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There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...

Study: Wage growth weak for a tight labor market

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment rates in the economic recovery of recent years are similar to those the nation saw in the late 1990s recovery, but...
WAGE GROWTH has in the United States been relatively slow over the last few years, hovering around 3 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Opinion: Wage growth isn’t threatening corporate profits

NEW YORK - The jobs report on Friday brought a little good news for investors worried that a key part of the decade-long bull...

Retail workers can’t lose

One of the brightest spots in the strong Nov. 2 jobs report was the acceleration in wage growth for workers in the retail industry....
NORTHEAST CPI increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, 0.3 percentage points slower than the U.S. city average in that time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 2.6% over year through June

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday. The United...
IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY, but despite rising employment and a growth in the labor force, wages in the United States are not climbing at the rate that many think it should. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Opinion: Emotions and economics explain stagnant wages

NEW YORK – The labor market appears to be quite strong, judging by June’s unemployment figures. The rate ticked up in June to 4...
U.S. WAGE GROWTH deceleration was driven by three sectors: education and health services, financial activities and manufacturing. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Three sectors explain most of deceleration in U.S. wage growth

NEW YORK - The deceleration in United States wage growth in April was relatively broad-based, with eight of 13 sectors seeing a down-tick. But...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT ROSE BY 61,000 jobs year over year, including work such as is happening here, where workers finish construction on the gaming floor of the Resorts World Catskills casino, hotel and entertainment complex, operated by Empire Resorts Inc. in Monticello, N.Y., in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. added 313,000 jobs in February; wage gains slow to 2.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added the most workers since mid-2016 as labor-force participation swelled, while below-forecast wages and a downward revision to January’s figure suggest...
THE PROVIDENCE COUNTY average weekly wage rose 1.5 percent year over year to $1,016 in the second quarter of 2017. / COURTESY BLS

BLS: Providence County 2Q employment grew 0.5 percent

PROVIDENCE – Employment in the 2017 second quarter (measured in June) in Providence County was 287,200, a 0.5 percent increase year over year, according...
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