Employment shares in low-paying occupations, 1979–2007
|Occupation wage category*||1979||1989||1999||2007|
* Sorted by mean wage in 1979. The lowest decile has 18 occupations. The second decile has 26 occupations.
These are CPS ORG tabulations using Autor-Dorn occupation coding crosswalk. Service occupations exclude public safety occupations. Employment is hours-weighted. Employment trends are adjusted to remove inconsistencies due to coding changes in 1983 and 2003. Agriculture is excluded.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata