Wages have not been rising because of high unemployment, increasing employer health care costs, and the shift to lower paying jobs.
Todayâs worsening income inequality is partly explained by stagnant middle class wages during the last decade. Why AREN’T wages rising?
Corporate profits are very high, while unemployment remains high. Why aren’t businesses hiring more? Because they don’t think they need to.
Income has gone down since the official end of the recession in spite of more education.