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The future of work: Trends and challenges for low wage workers

This paper focuses on low-wage workers—who they are, where they work, where they live, and what their future challenges may be in regard to education/skill requirements, job quality, and wages. Analysis of employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that the future of work will be shaped by much more than labor market skill demands. And in the future, rising wages will depend more on the wage growth within occupations than on any change in the mix of occupations.