This is a classic example of an article we broadcast to all that will perhaps be of value to relatively few. Yet, when I read it and learned something I had now known before – and that may be the same for many of you – had to share.
An unsettling future for millions of American jobs
The U.S. economy is besting expectations for job growth, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in several decades — but the other side of the story is that millions of jobs out there just aren't good enough.
Why it matters: Almost half of all American workers are stuck in low-wage jobs that often don't pay enough to support their lives, lack benefits and sit squarely inside the automation bullseye.
By the numbers:
There are 53 million U.S. workers — around 44% of the total workforce — who work in jobs with a median hourly wage of $10.22 and median yearly earnings of $18,000, according to a November Brookings study that examines low-wage work. Read More