Less-Educated Continue to Lose Jobs in Recovery-Even in Low-Wage Industries

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Less-Educated Continue to Lose Jobs in Recovery-Even in Low-Wage Industries

Abstract

In the sluggish recovery, less-educated workers, especially those with a high school degree or less, continue to lose jobs at a substantial rate. This factsheet presents employment changes in the recession and recovery by skill level and industry showing that those with less than a high school degree were hit hardest, even in low wage industries. Gains in the recovery have been concentrated among workers with a college education.

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