Posts Tagged ‘Real Wages’

The State of Real Personal Income

We hear a lot these days about wages: Are they rising fast enough that we can declare this a truly strong economy? Or are corporate profits and asset values roaring upward, while people’s wages post weak gains?  The government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis provides some clues:

The BEA…

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Wage Gains Continue to Lag

Job gains have been strong this year, but wages continue to grow at a painfully slow rate.

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from May to June, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

This result stems from a 0.2-percent…

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When a Raise Isn’t Much of a Raise

Relatively low inflation is causing inflation-adjusted wage gains to seem a bit more grand than they really are.

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from February to March, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week.

This result stems from…

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Our Paychecks Really Are Shrinking

If you’ve been feeling as if your paycheck doesn’t go as far as it used to, you’ll want to check out the latest data from the government.

The June numbers from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Americans actually got a pay cut from…

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