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April 25 2011

Continuing trend of no real wage growth for bulk of Americans

According to Matthew Freedman, ICS Research Fellow and Professor in ILR’s Department of Labor Economics, a study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)  “confirmed and elucidated a trend that economists have been tracking for some time…Wages have been relatively flat for the bulk of the U.S. population, not only for the last 20 years, but, in fact, even further back -- well into the '70s." Freedman was commenting in Daily Finance.

See ILR in the NEWS: The Sorry State of America's Wage Earners