Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Worker Hours Are More Unpredictable Than Ever

After the recession, hourly workers have a harder time.

What a job looks like has changed for many people since the recession. In general, things are looking up: Both unemployment and jobless claims are falling. But a good chunk of job creation has come at the highest and lowest ends of the spectrum, a trend that has only recently started to change with gains for middle-wage earners. Many people who lost well-paying jobs have found work, but for less money, doing hourly retail and food services jobs.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.