10 months after tax bill’s passage, the big wage gains Trump promised workers are MIA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


10 months after tax bill’s passage, the big wage gains Trump promised workers are MIA

According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, worker wages have been essentially flat since the GOP tax bill was passed in December.

The average hourly wage for production and nonsupervisory employees crept up from $9.25 in August 2018 to $9.27 in September. However, the July figure matches numbers from the same month in 2017 — effectively meaning there was no growth from the year prior. From September 2017 to September 2018, real average hourly earnings did increase 0.4 percent, per the release.

Tags:

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA