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    Hourly wages going up

    Says who?

    Says The New Yawk Times, that's who.

    "As the unemployment rate has fallen in recent months and the economy has roared one central question has bedeviled the U.S. job market: Where is the wage growth?

    New data Friday suggested an answer: It is here, and it is now.

    Average hourly earnings jumped 2.9% in January from a year earlier, the Labor Department said Friday, the latest sign that the long, slow, economic recovery is at last reaching Americans pocketbooks."

    After all the whining about how the bonuses are just "crumbs" now we see that wages are finally rising, too.

    Let the good times roll! Yeah, baby!

    newyorktimes.com
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    Yeah, they tend to go up every year.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages
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    Makes sense more people working makes for a tighter job market. Employers have to increase wages to keep workers.
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    Good news, ain't it?

    Even the NYT is reporting it.

    Now maybe some of the people always crying about wages on this forum will quieten down a little about it, eh?

    Nah, who am I kidding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Good news, ain't it?

    Even the NYT is reporting it.

    Now maybe some of the people always crying about wages on this forum will quieten down a little about it, eh?

    Nah, who am I kidding?
    Wages have, as demonstrated, gone up for 40 years straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Wages have, as demonstrated, gone up for 40 years straight.
    And now wages are REALLY starting to go up, so much in fact, that even the New York Times reported it.

    Of course, some of the Trump Haters will still complain that they are not going up fast enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    And now wages are REALLY starting to go up, so much in fact, that even the New York Times reported it.

    Of course, some of the Trump Haters will still complain that they are not going up fast enough...
    Really? It looks fairly typical. Is this perhaps a case of Trump worship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Really? It looks fairly typical. Is this perhaps a case of Trump worship?
    The New York Times must think otherwise.

    Because it was "all the news that's fit to print"!

    And if the NYT reports it, even the Trump Haters might possibly believe it.

    Maybe.

    They will try to ignore it as much as possible, of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    The New York Times must think otherwise.

    Because it was "all the news that's fit to print"!

    And if the NYT reports it, even the Trump Haters might possibly believe it.

    Maybe.

    They will try to ignore it as much as possible, of course...
    Wow. That is some projection there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Yeah, they tend to go up every year.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages
    LOL. Literally the difference at you link is .3%

    And still the wage gap is pretty big

    That has increased the nation's already large economic divide.

    Here's one way of understanding the difference that makes. The median upper-income family (those who make more than $127,600) now holds 75 times the wealth of the median low-income family (those who make less than $42,500), according to an analysis of the data by the Pew Research Center. In 2007, top earners were worth 40 times as much. In 1989, the multiple was 28.

    Here's another way of understanding it: The Top 1% now holds 38.6% of the nation's wealth, up from 33.7% in 2007. The bottom 90% now holds only 22.8% of the nation's total wealth, down from 28.5% in 2007.

    America's wealth gap is bigger than ever - Nov. 3, 2017
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