Posts Tagged ‘Wage Gains’

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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Wage Gains Improved in the Past 12 Months

Wage increases have been stronger this year vs last for American workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2016.

Wages and salaries increased 2.4 percent for the current 12…

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Pay Gains Slowed at the End of 2014

Wages and benefits rose at a slower pace during the last three months of 2014 than they had all year, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released last week. This was the case despite the strong growth in jobs reported during the period.

BLS said that…

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