Washington Post (08/18/14) Ylan Mui
After years of being concentrated in fields with low wages, the recovery in the U.S. job market is finally spreading to industries with good pay. Hiring has picked up steam in areas such as construction, manufacturing, and professional services in recent months—sectors with a median hourly wage of at least $20. Nearly 40% of the jobs created over the past six months have been in high-wage industries, compared with just a quarter during the last half of 2013, according to an analysis by the National Employment Law Project. Meanwhile, growth in many low-paying jobs has leveled off or even declined.