Wage gains flatten in September

Mitchell Hartman Oct 4, 2019
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An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005 in Troy, Ohio. Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Wage gains flatten in September

Mitchell Hartman Oct 4, 2019
An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005 in Troy, Ohio. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Worker pay has been relatively strong, even as the economy slows and the number of new jobs created has moderated this year.

But average hourly earnings were basically flat in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at $28.09 an hour. Meanwhile, the annual growth rate fell to 2.9% — the lowest it’s been in more than a year.

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