A new report finds Iowa workers’ wages lagging behind workers in most otherMidwestern states. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the median wage in Iowa lastyear was 10-dollars-and-17 cents an hour. Only Nebraska and the Dakotas hada lower median wage. However, Economic Policy Institute economist EdithRasell (razz’-ull) says Iowa wage-earners did better than others inrecovering from the recession of the early 1990s.Rasell says women’s salaries rose about four percent in the past decade,while men’s salaries declined slightly.Rasell says the Institute’s research also shows fewer businesses providinghealth insurance.
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