U.S. wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

U.S. WAGES AND BENEFITS increased 2.4% year over year in September, the slowest pace in three years. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
U.S. WAGES AND BENEFITS increased 2.4% year over year in September, the slowest pace in three years. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wages and benefits for United States workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic. U.S. workers’ total compensation rose 0.5% in the July-September quarter, the second straight quarter of slower growth in wages, the Labor Department said Friday. Growth was the…

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