Melat Kassa joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2018 after completing her undergraduate studies. Her role as a research assistant is to assist EPI’s economists in collecting, recording, and analyzing economic data. In addition, she proofreads and edits economic reports, blog posts, and issue briefs for publication. She works on several research topics such as wages, housing, trade and manufacturing, taxes, unions, and so on.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Top 1.0% of Earners See Wages Up 157.8% Since 1979
Newly available wage data for 2018 show that annual wages for the top 1.0% were nearly flat (up 0.2%) while wages for the bottom 90% rose an above-average 1.4%. Still, the top 1.0% has done far better in the 2009–18 recovery (their wages rose 19.2%) than did those in the bottom 90%, whose wages...