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News from EPI Another day, one less dollar

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 24th, 2010
Contact: Karen Conner or Eve Turow, 202-775-8810

Since 2000, America’s college graduates — like workers at nearly all levels of education — have seen wages, adjusted for inflation, stagnate. An illustration in today’s Snapshot tracks the median inflation-adjusted weekly wages for high school and college graduates from 2000 to 2009. It shows that while college graduates earn more, wages for both groups have actually declined slightly since the year 2000. For college graduates, the change equates to $1 per day less, based on a five-day work week.