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Wages have fallen the most in low-paying jobs, study says

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  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    July 17, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    So, productivity is up. Wages are down. Productivity gains thus go to those who have not been more productive. What else is new?

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    A constant (and unending)supply of illegal immigrant trespassers is THE biggest reason wages have stayed depressingly low for poor and/or unskilled workers.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 18, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    "The study found that wages dropped over all occupations by 2.8 percent between 2009 and 2012"

    Thanks, BO – for nothing!

    "lower-wage American workers have accounted for the lion's share of the jobs created since the 2007-2009 Great Recession"

    thanks, BO – for nothing!

    "The Fiscal Times says that part of the explanation for the growth in these low-wage sectors may be the Affordable Care Act."

    Thanks, BO – for nothing!

    Maybe this data should be impressed again and again on kids in high school and jr high, so they will get the idea that education is essential if they don’t want to be stuck in a dead-end, low wage job.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    July 18, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    It is telling that those that have lost the most in the last few years voted en-mass for more of the same.

  • Clark D Houston, TX
    July 18, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    A successful McDonalds fast food establishment probably has an average net income of $250,000. per year. One thatowns that business and is in this bracket really has to manage superb. Managers earn $30k plus if there for a while. So, if they paid their employees a little more they should have more dedicated workers. These places are high pressure because of the need of fast service. Some of the items they sell are not profitable like the dollar menu. It is to bad that families have to depend on the lower paying jobs to support theirs, but the opportunity to better ourselves is always there in this country.
    Items such as gasoline/transportation is destroying the economy in this country. A 42 gallon of oil produced is 4 times the price it costs to make it due to the stock market as many other items are over valued. Prices of stocks should be based on actual values and not controlled by the stock traders and the economy would be improved significantly.
    Prices are extreme just because we are willing to pay them. Consumers can be effective if we ever begin to work together and decrease the usage of things that are overpriced.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 20, 2013 7:30 a.m.

    How much has inflation cost our workers. Add that on to the no raise than say how much their loosing.