Wages Have Gotten Worse

Source: BLS

From a Bureau of Labor Statistics press release:

06/10/2021
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.

Related:

These businesses found a way around the worker shortage: Raising wages to $15 an hour or more (WaPo)

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