The Lowest Paid Get A Break At Last

Wages for the lowest-paid workers in the U.S. rose 1.6% in 1997, nearly twice as fast as wages for the best-paid. That's the biggest increase in inflation-adjusted pay since the government started collecting data in 1979. Economic growth is benefiting workers on the bottom half more than those on the top half. Is this a fluke? What about all those immigrants willing to work for less? How about all those jobs going offshore, thanks to the huge trade deficit?

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