A Trend Toward Quality Jobs?

Last year, the Labor Dept. issued a report that suggested that the structure of the U.S. workplace was rapidly shifting toward high-quality jobs requiring a skilled workforce. While most job growth was still in industries with low overall wages, the agency noted that many of the new hires in those industries were for high-paying jobs. Some 40% of jobs added from 1988 to 1993 were in occupations such as managers and professionals, with pay in the top 20% of the wage distribution.

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