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Low-Income Workers Hit Hardest by Recession

Created on June 12, 2014

Low-Income Workers Hit Hardest by Recession


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The proportion of workers with full-time jobs dropped by nearly six percentage points in the bottom quintile since the recession started.

Notes: Full-time workers are those working 35 or more hours per week. 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