From a Bureau of Labor Statistics press release:
|Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.2 percent in May, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.5 percent and CPI-U increased 0.6 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month.|
Yet red states have been cutting unemployment benefits in an effort to force people to take a job–even if it’s low-paying.