wages http://nhpr.org en Wages For Babysitters Rise While Other Sectors Remain Stalled http://nhpr.org/post/wages-babysitters-rise-while-other-sectors-remain-stalled <p>The Department of Labor reports that last year’s national wage rate crept up only 2%, confirming what many US workers can already tell you: wages have stagnated. Not so for one high-demand job: babysitters. Over the past 30 years, teenage babysitting rates have risen nine times faster than the rate of inflation – commanding an average of $10 per hour. Depending on location and a sitter’s skill set, parents can shell out as much as $17 an hour for a night out. <strong>Megan Woolhouse </strong>covers the economy for the Boston Globe’s business section. Her article on <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/08/11/babysitter-economics-parents-reel-sitters-rake/H10XS1PjLfimcYOXlIVL0M/story.html">babysitters making bank</a> alerted us to this one sector of high wage growth.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:36:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33823 at http://nhpr.org Wages For Babysitters Rise While Other Sectors Remain Stalled The Wage Gap War http://nhpr.org/post/wage-gap-war <p>This week, a highly-politicized bill titled the “Paycheck Fairness Act”, died in the U.S. Senate. The bill was aimed at the so-called “wage gap”, between men and women. We'll look at what some say might cause this gap?</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 6333 at http://nhpr.org The Wage Gap War