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Minimum Wages and Inflation



In the United States, the Federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Since 2014, however, 26 states have raised their minimum wage. There has been a push to bring the national minimum wage to $15 and some states and cities are leading the charge. For instance, California and Washington D.C.…

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July Jobs Report – Another Strong Report



The July jobs report came out on Friday, August 4, 2016, the report showed a second month of strong gains. The Department of Labor reported that 255,000 jobs were added in July, significantly beating expectations. The unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9% and average hourly earnings and average…

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