Fri. Jan 21st, 2022


The New York Times

Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say

Over the last two decades, workers without four-year college degrees have lost ground in the occupations that used to be ladders to middle-class lives for them and their families. While the trend has been well-known, putting a number on the lost steppingstone jobs has been elusive. A new study, published Friday, estimates that such workers have been displaced from 7.4 million jobs since 2000. The research points to the persistent challenge for the nearly two-thirds of American workers who do not

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