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Wages

September 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable housing in many U.S. cities, even people with jobs are finding themselves slipping into homelessness.
The New Republic
September 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities like St. Louis, Denver, and Minneapolis have have fewer bus drivers than the transit system requires. The shortages are effecting the quality of service.
Streetsblog USA
June 27, 2019, 6am PDT
(Not very far.)
Curbed New York
March 2, 2019, 5am PST
Many delivery services have come under scrutiny for questionable labor practices. Grub Street follows a Postmates delivery worker through one night to understand the nature of the work and assess the earnings.
Grub Street
January 17, 2019, 9am PST
A study from economist David Autor finds that the higher wages once offered workers without college degrees or special skills are mostly gone. Workers in cities often earn what they would in rural areas.
The New York Times
December 27, 2018, 8am PST
Labor costs vary greatly throughout the country, but wages are rising in the construction industry, especially in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
Curbed
October 31, 2018, 5am PDT
The story of the success of American cities is more complicated when we look at the details.
CityLab
December 13, 2017, 10am PST
Renters in smaller metropolitan areas are struggling to deal with the realities of rising rent and stagnant wages. At least wages have increased in high-priced areas.
The Spokesman-Review
August 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The size of the gap between wages and the cost of rent is growing, and spreading. For renters, every corner of the country's housing market is in crisis.
CityLab
April 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
As Congress debates immigration reform, Richard Florida explains why more liberal policies could be a boon for America's cities by examining the connection between foreign-born populations and economic outcomes.
The Atlantic Cities