When the recession hit Washington, minimum wage jobs were the first to go

May 17, 2010 | Economic Opportunity Institute

Here’s a question to test your knowledge of recession-time economics. In a downturn, will high-paying jobs outnumber minimum-wage jobs, or the opposite?

That’s kind of a trick question. The answer is “both.”

Surprised? It gets even more puzzling. There’s a chance the median wage could increase, too — as it did in Washington state during the recession.

Read more in the Everett Herald.

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