During Recovery, Employment Growth Concentrated In Low-Paying Jobs


The National Employment Law Project found that “from the first quarter of 2010 through the first quarter of 2011, lower-wage occupations grew by 3.2 percent, with retail salespersons, office clerks, cashiers, food preparation workers and stock clerks topping the list. Mid-wage occupations grew by only 1.2 percent and higher-wage occupations declined by 1.2 percent.” (Via Arthur Delaney)