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Wages Fail to Keep up with Inflation

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Wages Fail to Keep up with Inflation

Wages Fail to Keep up with Inflation

Wages Fail to Keep up with Inflation

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Wages for middle- and low-income workers are not rising fast enough to keep up with inflation. With unemployment down and productivity up, employees might wonder why their paychecks aren't keeping up. Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief David Wessel discusses the implications.