Regardless of whether the discussion is about whether the economy is related to your pay or the other way around, either way is true because it is the norm. This is ecnomics 101, it is true in books, it is true in real life.
Your argument by using the minority as an example does not deny the right of the majority to relate their pay to the economy. We all know it because we actually experience it.
I am suspicious that you are just some kid who don't know what you are talking about.