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2012 State Poverty Data from 2 Sources The U.S. Census Bureau has issued 2012 state-specific poverty rates from two sources, the longstanding Current Population Survey (CPS) and the newer American Community Survey (ACS). ETA has also created a comparative chart showing national poverty rates from both sources, as the differences between the two are likely to confuse users. LMI Win-Win Network 620 0  09/19/2013
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2012 Income, Poverty, & Health Insurance Data The U.S. Census Bureau has issued its 2012 income, poverty, and health insurance data. We've just added a handy summary of poverty trends compiled by HHS to our listing. LMI Win-Win Network 505 0  09/17/2013
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Diminished Earnings Growth EPI has issued an analysis of inflation-adjusted compensation, finding that most workers have experienced only weak wage growth since 1979, that that productivity growth has significantly outpaced compensation. Only those at the very top of the earnings spectrum experienced inflation-adjusted increases between 2007 and 2012. LMI Win-Win Network 399 0  08/27/2013
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Metro Income Adjusted for Inflation and Purchasing Power BEA has released experimental inflation-adjusted personal income estimates for states and metropolitan areas through 2011. This new series provides the most complete adjustment yet available of purchasing power simultaneously across geographies and across time. LMI Win-Win Network 771 0  06/24/2013
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Working but Poor The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued its annual Profile of the Working Poor, for 2011. Among individuals who spent more than half the year working or looking for work, 7 percent (10.4 million people) remained poor despite these efforts. Current poverty levels among workers are the highest experienced in the last quarter century. LMI Win-Win Network 440 0  05/09/2013
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Industries with Unstable Paychecks An American Enterprise Institute study of earnings instability by industry ranks construction, utilities, and professional services as those that pay the least reliable earnings, and management services, transportation, and accommodation and food services as the most stable. Employees have little control over unstable earnings, and lower-paid workers face more than twice the earnings instability of their higher-paid coworkers. LMI Win-Win Network 562 0  04/08/2013
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Minimum Wage Workers: 2012 BLS has released national and state-level data on minimum wage workers for 2012. Periodically raised by statute, the Federal minimum wage has been $7.25 hourly since mid-2009. Of the three-fifths of employees paid on an hourly basis, 4.7 percent were paid at the minimum wage or less. LMI Win-Win Network 318 0  04/02/2013
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ACS 2011 Income and Poverty Data The U.S. Census Bureau today issued its first 2011 data from the American Community Survey, which reflects single-year averages for all areas with a population of 65,000 or more (data for areas with smaller populations will be issued later this year). See below for some highlights from the available state and local findings. LMI Win-Win Network 445 0  09/20/2012
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2011 State Income, Earnings, & Poverty Data In the just-published U.S. Census Bureau report, there are no state or local data, but the Bureau has issued such data on their Web site. Here’s where to find it, shown by topic. LMI Win-Win Network 363 0  09/14/2012
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2011 Income & Poverty Data The U.S. Census Bureau today issued its annual income, poverty and health insurance data for 2011. The major findings, with an emphasis on those pertaining to employment, are below. LMI Win-Win Network 419 0  09/12/2012
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Collecting Compensation Data from Employers This National Research Council (part of the National Academy of Sciences) study provides an extremely thorough review of employer-specific data on compensation from both government and private sector sources, focusing on the availability of data for groups protected by various civil rights laws and regulations from discrimination by gender, race, ethnicity, and national origin. The National Research Council conducted the study for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which made the request based upon a recommendation from a White House task force. LMI Win-Win Network 340 0  09/05/2012
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Household Income Distribution, 1979-2009 The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a series of charts showing trends in household income and income inequality since 1979, together with summarized conclusions, and covering income both before and after taxes and program benefits. CBO found that market income inequality rose almost continually over the three decades. LMI Win-Win Network 622 0  08/14/2012
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