NC Budget and Tax Center

Hard work not paying off for North Carolina’s workers?

Whatever happened to the American ideal that hard work always pays off?  In the latest issue of Prosperity Watch, we see our state’s workers making huge gains in productivity—and consequently profits—for their employers, but these productivity gains are not being rewarded in the form of higher wages. Why are North Carolina’s workers getting such a bad deal?

NC Budget and Tax Center

North Carolina Experiences Stagnant Job Growth in Middle-Wage Sectors

Despite the good news that the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in March, this silver lining comes attached to a darkening cloud—the emergence of a two-tier labor market with rapidly growing high-wage and low-wage jobs, and little in between.  What’s happening to these middle-wage jobs?

See the newest issue of Prosperity Watch for details….