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For workers, a brighter picture on wages
Competition for workers has been driving up wages recently, but rising prices are taking more out of their paychecks.
Is the labor shortage a crisis or an adjustment?
According to new data, there are now 1.4 workers for each open job. Normally, that ratio is closer to 2.8 workers per vacant position.
Workers see sluggish wage gains with fewer hours on the job
Average weekly earnings give a snapshot of how much workers are taking home in their paychecks.
New overtime proposal raises salary threshold to $35,000
Three years after a similar, failed Obama administration proposal, the Department of Labor has issued a new proposal that would allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay. This time, the proposal is not tied to inflation — something that employers might welcome.
What happens when a company like Amazon raises wages everywhere?
It puts some pressure on firms that might not be ready to raise workers' pay, one economist says.
Amazon ups wages for 350K, says it will advocate better pay
Employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon now owns, will get the same pay hike. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase.
Enforcing minimum wage is harder than you think
Victims of wage theft have few options, a Politico investigative reporter says.
Here is the truth about wages that you won’t hear from Trump
Are wages really growing under President Donald Trump?
The financial reality facing America's 16 million retail workers
A lot of retail workers have to use credit cards and borrow money from family members to meet basic expenses.