Job Quality Index Up Slightly as High and Low Quality Jobs Rise

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose by a slight 0.03% 81.03 in September as both low-quality and high-quality jobs rose. Low quality jobs, i.e. jobs that pay weekly wages below the national average for all production and nonsupervisory workers, increased in the latest…

Job Quality Index Falls to 81.07

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) fell 0.45% to 81.07 in August, as low-quality job additions exceeded high-quality additions. Low quality jobs, i.e. jobs that pay weekly wages below the national average for all production and nonsupervisory workers, increased in the latest month, particularly…

Job Quality Index Up Slightly As High & Low Quality Jobs Rise

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) edged up by 0.01% to 81.279 in July, as the addition of high-quality jobs slightly exceeded low-quality job additions. High-quality jobs increased in professional and business services and health care and social assistance. Low quality jobs increased…

Job Quality Index Slips As Economy Adds Jobs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) edged down by 0.03% to 81.27 in June, as low-quality job growth slightly exceeded high-quality. Low-quality jobs increased in the healthcare, accommodation, and food service industries. High-quality jobs increased in professional and business services. The average weekly wage…

JQI Rises With Signs of Pandemic Recovery

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose to 81.29 in May, up 0.28% from the previous month, reflecting a rise in both high-quality and low-quality jobs. The slight increase was the result in increases in high-quality jobs in construction and transport/warehousing, which were partially…

JQI Rises Slightly Amid Disappointing Monthly Job Growth

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose marginally to 81.17 in December, up 0.08% from the previous month, reflecting slightly faster growth in high-wage jobs than low-wage in the month. The small rise of the JQI was driven mainly by growth…