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Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds
Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds

California’s economic recovery has featured a growing share of lower-wage jobs, raising concerns about the opportunities for middle-class workers hit hard by the Great Recession, a new analysis finds. The California Budget Project, a nonprofit economic research group, analyzed decades of state labor data to find that low- and middle-wage workers have seen significant pay declines over the last decade.  Local and state government jobs -- traditionally a reliable source of middle-class employment -- have been particularly slow to recover. "Persistent weakness in the public sector job market is undermining the overall strength of the economic recovery," the report...

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