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Rising wage inequality, 2003–13

October 08, 2015
Rising wage inequality in recent years has brought increased focus on the disparity between the highest wage earners and the lowest wage earners. From 2003 to 2013, wages for the highest-paid 10 percent of workers increased 4.6 percent, while those for the lowest-paid 10 percent decreased 2.2 percent. Full Text »
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Access to specific provisions of employer-provided benefits: new estimates

This Beyond the Numbers article describes the prevalence with which people working for private employers in the United States are given the opportunity to enroll in health and retirement plans with various provisions—the extent to which they have access to those provisions.
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  1. In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.
    • 72 percent
    • 70 percent
    • 68 percent
    • 66 percent

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