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Low-Wage Workers More Educated Today

Written by Sean O'Leary on April 13, 2012

Here is an interesting, if troubling blog post from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The post shows that low-wage workers (those making less than $10.00 an hour in 2011 dollars) are becoming more educated. 

In every state across the country, low wage workers are more educated than they were thirty years ago, meaning that an education is less of a guarantee of a good paying job than it was in the past.
 
In 1979-1981 only 2.9% of college educated workers in WV were low wage. For 2009-2011 that percentage had jumped to 8.1%.
 
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