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This chart demonstrates the impact of union membership on income and wealth distribution. It allows users to select between a number of metrics related to unionization and income inequality in order to further illustrate this relationship. The chart illustrates a consistent theme that as union power has declined, so too has the share of national income going to wages and salaries, and to the bottom and middle of the income spectrum.
This chart allows users to compare the United States along a number of economic indicators related to income, employment, and economic security. By selecting between these measurements and offering a geographic view of these statistics, users are better able to visualize trends in economic factors and make comparisons between states.
This interactive chart compares occupational levels and wages in 2010 to occupational projections for 2020. It also categorizes occupations according to the minimum education needed for an entry-level position in that field and allows users to selectively include certain educational groups. This chart demonstrates that good jobs (those in green) are projected to have few openings in the coming decade while occupations with the most projected openings do not pay well.
This chart demonstrates trends in income and housing costs over time. It allows users to specify demographic groups of interest and illustrates that, while wages have risen generally over the past half century, housing costs have outpaced this growth and now account for a greater proportion of workers' income than before. By allowing users to specify demographic and job sector parameters of interest, this chart demonstrates the way in which housing costs have risen at a disproportionately high rate for some racial groups as compared to others and how job sectors interact with that trend.
This chart demonstrates trends in long-term unemployment and compares them to trends in the use of unemployment benefits. Broadly, this chart shows a pronounced increase in long-term unemployment in recent decades. Moreover, this chart demonstrates that, as the average duration of unemployment has risen for workers, they exhaust their benefits more quickly than before.
This policy brief examines several case studies depicting how school districts have aligned diverse state and federal funding to increase the quality and capacity of after school programs.
This chart demonstrates the decline of job-based health care coverage between 2000 and 2010. It shows by-state coverage numbers, the trend in coverage, and the median wage in each state for a given year.