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U.S. Labor Costs Grow as Workers’ Wages Climb
U.S. Labor Costs Grow as Workers’ Wages Climb
April 30, 2024  |  Economy

American labor costs rose more than anticipated last quarter, new government data shows. The Employment Cost Index (ECI), a measure of wages and benefits, climbed 1.2%...

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Inflation Slows but Food Still Eats Up Purchasing Power 
Inflation Slows but Food Still Eats Up Purchasing Power 
December 12, 2023  |  Economy

The grocery bill may increasingly be hard to swallow. The restaurant tab may make diners hesitant to reach for the check, and perhaps seek to...

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Workers’ Earnings Growth Exceeds Inflation for First Time in 2 Years
Workers’ Earnings Growth Exceeds Inflation for First Time in 2 Years
April 18, 2023  |  Economy

U.S. workers’ median weekly earnings have grown faster than inflation over the last year. The usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in...

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Jobs Growth Numbers Mark 100 Months Of Gains
Jobs Growth Numbers Mark 100 Months Of Gains
February 01, 2019  |  Personnel

The government shutdown was no speed bump, at least, according to the latest job numbers. Data released on Friday (Feb. 1) morning found that job...

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ADP: September Job Growth Highest In Seven Months
ADP: September Job Growth Highest In Seven Months
October 03, 2018  |  Economy

The pace of job growth quickened in September, to a level not seen in seven months, according to data released Wednesday by ADP and Moody’s...

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Median Household Income Tops $61K In 2017, Up 1.8 Pct
Median Household Income Tops $61K In 2017, Up 1.8 Pct
September 13, 2018  |  Consumer Finance

New census data shows that U.S. household incomes rose for the third straight year, up 1.8 percent when adjusted for inflation. The Wall Street Journal...

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Census Bureau Reports Middle Class Income Gain; Can Retail And Payments Keep Up?
Census Bureau Reports Middle Class Income Gain; Can Retail And Payments Keep Up?
September 12, 2018  |  Economy

The U.S. middle class is making income gains and earning more than ever, but much of the commerce designed to appeal to those consumers —...

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US Inflation Balloons: 2.9 Pct Over Past 12 Months
US Inflation Balloons: 2.9 Pct Over Past 12 Months
August 13, 2018  |  Retail

Core inflation spiked 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, essentially flattening wage gains that had edged into the last several months’ economic reports. The July...

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Job Growth Beats Expectations In June, But Pressure Ahead?
Job Growth Beats Expectations In June, But Pressure Ahead?
July 06, 2018  |  Economy

The United States economy added more jobs than had been expected in June, with manufacturing gains notable in terms of verticals. Reuters reported Friday that...

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