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Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper Harper

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226001432

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.001.0001

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Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?

Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?

(p.101) 3 Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?
Labor in the New Economy

Katharine G. Abraham

James R. Spletzer

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the jobs generated in the U.S. economy referred to as “good jobs” and “bad jobs.” Jobs are stated to have multiple attributes, including wages, benefits, hours of work, working conditions, opportunities for advancement, and other characteristics which could affect its perceived quality. The chapter describes the use of Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Current Population Survey (CPS) survey data to construct annual estimates of employment by industry and occupation. The CPS data show job growth to be concentrated in the highest-wage jobs, whereas the OES data show substantial relative growth in low-wage employment. The changes in the industry and occupation classification structures used in the OES have caused numerous breaks in series, and it should be possible to exploit more fully the enormous amount of detail in the OES to look at where in the wage distribution job growth has occurred.

Keywords:   employment, United States, occupational employment statistics, current population survey, wages

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