Tag Archives: compensation

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2014, there was no statistically significant change from 2013 in either real median household income or the official poverty rate. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage […]

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage Source: RAND Corporation Using data from the RAND American Life Panel we quantify the frequency that employers violate the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. Among employees paid by the hour who work over 40 hours in a […]

Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession

Occupational Wage Declines Since the Great Recession Source: National Employment Law Project In this data brief, we examine real wage declines for U.S. workers based on their occupations. Previous research has used a variety of other data sources and measures to examine change in real earnings. Our analysis relies on data from the Occupational Employment […]

Understanding the Historic Divergence Between Productivity and a Typical Worker’s Pay: Why It Matters and Why It’s Real

Understanding the Historic Divergence Between Productivity and a Typical Worker’s Pay: Why It Matters and Why It’s Real Source: Economic Policy Institute Since 1973, hourly compensation of the vast majority of American workers has not risen in line with economy-wide productivity. In fact, hourly compensation has almost stopped rising at all. Net productivity grew 72.2 […]

State Financial Security Scorecards

State Financial Security Scorecards Source: National Institute on Retirement Security A new analysis indicates that Americans in nearly every state will fall far short in meeting their economic needs in retirement. The State Financial Security Scorecards research project gauges the retirement readiness of future retirees in each of the fifty states and the District of […]

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.7 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in […]

Registered nurses have highest employment in healthcare occupations; anesthesiologists earn the most

Registered nurses have highest employment in healthcare occupations; anesthesiologists earn the most Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In May 2014, there were 11.8 million workers employed in healthcare practitioner, technical, and support occupations. Among those, 2.7 million were registered nurses, the largest occupation. Anesthesiologists earned the most, with an average annual wage of $246,320.