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US workers see fastest wage increase in a decade

Contractors work on townhouses under construction in Milpitas, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Foto: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

WASHINGTON - U.S. workers are seeing the largest nominal wage increase in a decade, the Labor Department reported Wednesday, as companies compete harder for employees than they did in recent years.

Wages rose 2.9 percent raise from September 2017 to September 2018, according to the Labor Department's Employment Cost Index, a widely watched measure of pay that does not take inflation into account...

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