Are We Becoming The United States Of Crappy Jobs?


America remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but the quality of our jobs are in decline. In a reversal of centuries of growth and opportunity, the U.S. has become a Crappy Job Nation. Here's that story in charts.

During the recession, jobs were lost all over the place. But mid-wage occupations (hourly wages from $21.14 to $54.55) were decimated, according to an analysis by the National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy group. Neither mid-wage nor high-wage positions have returned to their recession levels. But low-wage jobs have soared.