Lowest-Paid Workers Are Seeing Their Wages Surge

MarketWatch (03/22/24)

The Economic Policy Institute’s report reveals that from 2019 to 2023, the real wages of the lowest-paid workers surged by 12.1%, outpacing other earners, due to minimum wage hikes, stimulus payments, and a tight labor market. However, despite these gains, the lowest-earning 10% of workers still earn less than $13.52 per hour. Certain low-wage workers, particularly job-switchers, are better off post-pandemic, narrowing the gap with higher-paid workers.

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