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Share of workers with large shifts in real annual earnings from 2002 to 2003, by earnings fifth

Source: Authors' analysis of Dahl and Schwabish (2008, Table 1)

Updated May 16, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Data are from Dahl and Schwabish (2008), Table 1, “Distribution of Changes in Workers’ Annual Real Earnings from 2002–2003, by Sex, Age, and Earnings Quintile.” The sample consists of workers age 25 to 55 who had earnings from employment covered by Social Security in 2002 or 2003. Earnings include wages and salaries, tips, and other forms of compensation; they exclude self-employment income and deferred compensation. Before the percentage change was calculated, earnings were adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U-RS.

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