2005 real hourly production worker wage 8 percent lower than 73; productivity 55 percent higher

In 2005, the real hourly wage for production workers in America was approximately 8 percent lower than it was in 1973, while our national output (productivity) per hour is 55 percent higher.

Source: Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Why You'd Probably Be Healthier and Wealthier in Germany By Thomas Geoghegan, In These Times Posted on August 17, 2010, Printed on August 18, 2010 Alternet http://www.alternet.org/story/147859/

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