The 99% Get a Bigger Raise

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The 99% Get a Bigger Raise. “The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Tuesday published its annual revisions to personal income data, and the surprise was the huge jump in disposable income and employee compensation. The revisions show that employee compensation rose 4.5% in 2017 and 5% in 2018—some 4.4 billion and 87.1 billion more than previously reported. The trend has continued into 2019, with compensation increasing 378 billion or 3.4% in the first six months alone. Wages and salaries were revised upward to 5.3% from 3.6% in May year over year. And in June wages and salaries grew at an annual rate of 5.5%, which is a rocking 4.1% after adjusting for inflation.”

Adam Puff