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    Tag: Higher wages

    Right To Work Statistics - Disposable Cash

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 10:29:22 PM EST
    Tags: Higher wages, lower cost of living, RTW, Right To Work, Forced Unionism, Freedom To Work, FTW, Michigan (all tags)

    The last post on this should have been challenged.  While it was true it has little bearing in the end.  Being affected by how many folks you pack into a house, shared expenses in other ways etc., really play more into the whole bang for the buck thing.  Cut your expenses, and whatever it is that you bring in goes a bit farther.  Michigan still has higher cost of living than other states, and particularly as compared to states with freedom to work laws.

    I am not sure about all of the whys, but it is consistent when averaged.  People in Right-to-Work states have more coin, bread, bucks, capital, cash, scratch, chips, coin, coinage, dough, greenbacks, or gravy when the day is done.  By nearly $2,000 average.

    Disposable income higher in Right to Work states

    Employees enjoy higher income, lower cost of living in Right to Work states

    Cost of Living-Adjusted Per Capita Disposable Personal Income

    Right to Work States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,543
    Forced-Unionism States . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,389
    National Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,256

    Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC);
    BEA; Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (BOC)

    (17 comments) Comments >>

    Right To Work Statistics - Higher Income!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:33:42 AM EST
    Tags: Higher wages, Wyoming, Virginia, Nevada, Florida, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, RTW, Right To Work, Forced Unionism, Freedom To Work, FTW, Michigan (all tags)

    Often the argument against Right-To-Work laws is a flippant "Oh yeah .. Right to work for less" type of response.  Many of those who say that might actually believe it, but the truth is far different.

    Personal income is higher in Right to Work states

    Yessiree, employees in Right to Work states enjoy higher personal income per capita than in Michigan.

    Per recent census data:

    Wyoming           $48,608
    Virginia                44,224
    Nevada                41,182
    Florida                 39,893
    North Dakota        39,870
    Nebraska             39,150
    Kansas                38,820
    South Dakota       38,661
    Texas                  37,774
    Iowa                    37,402
    Louisiana             36,424
    Oklahoma            35,985
    North Carolina      35,344
    Tennessee           34,976

    Michigan            $34,949

    Source: 2010 U.S. Census: Personal income per capita

    (5 comments) Comments >>

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