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Dual Labor Market

What is Dual Labor Market?

The Dual Labor Market is a concept that the United States job market is classified into two parts, the primary sector, and the secondary sector. Over the ages, the dual labor market has been majorly driven by inequality, poverty, and government support.

Workers in the primary sector have decent salaries and wages, better career and job positions, business rank, future opportunities, and job stability. Moreover, they have a good and secure workplace environment. Whereas laborers in the secondary sector have low wages, perform in bad working conditions, have no job stability and security, and have few growth opportunities.

What is a Segmented labor market?

Labor market segmentation (LMS) is referred to as the dual labor market theory, where the labor market is divided into primary and secondary sectors.

Primary Labor Market

Primary labor market or primary labour jobs are considered as white-collar jobs which consist of high salaries or high wages, social security, job stability/job security, and promotion opportunities. Primary labor jobs are mostly occupied by natives who are formally well educated and are highly skilled.

The primary labor market in bullet points,

Secondary Labor Market

Secondary labor market or secondary labour jobs are considered as blue-collar jobs which consist of low salaries or low wages, usually no promotion opportunities, and high turnover or you can say part-time or temporary job. Secondary labor jobs are basically occupied by student or college students or migrant workers. 

The secondary labor market in bullet points,