Half the jobs in the nation pay less than $34,000 a year, according to the Economic Policy Institute. A quarter pay below the poverty line for a family of four, less than $23,000 annually. Families that can send another adult to work have done better, but single mothers (and fathers) don’t have that option. Poverty among families with children headed by single mothers exceeds 40 percent.Wages for those who work on jobs in the bottom half have been stuck since 1973, increasing just 7 percent.
Only the already wealthy have seen their incomes grow generally...and they've grown A LOT!