The EPI article Congress has never let the federal minimum wage erode for this long by David Cooper (6/17/19) provides the graph here. June 16th marks the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, …Read More »
What are the economic prospect for 2019 high school grads?
EPI has its annual report on the prospects for 2019 high school grads. Class of 2019 High school edition by Elise Gould, Julia Wolfe, and Zane Mokhiber (6/6/19) has 17 key findings and 11 graphs with data. For example, their graph here (figure I) gives hourly wages in 2018 dollars …Read More »
How has the economic situation of college students changed?
The Pew article A Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges, by Richard Fry and Anthony Cilluffo (5/22/19) summarizes the change in the economic background of students from 1996 to 2016. As of the 2015-16 academic year (the most recent data available), about 20 …Read More »
What are the economic prospects for 2019 college grads?
The yearly EPI report on economic prospects for young college grads Class of 2019 College Edition by Elise Gould, Zane Makhiber, and Julia Wolfe (5/14/19) is now available. The report has 19 key finding and 10 graphs with available data. A few highlights: Women make up half of 21- to …Read More »
How much money do migrants send home to individuals?
Pew has an interactive graph on their Remittance flows worldwide in 2017 page where you can select a country and either outgoing or incoming. The result is get a map of how much money was sent to other countries or came into the country. For example, the graph here is …Read More »
How will raising the federal minimum wage impact workers?
The EPI article, Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would life pay for nearly 40 million workers, by David Cooper (2/5/19) covers their analysis of raising the minimum wage. Their graph here shows the gap between the minimum wage and median wage over time. The report is …Read More »
What is the current information on wages trends?
EPI has released its report: State of Working America Wages 2018, Wage inequality marches on – and is even threatening data reliability by Elise Gould (2/20/19). The report includes 19 tables and charts. The data and charts are easily downloaded, such as the chart here. The report is thorough and …Read More »