10 facts about American workers
More than 150 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Here’s what we know about who they are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.
Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study
How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle
Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead
Hispanics have become more upbeat about their personal finances and their financial future since the Great Recession, with 81% saying that they expect their family’s financial situation to improve in the next year.
Where wages are worth the most and least in the U.S.
How the true value of your paycheck is affected by where you live.
Oil and gas boom feeds greatest real wage growth in U.S., but will it last?
Most of the biggest inflation-adjusted wage gains have occurred in metro areas that have directly benefited from the boom in U.S. oil and gas production
America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.
America’s middle class is shrinking. So who’s leaving it?
in terms of income status, the past four decades have been very good to people working in financial and natural-resources industries or as executives and managers, but not so good for sales workers or people in blue-collar manufacturing jobs.
Republicans divided by income over government’s role in ‘safety net’ issues
There are stark socioeconomic differences within the GOP when it comes to issues like poverty, health care and education.
Seven-in-ten people globally live on $10 or less per day
The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global population of 6.2 billion – lived on $10 or less per day in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.
The many ways to measure economic inequality
Just what is “economic inequality”? Depends on whom you ask.