the DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

 

 

7/16/21…  14,282.28  

  7/9/21…  14,282.15  

6/27/13…  15,000.00

 

(THE DOW JONES INDEX:  7/16/21…34,963.45; 7/9/21…34,421.93; 6/27/13… 15,000.00)

 

 

LESSON for July 16, 2021 – SOME PEOPLE are MORE EQUAL than OTHERS

 

Not so bad a week, better than some – better than most, of late.  True, we had the same old same old: political unrest (if not absolute meltdown in places like Haiti and, it would appear, Cuba), logical and illogical crime, unbalanced weather and, as ever, the plague but there were a few bright spots poking their faces above the soil like wildflowers after a needed rain.

First and foremost – the miracle wishers down in Florida and the billions watching the aftermath of the Surfside condo collapse worldwide got their miracle.  At last, a survivor!

True it was only a cat… a black cat, at that… but Binx the Cat morally (if not, perhaps, economically) justified the heroic efforts of thousands of rescuers patiently sifting through the rubble.  Angela Gonzalez and her 16-year-old daughter had fallen several stories when the building collapsed, CBS Miami reported, and Angela broke her pelvis but still managed to drag her child from the rubble.  Binx was nowhere to be found and presumed lost.

More than two weeks after the deadly collapse onlookers saw a mysterious black cat wandering amid the pile that used to be Champlain Towers South in the days and weeks after the collapse.

Linda Diamond, chair of Miami Beach’s Animal Welfare Committee had heard from several people who had seen a black cat roaming the rubble, meowing loudly at rescuers and trying to jump into their arms. Before she left the area Thursday, she asked an officer at the scene to call her if she saw the cat.

An hour later, she got the call. The cat was back.

“Talk about things aligning in the universe,” said Miami Beach Police officer Mary Garcia, founder of Miami Beach Animal Advocates.  Garcia called Diamond to tell her that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had the cat in a trailer near the site of the collapse. Diamond immediately messaged SoBe Cats’ feeding network, a group of volunteers who help feed and care for the community’s strays.

In a video from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Media and Public Relations team, the Gonzalez family’s older daughter (who was not at the condo when it collapsed) confirmed: “It’s definitely him.”

“I’m kind of shocked,” she says in the clip. “But we already had a feeling that if one of our animals were to make it, it would be him.”

Diamond said the building’s collapse has been overwhelmingly difficult for the community – Angelas husband remains among the missing.  But the family is grateful for the glimmer of hope Binx’s story could bring.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D) offered Binx’s story as a heartening anecdote at her now-routine daily news conference Friday, which rarely offers good news. She called his story a “small miracle.”

(Binx was named after the immortal man-turned-cat Thackery Binx from the 1993 Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus.”  “He carried his name,” a neighbor said. “Binx is magical.”

Job well done!

And then, of course, came Sunday’s launch of billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft and… hey presto!... Branson himself into space (well at least the lowermost strata of what we call space).  After four minutes of weightlessness and a multi-million dollar view of the Earth, the astronaut/entrepreneur had the same one-word description for his flight… “Magical!”

Sic Semper Equality!

 

Two billionaires are going to blast off into space this month (a third is sitting on the sidelines, but taking notes and trying not to seem hungry should one or the other blow up and leave an empire for the taking) and, while the plague might have knocked the economic order sideways a bit, the contention that the West is experiencing one of those dream decades of conspicuous consumption, like the “golden ages” of the 1890’s or 1920’s, could a reckoning be just around the corner.  There are plenty of jobs available now, but most pay the minimum wage… or even less… the inflation tab for President Joe’s handouts is coming due and the debt burden on Don Jones is accelerating almost as quickly as it is for America.

Take a look at the full Debt Clock website, if you dare.

 

The Chinese and Russian dictatorships are sitting pat and pretty while most of the West pays the price of not getting their populations vaxxed fast enough (and without, even, Donald Trump to blame).  And what we used to call the Third World until somebody alleged that that was racist – well, it seems to be exploding or, rather, imploding (like that condo building near Miami).  After another Haitian assassination, nobody’s in charge down there… a more or less usual state of affairs since Baby Doc flew off to France... but crowds are in the streets and sharpening machetes in Cuba, of all places.  South Africa, too – read on and discover that the former nesting place of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu has the drop dead worst equality rate in the world (although that tends to be applicable because, unlike some other African, Asian and Latin  “nations of excrement” (to use a woke term for sleeping economies), there are a few rich people (mostly white) in and about Pretoria or Cape Town to stretch the scales to breaking point.

Sympathies tend to gravitate towards the mobs… but someone, sooner or later (and more than likely some military officer) will take over and rule for a while until the next revolution.  This provokes a lot of clucking and condemnations from the American intellectual class but, let’s not forget, Don Jones almost learned firsthand what it was like to live under a real dictatorship, according to the latest dog whistle off the presses from the WashPost people (with a tip o’the cap to General Mark Milley, as seems to be taking the credit for preventing a takeover of the Republic by a fat, demented real estate and casino boss with kinky preferences and bad hair).  A billionaire… but only barely.  Withal, the DJI has experienced a rare pivot… the human stain that was our 45th President is more a kindly and gentle autocrat than his nemesis, the Amazonian spaceman.

As we shall see next week.

 

Now as to that equality, which quality can be measured and calibrated like any cup or liter of flour or shortening thanks to a dead Italian gentleman…  Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini, who tinkered around with the national productivity and output of nations and devised a kitbag of complicated equations that his true believers, years after he departed this world, memorialized as the Gini coefficient.

This means of establishing the equality or non-equality of nations has been described as measuring the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution, according to the deep global OECD which states, thusly…

          “The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and the hypothetical line of absolute equality,         expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line.”  For a formal (even more complicated) definition of the Gini index and examples, see http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Gini_supplement.html.

Or, expressed in terms Don Jones may understand: “A Gini index of zero represents perfect equality and 100, perfect inequality.”

The health, wealth and wisdom of a nation’s population can be contingent upon its national incomes, as a Wikipedia chart (Attachment One) of the purchasing power (PP) of its mean, medium and minimum wage shows.

Ranking and listing who’s rich and who’s not applies to nations, as to individuals.  In 2013, Gallup published a list of countries with median annual household income, based on a self-reported survey of approximately 2000 adults from each country. Using median, rather than mean income, results in a much more accurate picture of the typical income of the middle class since the data will not be skewed by gains and abnormalities in the extreme ends. The figures are in international dollars using purchasing power parity (PPP) and are based on responses from 2006 to 2012 inflation adjusted to 2010 levels.

Attachment 1A is Gallup’s list of the top 30 countries. The figures do not take taxes and social contributions into account.

Attachment 1B is the OECD’s competing list… slightly larger, slightly older… again, excluding most of what the unwoke term as “poor” or “third world” nations.

The OECD also compiled a list of national average annual wages (again, for some, not for others) over a twenty year period, translated into the US dollar equivalent.  (See Attachment 1C) as well as certain national minimum wages (Attachment 1D). 

 

And those survey monkeys at Numbeo ranked some of the upper half of world income getters by the actual purchasing power of their citizens.  See Attachment 1E.

 

Beyond the national leval, equality (or its lack) also manifests within and among American communities at the state and local level.  We obtained a ratio that, at times, may defy popular prejudices (See Attachment Two) by dividing the average mean, median and minimum wages by the state cost of living (Attachment Three).

 

 

BACKTRACKING:  Washpost RINO columnist and former Bush Two speechwriter Marc Thiessen hops off Djonald’s crazy train, advocating a slimmed down of our June 25th recommendation that the DOJ offer Trump a deal, a partial or full pardon if he goes on TV and tells his base that vaxxing is not a plot of reptilian space aliens, Jewish space laser-ers or George Soros and just roll up your sleeves and get shot.  We, therefore, are doubling down… added to that hour long all network appeal should be Ol’ 44, Barack Obama, going on the record that the vaxxes are not a neo-Tuskegee genocidal plot and black people should get as shot up as the whities.  (We’ll think of something else for the Latinos, Asians and Native Americans.) 

 

 

The spectacle of Surfside condo collapse search for survivors gradually deteriorated into a search for remains as no miracles transpired except for that of Binx the Cat (below).  A long, hot, fiery summer persists in the West, a long wet summer in the east and the POTheads are still refusing vaccines, making a spread of the Delta Variant more likely.  Bureaucrats fumble while unvaccinated children waiting for their shots get sick and die; politicians argue fruitlessly and take more pleasure in obstruction than public service and America’s wealthy and powerful enemies polish their cutlery while the depressed, the despairing and doomed denizens of places like Cuba, Haiti and South Africa suffer and die without recognition.  But at least some vestiges of entertainment are returning.


 

 

JULY 9 – JULY 15

 

 

Friday, July 9, 2021

 

Infected: 33,831,389

Dead:  606,888

 Dow:  34,865.60

 

Mirable!  Binx the cat found alive in the Surfside rubble!

   It occurs after the rescue efforts were halted by several delays caused by Elsa, churning across Florida, up into Georgia and the Carolinas, DC and finally New York, flooding the subways (and drenching the perverts and flashers and the boys who push old ladies off the platform and onto the tracks).  On the Left Coast: wildfires burned, 120° temperatures returned and California began to ration water (meaning the saints would have to munch dry tofu and the sinners drink their whiskey neat).

   Americans, however, could count themselves better off many – Haitians, whose leader, police stated, was gunned down by American and Colombian mercenaries for reasons unknown on Friday and murky thereafter; Afghans, facing a Taliban-imposed massacre after President Joe declared he would not send any more troops into combat; Japanese…where the Olympics were looming as a bigger and bigger disaster.

 

 

 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

 

Infected:  33,844,910

Dead:  607,017

 

           

Haiti, through various people claiming to be in charge, ask Joe again for troops to keep lawnorder and are again rebuffed as it is proclaimed that 28 mercenaries did the deed, some of whom are still at large. 

   Building inspectors in Florida emerge post-Elsa and point to a number of unsafe buildings – including the Miami courthouse.  The confirmed Surfside death toll rises to 79, with 61 still missing as well as numerous unluckier cats, dogs and… perhaps… more exotic pets like spiders and snakes.

   Weathermen declare June 2021 the hottest on record.  95% of California is in a “severe” drought and states from Washington to Utah have pockets of “exceptionality”.  Death Valley Days bring temperatures as high as a deadly 130°.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Infected:  33,853,948                   Dead:  607,156

                

 

 

The big day arrives.  Music producer, airline boss, raconteur and spacecase Branson takes off from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, his Washington NFL monikered SpaceShipTwo craft hitching a ride on the larger WhiteKnightTwo shuttle, then detaching and shooting upwards to 53 miles above the earth, earning he and the crew four minutes of weightlessness which he calls “magical” and then lectures the kiddies of Earth to imagine what they can do.

   (Actually, as more than a few trolls twit, the voyage doesn’t exactly attain outer space; rather, an uppertory situation upon inner space, so to speak… the official kickstart height for outerness being around 50 miles above the planet (See Attachment Four).  But it’s enthralling, all the same, and punx Jeff Bezos’ “Blue Origin” venture by nine days, although the Amazonian plots to fly nine miles higher.) *

   Also hanging ‘round – Elon Musk, who congratulates Sir Richard, but denies he has any plans to join the rival billionaires.  At least for the present.

   Back on Terra Firma, it’s Terra Caliente a few hundred miles West of Truth or Consequences… where the truth is that Death Valley hits 130° on Friday, 128° on Saturday.  Vegas sets an all time record and the talking heads say that it’s due to “climate change”.  That’s what they say!

   And a few hundred miles north and east, Denver police act on a tip from a hotel maid and bust four heavily armed men, prognosticating that they were on hand to shoot up the All Star game and that one, recently divorced, had said he “wanted to go out in a big way.”

 

1 day ago


The billionaire space race and the Karman line - EarthSky

 

 

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Infected:  33,886,713                 Dead:  607,392                         Dow:  34,942,14 

               

 

The Delta Variant gets the plague back into the game with 42 states now reporting increases in new cases and/or deaths.  A grim TV doctor warns viewers: “You are either going to get vaccinated or get Covid.”  Many… especially Trump’s base, blacks and younger people, prefer the plague.

   Dr. Christian Emanuel Sanon fingered as the mastermind behind Jovenel Moïse’ assassination in Haiti; he was rumoured to want to assume the position himself and, of course, was in possession of a small arsenal when arrested.  One of those arrested is exposed as a former DEA informant.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Infected: 33,914,880                    Dead:  607,771                              Dow:  34,888.74

 

 

It’s National French Fry Day!

   Not just the American West, but the whole world is frying.  Lake Como in Italy is at record low.  Weathermen predict an American cooldown, but can’t agree upon when as floods continue in the East and starscryers contend that a “wobble” in the Moon’s orbit will bring even higher tides.

   Infected states jump from 42 to 44 and hospitals in hot spots like Arkansas and Missouri where hospitals are overwhelmed.  A whole summer campsite of girls gets it.  POTheads point to the 100 or so cases of Guillan-Barre syndrome blamed on vaxxes.  Over in Tennessee, the state’s top plague Czarina is fired for advising Volunteers to get shot.  “Politics!” she snarls, has put the children of Tennessee at risk!  When the courts mutter “discrimination” they amend their anti-vaxxing campaign to ban outreach against any disease.  (Three cheers for polio!)

   Texas legislators flee in last-ditch effort to deny Gov. Abbott a quorum on his voter suppression bill.  The Gov. promises to send a posse into neighbouring states to round them up, haul them back and lock them up.  President Joe calls voter suppression the greatest threat to America since the Civil War, declaiming: “The Big Lie (Trump’s stolen victory) is just that… a Big Lie!”

   Angry Brits blame EuroCup loss on black penalty fluffers; Prince William steps in and boldly denounces racism. 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 Infected: 33,947,182                   Dead:  608,115                   Dow:  34,933.23 

 

And now, National Macaroni and Cheese Day!

   Cheap, starchy foods for starving budgets.  Coffee prices are rising due to the plague, of course, high demand and a California-style drought in Brazil.   Inflation is up 5.4%... highest in a generation.

  Food shortage far more severe in Cuba and Haiti as riots break out and the government trembles (in Cuba… there is no Haitian government at present).  DHS warns the starving not to board makeshift rafts and come to America because of “strong ocean currents”.  There seems to be enough food in Afghanistan as Americans pull out, but former Ambassador Bolton warns that the Taliban will invite the next generation of Al Qaeda and ISIS to set up shop therein.

   FBI bad: whistleblowers detail details of bungled gymnast-pervert Nassar.  FBI good: agents bust up an Iranian kidnap ring targeting hostile American journalist.  U.S. Courts cut a break to horsey Bob Baffert (no prosecution), tigerish Joe Exotic (reduce sentence) and Britney Spears (who gets to appoint her own lawyer).

   Pet goldfish released into Minnesota waters grow larger than footballs.  But… are they edible?

 

 

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

 Infected:  33,975,642                  Dead:  608,398              Dow:  34,963.45

  

 

 

Meteorologically it’s the hottest day of the year.

  Heat and wildfires continue to vex the Pacific Coast, but rain comes to Arizona… so much rain on so much burnt-over ground that cars are washed away.  Sunscreen won’t help… Neutrogena and Aveeno are pulled off the shelves as carcinogenic.  And parked Chevy Bolts catch fire… all on their own.  No wonder the EU now plots to cut carbon emissions by half in five years.

   The new book, “I Alone Can Fix It!” contains an interview with Gen. Mark Millay who asserts that Donald Trump was planning a coup, forcing him to wander the corridors of the Pentagon buttonholing brass and securing their promise not to help.  Replied The Donald: “If I was planning a coup, the last person I would include would be General Millay!”

   With the Delta Variant whisking away those children still waiting for the bureaucracy to approve a vaxx to a different world, LA re-imposes mandatory masking.

 

 

 

 

* The U.S. military, the Federal Aviation Administration, and NASA all set the boundary of space at 50 miles (80 km) above ground (which Branson exceeded). The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), an international record-keeping body for aeronautics, defines the Kármán line as the space boundary, at an altitude of 62 miles (100 km) which Branson did not, but Bezos will.  Barely.

 

 

 

Solid gains in wages and employment due to a shortage of workers for the lowest-paid highest stress and risk jobs were offset by rising inflation to the result that the week’s DJI was a virtual washout.  Can Don Jones imagine what the decision of a Texas judge just now… overturning the DACA laws and placing millions of immigrants at risk of deportation… is going to do to the lowest level service, retail, agricultural and manufacturing jobs?  Will employers fork over higher wages (and raise prices accordingly) or accelerate the trend towards robotization (as the subject of next week’s Lesson may shed some light on)?

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

 

CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

 

(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

 

See a further explanation of categories here

 

ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX

 

(45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

RESULTS

SCORE

SCORE

OUR SOURCES and COMENTS

INCOME

24%

6/17/13

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

7/9/21

 7/16/21

SOURCE 

Wages (hourly, per capita)

9%

1350 points

 7/9/21

   +0.31%

 7/23/21

1,449.31

1,453.83

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages  25.68

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

 7/9/21

  +0.025%

 7/23/21

671.27

671.44

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   35,552

*Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

 7/9/21

   -1.70%

 7/23/21

339.87

339.87

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000/  5.9%

*Official (DC – in millions)

2%

300

 7/9/21

     -0.01%

 7/23/21

412.00

412.04

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      9,297 480 479

*Unofficl. (DC – in millions)

2%

300

 7/9/21

   +1.88%

 7/23/21

371.15

378.12

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    15,345

Workforce Participtn.

     Number  

     Percent

2%

300

7/9/21

 

 -0.04%

+0.13%

 7/23/21

 

316.02

 

316.43

In 151,675 Out 100,246 Total: 251,921

 

http://www.usdebtclock.org/ 60.21

WP %  (ycharts)*

1%

150

 7/9/21

+0.16%

 7/23/21

152.23

152.23

https://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  61.60 nc

OUTGO

(15%)

Total Inflation

7%

1050

 7/9/21

+0.9%

 7/23/21

994.09

985.14

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.9

Food

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.8%

 7/23/21

280.33

278.09

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.8

Gasoline

2%

300

 7/9/21

 +2.5%

 7/23/21

275.69

268.80

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm      -2.5

Medical Costs

2%

300

 7/9/21

 nc

 7/23/21

287.06

287.06

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm        0

Shelter

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.5%

 7/23/21

291.39

289.93

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.5

WEALTH

(6%)

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.95%

 7/23/21

373.45

377.01

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/DJIA 34,633.53

Home (Sales) 

   (Valuation)

1%

1%

150

150

 5/21/21

- 0.85%

+2.55%

 7/23/21

168.55

176.33              

168.55

176.33              

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

     Sales (M):  5.80 Valuations (K):  350.3 nc

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.07%

 7/23/21

274.31

274.13

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    64,352  

 

AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS) 

NATIONAL

(10%)

 

Revenue (trilns.)

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.06%

 7/23/21

299.99          

300.16          

debtclock.org/       3,510

Expenditures (tr.)

2%

300

 7/9/21

+0.10%

 7/23/21

219.92

219.69

debtclock.org/       6,811

National Debt tr.)

3%

450

 7/9/21

+0.095%

 7/23/21

322.70

322.39

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    28,525

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

 7/9/21

+0.10%

 7/23/21

371.29

370.92

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    85,250

GLOBAL

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

 7/9/21

 +0.04%

 7/23/21

292.14            

292.02            

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   7,105

Exports (in billions)

1%

150

 7/9/21

 +0.49%

 7/23/21

 182.97

 182.97

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  206.0

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

 7/9/21

 - 1.23%

 7/23/21

 119.13

 119.13

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  277.3

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

 7/9/21

 - 3.23%

 7/23/21

   97.15            

   97.15            

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html   71.2

 

SOCIAL INDICES (40%) 

 

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

World Affairs

3%

450

7/9/21

   +0.1%

 7/23/21

391.45

391.84

More and more Japanese Olympics venues close due to plague.  G-20 finance ministers meet, greet & eat in Venice, support 15% min. world corporate tax.  Netanyahu admits Israeli defeat, departs the palace hissing and mumbling (but does not attempt a coup).  Surfsidical hotel collapse in China

Terrorism

2%

300

7/9/21

   -0.2%

 7/23/21

236.19

235.72

Workers removing Capitol fence erected after the One Six.  Christian Emmanuel Sanos ID’d as mastermind of Haitian assassination… so he would take command.  Proof?  He was stockpiling Dominican license plates! Cuba cuts off Internet to suppress dissent.  (It doesn’t.)  DHS warns Haitians and Cubans pondering boat trips that ocean currents are dangerous.  DOJ arrests four Iranian agents plotting to kidnap hostile US journalist.  Former Ambassador Bolton predicts Taliban takeover will eventually lead to more 9-11’s.

Politics

3%

450

7/9/21

   +0.2%

 7/23/21

439.05      

439.93      

President Joe sends LA Mayor Garcetti off as Ambassador to India and colludes with Dem. allies to pass an even bigger ($3.5T) infrastructure bill.  Mitch and Kev call it “a freight train to Socialism” (perhaps also a bong dream as Dems reintroduce weed legalization, too).  Rep. Marjorie T-G (R-QA) compares Joe to a Stormtrooper, new book (“I Alone Can Fix It) compares Trump to same.  (See Attachment Six)

Economics

3%

450

7/9/21

    +0.1%

 7/23/21

402.58   

402.98   

President Joe signs antitrust legislation.  Fed plans to keep interest rates low to stimulate economy (but inflation soars anyway by 5.4%, highest in a generation – see above).  Eviction moratorium ends 7/31 with only 2% of funding utilized – mass homelessness augured.  US workers fail to reach agreement with exploitative Swedes at Volvo plant.

Crime

1%

150

7/9/21

   +0.3%

 7/23/21

246.03

246.77

GA golf course killer busted, ID’d as an “aspiring rapper”.  Minnesota police hunt road rage killer of popular little league coach while shooters kill Texas cop and rampage at Wisconsin gas station.  But hero neighbor saves kid from creepy kidnapper in Louisville and hero K-9 rescues a little girl lost in the woods.

 

ACTS of GOD

 

(6%)

 

Environment/Weather

3%

450

 7/9/21

     -0.4%

 7/23/21

409.78

408.14

Elsa saunters north, flooding NYC subways.  In the West, however, 95% of California is in “severe” drought with Oregon and Washington close behind; fires rage and water rationing begins (Drink beer!).  Over the pond, Italy’s Lake Como dries up.  (Drink wine!) U.S. experiencing a shortage of pool chlorine.  Gasoline too, although American drilling expands despite Covid and Mr. President, Western aerial firefighters are running short on jet fuel.  EU, however, vows to cut carbon emissions by half within a decade.

Natural/Unnatural Disaster

3%

450

 7/9/21

    -0.3%

 7/23/21

407.73

406.51

Florida manatees dying off.  Westerners relocate drought-plagued baby salmon to deeper waters.  17M gallons of raw sewage releaed into Santa Monica Bay.  “Wobble” in moon’s orbit may bring higher tides, thus: more flooding.

 

Science, Tech, Education

4%

600

 7/9/21

+0.3%

 7/23/21

668.67

670.61

FAA approves next week’s Blue Orbit launch.  Bezos’ $28 million man (rumors are he’s Dutch)gives his ticket to an 18 year old, claiming he has a “scheduling conflict” and thus making the voyage notable for the youngest and the oldest (82 year old original astronaut Wally Funk) passengers.  Elon Musk shells out his 250K for a Branson ticket (that’s less than one percent of what Jazzy Jeff is charging).

Equality (econ/social)

4%

600

 7/9/21

    -0.2%

 7/23/21

565.54

564.41

Charlottesville removes statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and, when Nazis (and Shoshoni) don’t show, also tears down Lewis, Clark and… Sacajawea (?).  Brits blame black footballers who missed penalty kicks for loss – Prince Harry condemns racism.

Health

 

     

 

Plague

4%

600

 7/9/21

+0.2%

 

 

-0.2%

 7/23/21

502.24

 

 

 

- 101.39

 

503.24

 

 

 

- 101.59

 

Some good health news – traditional diseases like melanoma and lung cancer are failing.  FDA reconsiders approval of anti-Alzheimer’s drug.  GMC recalls 400,000 trucks with unsafe airbags.  Parked Chevy Bolts prone to catching fire. 

 

As plague recedes, Navajo casinos and Paris nightclubs reopen.  But… Oy vey!… after Delta, now an Israeli variant is on the way.  More plague dichotomy: CDC proclaims vaxxed students and teachers don’t need mask but Surgeon General Murthy advocates return to lockdowns and summer camps spike new infections.  Governors of Tennessee (above) and South Carolina stand up against evil vaccines – resisters point out that 100 vaxxees (of 12 million) acquired Guillan-Barre syndrome.  That said, Chicago bans plague-y persons from Arkansas and Missouri.

Freedom and Justice

3%

450

 7/9/21

+0.4%

 7/23/21

460.03

461.87

Stormy lawyer and Presidential candidate Michael Avenetti gets 2½ years for extorting Nike.  Djonald Unhinged fires other indicted flunky Weisselberg, after the fact.  Failed Alabama candidate, preacher and pedophile Roy Moore loses lawsuit to Borat.  Courts free Bob Baffert, cut Joe Exotic’s sentence and allow Britney her own lawyer - whereupon she does cartwheels and says she feels “blessed”.

 

MISCELLANEOUS and TRANSIENT INDEX           (7%)

 

Cultural incidents

3%

450

 7/9/21

+0.3%

 7/23/21

517.95

519.50

Killer sports week: Aussie Ash Barty and perennial Novak Djokovic win at Wimbledon; Argentina beats Brazil for Copa America; Italy beats England on penalty kicks for Euro Cup.  Vlad Guerrero Junior apes Dad in homering as AL wins all star game and Bucks/Suns all even in NBA finals.  “Black Widow” grosses $80M (lots for a plague year) and Emmy nominations out (see Attachment Eight) with 24 each going to “Mandalorian” and “The Crown”, 23 to “Wandavision”.   RIP “Laredo” actor Will (no relation) Smith.

Miscellaneous incidents

4%

450

 7/9/21

 +0.2%

 7/23/21

483.56

484.53

Big reopenings include Washington Monument and, in Paris, the Eiffel Tower.  But France mandates vaxxing – no fancy restaurants without your government card.  Canada to allow Americans to visit next month.  1996 Super Mario game sells for $1.5M.  Rabid bats attack hungry, woodsy campers… can there be such a critter as rabies/Covid hybrid? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Don Jones Index for the week of July 9th through July 15th, 2021 was UP 0.13 points.

 

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ATTACHMENT ONE – From Wikipedia

National minimum, median wages, workweeks and percent of GDP per capita

 

Country

Minimum wage

Annual Minimum

Workweek
(hours)
[2]

Vacation

Hourly Minimum

Annual Medium

Percent of
GDP per capita
[3]

Annual median @

Effective per

 

Nominal (US$)[4]

PPP (Int$)[5]

 

Nominal (US$)[6]

PPP (Int$)[7]

 

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Afghanistan.svg/23px-Flag_of_Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan

5,500 Afghani ($67) per month for non-permanent private sector. The minimum wage for permanent government workers was 6,000 Afghanis ($74) per month. There was no minimum wage for permanent workers in the private sector.[8]

866

3,272

40

 

0.42

1.57

 

168.3%

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/Flag_of_Albania.svg/21px-Flag_of_Albania.svg.png Albania

26,000 Albanian lekë ($240) per month, in private sector and 37,000 lekë ($332) per month in public sector. The law establishes a 40-hour workweek, but the actual workweek is typically set by individual or collective-bargaining agreement.[8][9][10][11]

2,622

5,218

40

 

1.26

2.51

 

45.2%

5 May 2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/Flag_of_Algeria.svg/23px-Flag_of_Algeria.svg.png Algeria

20,000 Algerian dinars ($156.19) per month, nationally.[12][13]

2,010

6,247

40

 

0.97

3

 

41.6%

1 May 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Flag_of_Andorra.svg/22px-Flag_of_Andorra.svg.png Andorra

€1050.40 per month, €6.06 per hour.[14]

14,397

11,020

40

 

6.72

5.3

 

28%

1 January 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Flag_of_Angola.svg/23px-Flag_of_Angola.svg.png Angola

21,454 kwanza ($58) per month; paid thirteen times a year.[15][16]

764

2,108

44

 

0.33

0.92

 

32.7%

1 April 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda.svg/23px-Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda.svg.png Antigua and Barbuda

EC$8.20 per hour (US$3.03).[8][17][18]

6,317

7,788

40

 

3.04

3.74

 

34.4%

1 November 2014

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Flag_of_Argentina.svg/23px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png Argentina

27,216 Argentine pesos ($270) per month for up to 200 hours; paid thirteen times a year.[19][20]

7,348

37,970

48

 

2.94

15.21

 

190.4%

1 July 2021

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2f/Flag_of_Armenia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Armenia.svg.png Armenia

68,000 Armenian dram ($143) per month.[8][21]

1,698

4,140

40

 

0.82

1.99

 

46.9%

1 July 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png Australia

Most workers are covered by an award, which may vary by employee age, geographical location and industry. Workers receive mandatory employer superannuation contributions of at least 9.5% of wages, alongside loadings such as penalty rates or leave loading. Minimum wages are set federally by the Fair Work Commission.

For those 21 and older, not covered by an award or other instrument, the minimum wages is A$753.80 ($535.63 USD) per week, or A$19.84 ($13.56 USD) per hour.[22] Casual workers are paid a loading of typically 25%, resulting in a minimum of A$24.80 per hour for those workers.

Workers under 21, apprentices and trainees not covered by an award, have a minimum wages set at a percentage of the ordinary rate.[22] For those under 16, this is 36.8% or A$7.30 per hour; A$9.13 with the casual loading.[23]

28,034

24,499

38

 

14.19

12.4

 

53.2%

1 July 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Flag_of_Austria.svg/23px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Austria

None; National collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry and provide for a minimum wage of 1,200 ($1,289) per month[dubious – discuss]. Wages where no such collective agreements exist, such as for domestic workers, janitorial staff and au pairs, are regulated by relevant legislation and are generally lower than those covered by collective bargaining. The national minimum wage legislation has lapsed, although is still in force by convention.[24][8]

40

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg/23px-Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg.png Azerbaijan

250 Azerbaijani manat (146$) per month.[25][26]

1,765

8,571

40

 

0.85

4.12

 

49.7%

1 March 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Flag_of_the_Bahamas.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Bahamas.svg.png The Bahamas

B$5.25 ($5.25) per hour, B$42 ($42) per day, and B$210 ($210) per week.[8][27][28]

10,920

9,579

40

 

5.25

4.61

 

42.5%

15 August 2015

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Flag_of_Bahrain.svg/23px-Flag_of_Bahrain.svg.png Bahrain

None; 300 BHD ($800) for the public sector workers (only applies to Bahraini nationals).[8]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg/23px-Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh

1,500 taka ($19) per month for all economic sectors not covered by industry-specific wages; in the garment industry the minimum wage raised to 8,000 taka ($95) per month since 1 December 2018.[29] The minimum wage is set nationally every five years by the National Minimum Wage Board in a tripartite forum industry by industry.[8][16][30][31][32]

214

564

48

 

0.09

0.23

 

15.8%

1 December 2013

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/Flag_of_Barbados.svg/23px-Flag_of_Barbados.svg.png Barbados

BDS$6.25 ($3.13) per hour for household domestics and shop assistants; the Ministry of Labor recommends all other sectors use this as the de facto minimum wage.[8][33]

6,500

5,285

40

 

3.13

2.54

 

29.3%

1 March 2012

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.png Belarus

330.00 Belarusian rubles per month.[16]

1,893

8,082

40

 

0.91

3.89

 

44.7%

1 January 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png Belgium

€1,593.81 per month.[34][16][35]

21,845

21,734

38

 

11.06

11

 

46.8%

1 January 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/Flag_of_Belize.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belize.svg.png Belize

BZ$3.30 ($1.65) per hour.[8][36][37]

3,861

6,774

45

 

1.65

2.89

 

80.1%

26 May 2012

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Flag_of_Benin.svg/23px-Flag_of_Benin.svg.png Benin

40,000 CFA francs ($70) per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations.[16][38]

819

2,149

40

 

0.39

1.03

 

99.1%

1 April 2014

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Flag_of_Bhutan.svg/23px-Flag_of_Bhutan.svg.png Bhutan

3,750 Bhutanese ngultrum per month.[8][39][40]

639

2,020

40

 

0.31

0.97

 

22.7%

1 February 2014

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/Flag_of_Bolivia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Bolivia.svg.png Bolivia

2122 Bolivian bolivianos ($300) per month.[41][42] plus an obligatory Christmas bonus equal to one month's pay, prorated for the amount of time the worker has worked in their present position. Plus a second Christmas Bonus if the government decries the economy grew enough, plus an extra month paid in May if the company made a profit for the previous year.[43][44]

3,992

8,019

48

 

1.6

3.21

 

110.9%

1 May 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg/23px-Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg.png Bosnia and Herzegovina

406 convertible marks ($240) net per month.[45]

2,789

6,015

40

 

1.34

2.89

 

49.4%

2015

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_Botswana.svg/23px-Flag_of_Botswana.svg.png Botswana

5.46 Botswana pula ($0.58) an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector; 3.03 ($.29) Botswana pula per hour for domestic workers or approximately 24.24 pula ($2.28) a day; 620 Botswana pula ($60) per month for workers in the agriculture sector.[8][16]

692

1,406

48

 

0.28

0.56

 

8.3%

1 June 2016

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/05/Flag_of_Brazil.svg/22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.png Brazil

1,100 Brazilian reais per month ($ 211.81), paid 13 times a year.[46] The Brazilian minimum wage is adjusted annually by the federal government. Each Brazilian state has its own minimum wage, which cannot be lower than the federal minimum wage.

3,625

6,530

44

 

1.58

2.85

 

43.2%

1 January 2021

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/Flag_of_Brunei.svg/23px-Flag_of_Brunei.svg.png Brunei

None[8]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Bulgaria.svg/23px-Flag_of_Bulgaria.svg.png Bulgaria

610 Bulgarian lev (€313) per month, 3.68 lev (€1.9) per hour.[34][47][48][49]

4,381

10,206

40

 

2.11

4.91

 

53%

1 January 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg/23px-Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg.png Burkina Faso

34,664 CFA francs ($59) per month.[8][50]

710

1,905

40

 

0.34

0.92

 

107.6%

1 April 2012

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Flag_of_Burundi.svg/23px-Flag_of_Burundi.svg.png Burundi

None; in the past the government set the minimum wage, but during the year the minimum wage was set by market forces.[8][38]

40

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Flag_of_Cambodia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cambodia.svg.png Cambodia

US$182 per month, for the garment and shoe industry.[51][8][16]

48

 

 

1 January 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Flag_of_Cameroon.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cameroon.svg.png Cameroon

36,270 CFA francs ($62) per month.[8][52]

743

1,819

40

 

0.36

0.87

 

50.4%

30 July 2014

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg.png Canada

The minimum wage in Canada is set by each province and territory; ranges from $11.32 to $15 CAD per hour. The minimum wage calculated here is a weighted average based on the relative population in each province.[8][53][54]

21,477

20,953

40

 

10.33

10.07

 

46.7%

1 June 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/38/Flag_of_Cape_Verde.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cape_Verde.svg.png Cape Verde

13,000 Cape Verdean escudos ($141) per month.[55][56]

1,584

3,414

44

 

0.69

1.49

 

52.1%

1 January 2018

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg.png Central African Republic

35,000 CFA francs per month, 218.75 CFA francs per hour.[57][58]

777

1,392

40

 

0.37

0.67

 

199.3%

2011

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Flag_of_Chad.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chad.svg.png Chad

59,995 CFA francs ($110) per month, 355 CFA francs ($0.6) per hour.[8][59][60]

1,229

3,484

39

 

0.61

1.72

 

175%

18 October 2011

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png Chile

326,500 Chilean pesos ($440) per month for workers aged 18–65; or 243,561 pesos ($318) per month for workers younger than 18 and older than 65; and 210,458 pesos ($260) per month for 'non remunerative' purposes.[61]

5,574

8,609

45

 

2.38

3.68

 

37.1%

7 November 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.png China

The minimum wage in China is set locally; ranges from RMB1,120 ($161.07) per month, or RMB10.60 ($1.52) per hour in Liaoning; to RMB2,420 ($348.02) per month, or RMB21.00 ($3.02) per hour in Shanghai.[16][62][63][64][65]

1,945

3,491

40

 

0.94

1.68

 

22.5%

31 July 2018

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Flag_of_Colombia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia

908 526 Colombian pesos + 106 454 by transportation subsidy ($290) per month[66]

4,022

9,620

48

 

1.61

3.85

 

68%

1 January 2021

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Flag_of_the_Comoros.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Comoros.svg.png Comoros

55,000 Comorian francs ($129) per month.[8]

1,502

3,037

40

 

0.72

1.46

 

199.5%

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg/20px-Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg.png Democratic Republic of the Congo

1,680 Congolese francs ($1.83) per day.[8][67]

265

741

45[68]

 

0.11

0.32

 

92.4%

1 January 2009

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg.png Republic of the Congo

90,000 CFA francs ($170) per month in the formal sector.[8]

1,843

6,958

40

 

0.89

3.35

 

121.7%

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg/23px-Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg.png Costa Rica

Varies for specified industries from 10,060.75 ($16.73) per 8-hour work day for all workers to 13,141.39 ($23) per day for specialized workers. All other occupations not explicitly covered fall under the generic scale, which varies from 300,255.79 ($528) per month for unskilled workers to 644,689.30 ($1134) per month for licentiates.[69][70]

6,476

10,191

48

 

2.59

4.08

 

61.4%

1 January 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire.svg/23px-Flag_of_C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire.svg.png Côte d'Ivoire

Varies by occupation, with the lowest set to 36,607 CFA franc ($72) per month for the industrial sector; a slightly higher minimum wage rate is applied for construction workers.[8][71][72]

750

1,868

40

 

0.36

0.9

 

50.6%

1994

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/Flag_of_Croatia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Croatia

The minimum wage in Croatia is 3,750 Croatian kuna per month. ($566) [16][73]

6,795

11,250

40

 

3.27

5.41

 

48%

1 January 2019

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Flag_of_Cuba.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cuba.svg.png Cuba

2100 Cuban pesos ($80) per month.[74] Each citizen is however also given free food to supplement the salary.

50,400

669

48

 

0.44

0.74

 

0.4%

2021

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/Flag_of_Cyprus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cyprus.svg.png Cyprus

None; €870 ($1006) per month for shop assistants, nurses' assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to €924 ($1069) after six months' employment. For asylum seekers working as unskilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum monthly wage was 425 euros ($570) with accommodation and food provided. For skilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum salary was 767 euros ($1040) without accommodation and food.[8]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Czech Republic

14,600.00 Czech koruna per month, ($637) or 87.30 koruna per hour.[75][16][76]

7,918

12,716

40

 

3.81

6.11

 

36.6%

1 January 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/Flag_of_Denmark.svg/20px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Denmark

None; instead, negotiated between unions and employer associations; the average minimum wage for all private and public sector collective bargaining agreements was approximately DKK 110 (nominally $16) per hour, exclusive of pension benefits.[8][77]

37.5

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Flag_of_Djibouti.svg/23px-Flag_of_Djibouti.svg.png Djibouti

None; canceled by the 2006 Labor Code for occupational categories, establishing that wages be set after common agreement between employers and employees. For public sector workers, minimum wage was 35,000 DFJ ($198) per month.[8][78]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Flag_of_Dominica.svg/23px-Flag_of_Dominica.svg.png Dominica

EC$4.00 ($1.50) per hour.[8][79][80]

3,081

4,223

40

 

1.48

2.03

 

38.6%

1 June 2008

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg.png Dominican Republic

8,310Dominican pesos ($166) per month in the FTZs and between 9,412 pesos ($188) and 15,448 pesos ($309) outside the FTZs, depending upon the size of the company; 5,884 pesos ($117) per month for the public sector; 320 pesos ($6) a day for farm workers who are covered by minimum wage regulations based on a 10-hour day, with the exception of sugarcane workers who received 146 pesos based on an eight-hour workday.[8][81][82]

814

1,872

44

 

0.36

0.82

 

12.3%

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Flag_of_Ecuador.svg/23px-Flag_of_Ecuador.svg.png Ecuador

US$466.66 per month (for month average, including proportional 13th and 14th salaries and minimal 15 days vacation period). The minimum wage has been set by the government at $400, per month without social benefits for the year 2020, but a worker also receives mandatory 13rd and a 14th salary.[83]

5,200

8,525

40

 

2.5

4.1

 

75.8%

1 January 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Egypt.svg/23px-Flag_of_Egypt.svg.png Egypt

None; for the public sector the minimum wage is LE1,200 ($68) per month.[8]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg/23px-Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg.png El Salvador

The minimum wage was set by the government at $304.17 monthly in 2018.[8][16][84]

3,650

7,019

44

 

1.6

3.07

 

81.5%

1 January 2018

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea.svg/23px-Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea.svg.png Equatorial Guinea

129,035 CFA franc ($224) per month.[8]

2,643

4,479

48

 

1.06

1.79

 

17.2%

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/Flag_of_Eritrea.svg/23px-Flag_of_Eritrea.svg.png Eritrea

None; 360 Eritrean nakfa ($23.3) per month in the public sector.[8]

44.5

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Flag_of_Estonia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Estonia

€584 per month, or €3.48 per hour.[85][16]

7,626

10,946

40

 

3.67

5.26

 

36.8%

1 January 2020

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/Flag_of_Eswatini.svg/23px-Flag_of_Eswatini.svg.png Eswatini

531.6 Swazi emalangeni ($76.50) per month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni ($60.50) a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni ($86.50) a month for a skilled worker.[78]

694

1,128

48

 

0.33

0.54

 

19%

2011

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Flag_of_Ethiopia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Ethiopia.svg.png Ethiopia

None; some government institutions and public enterprises set their own minimum wages: public sector employees, the largest group of wage earners, earned a monthly minimum wage of 420 Ethiopian birr ($21); employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr ($18).[8]

48

 

 

2017

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Flag_of_the_Federated_States_of_Micronesia.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Federated_States_of_Micronesia.svg.png Federated States of Micronesia

None; US$2.65 per hour for employment with the national government; all states have a minimum hourly wage for government workers: $2.00 in Pohnpei, $1.25 in Chuuk, $1.42 in Kosrae, and $1.60 in Yap; $1.75 for private sector workers in Pohnpei.[8]

40

 

 

2015

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Fiji.svg/23px-Flag_of_Fiji.svg.png Fiji

FJ$2.68 per hour.[86][87]

3,096

5,226

48

 

1.24

2.09

 

57.4%

30 September 2017