Economists are adapting models and using social media to try to capture emerging trends in real time.
Most people in China are just getting paid wages for February and by law, employees are supposed to receive their regular salaries even when their companies were shut because of the coronavirus. Did they?
Average hourly earnings are rising about 3% per year. In some occupations, gains are much stronger.
The Economic Policy Institute says the highest earners are getting the biggest raises.
Average weekly earnings give a snapshot of how much workers are taking home in their paychecks.
A tax cut and a trade war later, the economy seems pretty similar to the one the president inherited.
In December, wage gains slowed from earlier in 2019, with average hourly earnings up 2.9% year over year.
When unemployment is low, wages typically shoot up. But wages are growing more slowly than they did 20 years ago.
Well, it depends on what sort of job is looking for them.