Unemployment Down, Wages Stagnant, Retirement Difficult: An Economic Survey

A job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla, June 21, 2018. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Unemployment is at rock bottom but wages are flat and a skyrocketing number of older Americans can’t afford to retire. We’ll go behind the numbers for answers.


Heidi Shierholz, senior economist and director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute. She served as chief economist at the Department of Labor in the Obama administration. (@hshierholz)

Thomas Geoghegan, labor lawyer and author. Author of “Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement.”

, 80, works as a greeter at his local Walmart. His to raise money for him after he lost his pension.

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