Third and State Recap: The Rise of Low-Paying Jobs, State of Working PA, What You Should Earn, Revenue Update, & More

Over the past two weeks, we blogged about the latest U.S. jobs report, the State of Working Pennsylvania, why low-paying jobs in hotels and restaurants are on the rise across the commonwealth, what you should be earning, state revenue collections, and more.


  • On jobs and the economy, Mark Price highlighted the key takeaways from the latest U.S. jobs report and explained why low-paying jobs in hotels and restaurants are making up such a large share of job growth in Pennsylvania in recent years. Chris Lilienthal blogged about the Keystone Research Center's latest State of Working PA report and shared an online tool from the Economic Policy Institute showing how much you would be making if wages had kept pace with productivity in the economy.
  • On state tax and budget issues, Michael Wood blogged that revenue collections appear to be on track two months into Pennsylvania's new fiscal year.
  • And on income inequality, Steve Herzenberg wrote the speech he wished President Obama would have given on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington.



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