Workers from HMSHost, an airport food-service company, along with union representatives threaten a strike against HMSHOST at the Miami International Airport last December because of wages.

Low wages partly to blame for stagnant inflation rates

Sep 16, 2015
Frozen wages and a changing economy are limiting consumer demand, despite growth.
Posted In: inflation, Fed, wages, interest rates
Low-income families select free bread and produce at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey last month. The food bank has seen an 11 percent increase in food distribution in Atlantic County since four of Atlantic City's major casinos closed in 2014, laying

Federal poverty measure unchanged from last year

Sep 16, 2015
U.S. Census reports the median income rate also remained the same from last year.
Posted In: poverty, wages, income

How a tax on health plans may lead to higher wages

Sep 7, 2015
(It may lead to higher out-of-pocket health costs, too.)
Posted In: Taxes, school districts, wages
Wages aren't going up because of potential workers who have given up looking for a job.

Blame low wages on slack

Aug 26, 2015
The CBO is refining its thoughts on why American wages seem to be stuck.
Posted In: congressional budget office, wages, employment
Republican presidential candidates shown arriving on stage for the Republican presidential debate Thursday.

Weekly Wrap: Unemployment, the Fed and the GOP debate

Aug 7, 2015
Jo Ling Kent and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, GOP, debate, Federal Reserve, interest rates
 U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) speaks about equal pay for women while flanked by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) during a news conference on equal pay for women, April 14, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washingto

Her old salary? Don't ask.

Aug 6, 2015
Women's past wages can't be basis for government job pay, personnel office says.
Posted In: gender gap, gender, wages
A group of airport workers rally for an increase in raises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Employee compensation growth stalls out

Jul 31, 2015
Labor costs and wages make anemic gains in second quarter reports.
Posted In: wages, employment, employment cost index
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee July 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Yellen told the committee that the Fed is still set to raise short-term interest rates this year.

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, Janet Yellen and profits

Jul 31, 2015
Linette Lopez and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, wages, Janet Yellen, interest rates, profits
Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on Wednesday in New York City.

Jobless claims reach 40-year low. Is wage growth next?

Jul 23, 2015
The labor market is looking much tighter, and that could mean pay raises.
Posted In: wages, labor, labor market
Women and single people get a little more sleep each night on average than men and married people, respectively.

The economics.... of sleep?

Jul 16, 2015
'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.
Posted In: wages, sleep, survey, data, freakonomics