COVID-19

How do Chinese employees get paid for February when they didn't work?

Apr 1, 2020
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?
Workers in Shanghai are back on the roads as the Chinese economy tries to gear up again.
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From financial advisers to restaurant workers — where wage gains are above average

Mar 5, 2020
Average hourly earnings are rising about 3% per year. In some occupations, gains are much stronger.
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A new report says wages are growing, but unequally

Feb 20, 2020
The Economic Policy Institute says the highest earners are getting the biggest raises.
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Workers see sluggish wage gains with fewer hours on the job

Feb 7, 2020
Average weekly earnings give a snapshot of how much workers are taking home in their paychecks.
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Trump's been in office three years. Is the economy better?

Jan 20, 2020
A tax cut and a trade war later, the economy seems pretty similar to the one the president inherited.
President Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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Where's the wage growth?

Jan 10, 2020
In December, wage gains slowed from earlier in 2019, with average hourly earnings up 2.9% year over year.
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Wages grew faster in past expansions

Jan 10, 2020
When unemployment is low, wages typically shoot up. But wages are growing more slowly than they did 20 years ago.
Even though unemployment is at a 50 year low, wages have room to grow. Above, a Fight for 15 protest in New York.
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Companies say they want more skilled workers. What's a "skilled worker?"

Dec 19, 2019
Well, it depends on what sort of job is looking for them.
Woodworkers fall into the skilled workers category.
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Maybe a recession is not as imminent as we think

Apr 23, 2019
Retails sales are up, wages are rising and economists are beginning to revise their thinking.
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African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

Apr 18, 2019
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
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