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Wage growth slowed in December, pleasing inflation hawks
Earnings have been rising quickly, but the cooler data may restrain the Federal Reserve's rate-hike campaign.
With salaries rising, how much do minimum wage increases matter?
Private-sector wages are up about 5% over the past year. But gains guaranteed by government can't be lost during an economic downturn.
The job market's still tight, and wages are still rising
Wages were 5.1% higher this November than last, and the unemployment rate stayed steady at 3.7%.
Why University of California's graduate workers are striking
Some 48,000 teaching assistants, tutors and researchers in the U of C system want higher pay and benefits that offset California's high cost of living. How did things get this way?
When graduating into a recession actually makes you happier
Some research suggests the "scarring" experienced by young workers during a recession has a silver lining: happiness later in life.
Wage growth seems to be slowing. But is it enough to please Fed policymakers?
The central bank watches for signs of wage inflation because it can drive price inflation.
At a historic Buffalo, NY, inn, fair wages mean there's no such thing as a labor shortage
Joseph Lettieri, co-owner and operator of InnBuffalo off Elmwood, almost sold the hotel in 2020. Now, it's the busiest it's ever been.
Despite economic turmoil, consumers keep on spending
Seemingly contradictory economic indicators make people nervous, but they're not sure what to do about them.
Panel will set wages and conditions for 500,000 California fast food workers
The approach is rare in the U.S., but common in other industrialized countries.
When governments fail to address community issues, who steps in?
In an excerpt from "The Fight to Save the Town," the author describes how residents get by in an Oregon county with a declining government.