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Low-Income Workers Have Lost the Most Work Hours

Created on June 12, 2014

Low-Income Workers Have Lost the Most Work Hours

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While the top four quintiles have largely returned to pre-recession work hours, the bottom quintile lags far behind.

Note: Figures shown are for the fourth quarter of the given year. Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey.

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Tags: labor-market, Great-Recession, employment, unemployment, part-time, full-time, education, work-hours, low-income