How American Workers Became Disengaged (IndustryWeek)
More Debate and Data on the Disappearing Middle Class
News By : Dick Herman
Gallup Poll: However, the cost of disengaged employees in the U.S. at $450 billion to $550 billion. What should employers do?
U.S. Census Bureau shows that middle-class income reached a high of 54% in 1968 and declined to 45.7% of total income in 2012.
What is disappearing are the jobs in the middle, the good-paying jobs between $14 and $21 per hour with benefits. Occupational Growth Rates, graphically shows how the mid-wage occupations are declining and the low-wage jobs have been growing since the beginning of the Great Recession. [See the charts in the full article - click "more" below]