Posted by: Michael Mandel on August 16
Despite today’s cheerier inflation number, real wages are still falling. The BLS reports that real hourly earnings are down by about a half percentage point since February.
This is not good. And blaming it solely on oil prices doesn’t help, because it looks like the increase in oil prices is going to stick.
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