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US wages set to start rising as jobs market firms: economists

Workers, jobseekers getting more optimistic, and will start seeking bigger pay increases: survey
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 05:50

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A dwindling pool of jobless workers will probably pressure wages. There were 1.86 unemployed Americans per job opening in October, according to figures from the Labour Department.

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THE bigger wage gains that have so far eluded American workers probably will begin to materialise this year as the job market tightens, according to economists polled by Bloomberg.

Hourly earnings for employees on company payrolls will advance 2 per cent to 3 per cent on

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