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Mother Jones has compiled a list of charts derived from sources like the US Commerce Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau indicate that while the US GDP has grown along with the income of the top 1% working conditions for the labor that produce these gains have worsened since 1970. American workers are working harder and with fewer benefits but household income has not kept pace with the economy. If it had the average household income would be $92,000 rather than $50,000.
American workers also receive less paid time off and less paid vacation time than other industrialized countries. Wage freezes have capped pay increases at 21% while the cost of living has increased 67%, except for the top 1%.
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