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Wages or prices: Which are rising faster?

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A photo illustration shows building blocks stacked on top of each other in the shape of a staircase, while an arrow points up along the slope of that staircase to signal an increasing trend line.

Sure, wages are increasing right alongside prices right now. But, overall, prices are rising faster. Thitaree Sarmkasat/Getty Images

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Are wages keeping up with inflation? Depends on your job.

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 14, 2022
Some workers are seeing wage increases above the rate of inflation. But, overall, rising prices are outpacing rising wages.

Most of the nearly 70,000 housing vouchers Congress authorized last year remain unused

by Nina Sparling Feb 14, 2022
The pandemic response program provided billions of dollars that were meant to help get unhoused people into permanent housing.

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