Oregon's lower wages not keeping up with inflation

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Oregon's middle wages are barely keeping up with the rising cost of living, and lowest-paid workers are taking home less than in 2002 after adjusting for inflation.

The Employment Department report shows the biggest wage gains were concentrated among the highest-paid workers.

The results showed the bottom 60 percent of Oregon earners have seen little -- if any -- gains on net since 2002. The lowest-paid 40 percent actually lost ground between then and now.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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