Catherine Rampell catches a report from the Resolution Foundation [pdf], a British research organization that focuses on workers with low income. The report covers 10 rich countries, and looks at the growth rate of median pay versus economic growth per capita from 2000 to the start of the Great Recession [GWBush, remember him?].
Of the 10 countries analyzed, Finland showed the closest relationship between the living standards of the typical worker and improvements in the overall economy. The United States is on the lower end.