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Aug. 4, 2017 Wage Increase Not Worth A Dime

On Aug. 4, 2017, NPR’sĀ Scott Neuman reported “U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent” but “Average hourly wages rose by 9 cents, to $26.36.” In other words real wages have not gone up a dime. Having a job and having a job that helps pay the bills are two different things.

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