0.659
May-2000 0.656
Jun-2000 0.659
Jul-2000 0.654
Aug-2000 0.655
Sep-2000 0.656
Oct-2000 0.665
Nov-2000 0.674
Dec-2000 0.681
Jan-2001 0.690
Feb-2001 0.686
Mar-2001 0.679
Apr-2001 0.669
May-2001 0.658
Jun-2001 0.653
Jul-2001 0.657
Aug-2001 0.662
Sep-2001 0.666
Oct-2001 0.655
Nov-2001 0.644
Dec-2001 0.629
Jan-2002 0.626
Feb-2002 0.623
Mar-2002 0.617
Apr-2002 0.619
May-2002 0.628
Jun-2002 0.644
Jul-2002 0.645
Aug-2002 0.640
Sep-2002 0.631
Oct-2002 0.631
Nov-2002 0.637
Dec-2002 0.641
Jan-2003 0.642
Feb-2003 0.642
Mar-2003 0.645
Apr-2003 0.643
May-2003 0.637
Jun-2003 0.635
Jul-2003 0.631
Aug-2003 0.632
Sep-2003 0.634
Oct-2003 0.643
Nov-2003 0.647
Dec-2003 0.637
Jan-2004 0.636
Feb-2004 0.634
Mar-2004 0.649
Apr-2004 0.643
May-2004 0.643
Jun-2004 0.637
Jul-2004 0.642
Aug-2004 0.645
Sep-2004 0.641
Oct-2004 0.642
Nov-2004 0.640
Dec-2004 0.644
Jan-2005 0.646
Feb-2005 0.648
Mar-2005 0.649
Apr-2005 0.651
May-2005 0.658
Jun-2005 0.661
Jul-2005 0.666
Aug-2005 0.659
Sep-2005 0.665
Oct-2005 0.662
Nov-2005 0.660
Dec-2005 0.659
Jan-2006 0.658
Feb-2006 0.673
Mar-2006 0.673
Apr-2006 0.676
May-2006 0.673
Jun-2006 0.672
Jul-2006 0.667
Aug-2006 0.664
Sep-2006 0.659
Oct-2006 0.669
Nov-2006 0.676
Dec-2006 0.683
Jan-2007 0.680
Feb-2007 0.670
Mar-2007 0.665
Apr-2007 0.658
May-2007 0.662
Jun-2007 0.676
Jul-2007 0.677
Aug-2007 0.676
Sep-2007 0.669
Oct-2007 0.670
Nov-2007 0.675
Dec-2007 0.666
Jan-2008 0.664
Feb-2008 0.654
Mar-2008 0.656
Apr-2008 0.647
May-2008 0.651
Jun-2008 0.649
Jul-2008 0.653
Aug-2008 0.642
Sep-2008 0.629
Oct-2008 0.621
Nov-2008 0.619
Dec-2008 0.623
Jan-2009 0.622
Feb-2009 0.616
Mar-2009 0.608
Apr-2009 0.598
May-2009 0.596
Jun-2009 0.583
Jul-2009 0.575
Aug-2009 0.570
Sep-2009 0.568
Oct-2009 0.576
Nov-2009 0.567
Dec-2009 0.577
Jan-2010 0.579
Feb-2010 0.588
Mar-2010 0.587
Apr-2010 0.574
May-2010 0.564
Jun-2010 0.566
Jul-2010 0.572
Aug-2010 0.584
Sep-2010 0.588
Oct-2010 0.589
Nov-2010 0.589
Dec-2010 0.584
Jan-2011 0.591
Feb-2011 0.595
Mar-2011 0.601
Apr-2011 0.604
May-2011 0.602
Jun-2011 0.597
Jul-2011 0.598
Aug-2011 0.596
Sep-2011 0.606
Oct-2011 0.598
Nov-2011 0.598
Dec-2011 0.591
Jan-2012 0.592
Feb-2012 0.591
Mar-2012 0.594
Apr-2012 0.603
May-2012 0.609
Jun-2012 0.616
Jul-2012 0.618
Aug-2012 0.623
Sep-2012 0.623
Oct-2012 0.620
Nov-2012 0.618
Dec-2012 0.625
Jan-2013 0.622
Feb-2013 0.615
Mar-2013 0.616
Apr-2013 0.631
May-2013 0.635
Jun-2013 0.632
Jul-2013 0.623
Aug-2013 0.629
Sep-2013 0.635
Oct-2013 0.643
Nov-2013 0.641
Dec-2013 0.636
Jan-2014 0.639
Feb-2014 0.635
Mar-2014 0.639
Apr-2014 0.627
May-2014 0.640
Jun-2014 0.644
Jul-2014 0.660
Aug-2014 0.656
Sep-2014 0.654
Oct-2014 0.649
Nov-2014 0.654
Dec-2014 0.659
Jan-2015 0.673
Feb-2015 0.678
Mar-2015 0.684
Apr-2015 0.678
May-2015 0.682
Jun-2015 0.681
Jul-2015 0.690
Aug-2015 0.688
Sep-2015 0.688
Oct-2015 0.686
Nov-2015 0.688
Dec-2015 0.691
Jan-2016 0.689
Feb-2016 0.697
Mar-2016 0.704
Apr-2016 0.704
May-2016 0.693
Jun-2016 0.691
Jul-2016 0.691
Aug-2016 0.697
Sep-2016 0.692
Oct-2016 0.681
Nov-2016 0.679
Dec-2016 0.689
Jan-2017 0.697
Feb-2017 0.690
Mar-2017 0.687
Apr-2017 0.690
May-2017 0.697
Jun-2017 0.706
Jul-2017 0.704
Aug-2017 0.709
Sep-2017 0.704
Oct-2017 0.705
Nov-2017 0.710
Dec-2017 0.709
Jan-2018 0.715
Feb-2018 0.710
Mar-2018 0.706
Apr-2018 0.703
May-2018 0.707
Jun-2018 0.721
Jul-2018 0.729
Aug-2018 0.729
Sep-2018 0.727


March 7: Entry-level workers’ wages fell in lost decade

Figure BFigure B (continued)

Entry-level wages of male and female college graduates


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