The less-educated workers have consistently been helped through the recovery finding employment, but cracks are beginning to show in industries like manufacturing, which is the most likely industry to hire them. Per the most recent ISM manufacturing index, manufacturing activity slowed to a two-year low due to softening demand.
The unemployment rate for those 25 and older without a high school diploma is holding at near historic lows, while unemployment hit 3.5% in November for high school graduates — the lowest since 2000.
According to William Spriggs, AFL-CIO's chief economist, job growth was faster in low wage industries and slower in high wage industries, giving a boost to less skilled workers..
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