Changes in the Distribution of Workers’ Hourly Wages Between 1979 and 2009

February 16, 2011

This study documents changes in the level and distribution of hourly wages in the United States between 1979 and 2009. It also reviews the research literature on important factors that most likely underlie the observed trends in wages.

Data and Supplemental Information

Corrections and Updates

Addition: On October 15, 2015, CBO published supplemental data underlying the figures in this report.