Wages, benefits gain 2.6% in '17

Pace fastest since ’15, but analysts say pay growth still lags

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 2:05 a.m.

A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in Sweetwater, Fla., in October. The U.S. jobless rate is 4.1 percent, and many economists believe wages should be rising faster than they are.

U.S. workers' wages and benefits grew 2.6 percent last year, the fastest 12-month pace since the spring of 2015.

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