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Glossary of terms

This glossary defines terms related to the economy and the job market.
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A federal agricultural program that allows employers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Workers brought into the U.S. must be paid the “prevailing wage” for the crop and activity in which they work. Prevailing wages are published by the Department of Labor.

Hourly wage rate

The wage that an employee earns in a single hour, paid for each hour the employee works.


A household includes all the people living in a single residence, regardless of relationship.