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Unstable Jobs, Unstable Lives: Low-Wage Work in the United States

“Unstable Jobs, Unstable Lives: Low-Wage Work in the United States,” released December 2018, was prepared by Anna Walther. This fact sheet explores the volatility of low-wage jobs in the United States, focusing on inconsistent work schedules, unpredictable monthly income, the ways in which instability can affect workers’ overall well-being, and how irregular schedules can complicate eligibility for some safety net programs.

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Employment, Labor Market, Low-Wage Work, Retirement, Unemployment/Nonemployment

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