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Trends in the Labor Share Post-2000


Abstract: The labor share of income declined sharply in the United States from 2000 to 2010 but seems to have stabilized since 2010. We examine aggregate trends in the labor share and show that the 2000?10 decline was driven by declines in the fraction of income paid to workers in all industries. The stabilization in the labor share after 2010 mostly reflects an increased share of services industries income paid to workers.

Keywords: Labor share; Income; Wages;

JEL Classification: J30; J20;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Macro Bulletin

Publication Date: 2018-12-06

Pages: 1-4