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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Want more rage? We’ve got 11 charts that show how the superrich spoil it for the rest of us. In the past 20 years, the US economy has grown nearly 60 percent. You have nothing to lose but your gains Productivity has surged, but income and wages have stagnated for most Americans. Growth is back… …But jobs aren’t Sorry, not hiring The sectors that have contributed the most to the country’s overall economic growth have lagged when it comes to creating jobs. The wage freeze Increase in real value of the minimum wage since 1990: 21% Increase in cost of living since 1990: 67% One year’s earnings at the minimum wage: $15,080 Income required for a single worker to have real economic security: $30,000 Working 9 to 7 For Americans as a whole, the length of a typical workweek hasn’t changed much in years. Labor pains Median yearly earnings of: Union workers: $47,684 Non-union workers: $37,284 Dude, Where’s My Job? Proud to be an American Chore wars Related:  Job SearchLove Over Money & Death II

Why It’s Not Crazy for Working Professionals to Quit Their Jobs and Travel the World The American Dream Graduate high schoolGo to collegeStart your careerGet marriedBuy a houseHave childrenWatch them grow upSend them off to college, then to start their careersBecome a grandparentRetire, travel, and enjoy life It’s the American dream, right? Anyone who has grown up in the United States usually has some variation of what I like to call the “10-point-plan.” As a 28-year-old married professional at the beginning of my career, that’s the direction I was heading, along with my wife. “So, I was reading a blog about this couple who took a year-long trip around the world,” my wife innocently blurted out as we were strolling around our suburban neighborhood. With that simple statement, our “10-point-plan” was about to be turned upside-down. I have to admit that even though I loved to travel, the thought of traveling internationally for a long period of time never crossed my mind. Need some help planning your career break trip? >> See how a travel break can help your career

It's the Inequality, Stupid Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS. How Rich Are the Superrich? A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn't reflect the impact of the housing market crash. Winners Take All The superrich have grabbed the bulk of the past three decades' gains. Download: PDF chart 1 (large) PDF chart 2 (large) | JPG chart 1 (smaller) JPG chart 2 (smaller) Out of Balance A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Download: PDF (large) | JPG (smaller) Capitol Gain Why Washington is closer to Wall Street than Main Street. Congressional data from 2009. Download: PDF (large) | JPG (smaller) Who's Winning? Sources

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