Pay gains under Trump surpass any during Obama administration

Pay gains during Trump's first year in office best since the Great Recession

  • The Employment Cost Index, a measure of salary and benefit costs, registered a 2.6 percent gain for the full year, tied for the best since 2007.
  • That gives President Donald Trump the best wage gains since the Great Recession, easily topping any during former President Barack Obama's entire term.
Democrats are desperate to change this dynamic and want to reverse the policies that have created these gains.  If voters elect Democrats in November that may happen.


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