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Five Decades of Middle-Class Wages: May 2019 Update

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] We've updated this series to include the May release of the Consumer Price Index as the deflator and the May monthly employment update. The latest hypothetical real (inflation-adjusted) annual earnings are at ,278, down 11.5% from 45-plus years ago.

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Five Decades of Middle-Class Wages: May 2019 Update

We've updated this series to include the May release of the Consumer Price Index as the deflator and the May monthly employment update. The latest hypothetical real (inflation-adjusted) annual earnings are at $39,278, down 11.5% from 45-plus years ago.

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My original dshort.com website was launched in February 2005 using a domain name based on my real name, Doug Short. I'm a first wave boomer with a Ph.D. in English from Duke and a lifelong interest in economics and finance. In 2011 my website was acquired by Advisor Perspectives.

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