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June 2009, Vol. 132, No. 6
What do OES data have to say about increasing wage inequality?
John I. Jones
Economist, Division of Publication and Analysis, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wage distribution data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey indicate that wages became more dispersed over the 2002-08 period; occupations paying higher wages tended to have workers with more education and higher level technical skills, while occupations paying lower wages tended to have workers with less education and lower skills.
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