Skip to comments.Wages Are Growing Faster Than You Think
Posted on 09/21/2018 6:22:19 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Standard wage data show that between the spring of 2017 and the spring of 2018, real wages in the U.S. increased only 0.1%. But there are three major problems with these data. First, they dont account for fringe benefits, which are an increasing proportion of employee pay. Second, standard wage data use an index that overstates the inflation rate. Third, each year the composition of the workforce changes, as older, higher-paid workers retire and young, lower-paid workers enter the workforce.
A study released this month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers addresses these three biases and concludes that real wages grew by 1% in 2017-18, not the measly 0.1% reported in the wage data.
Fringe benefits. Because benefits have become an increasing proportion of employee compensation over time, growth in real wages has been understated. The CEA estimates that including benefits would add 0.2 percentage point to the 2017-18 figure.
Inflation. An ideal measure would cover a very large percent of what workers buy, would account for the tendency to buy less of goods and services whose relative prices have risen and more of goods and services those whose prices have fallen, and would somehow correct for the improvements in quality of almost everything sold in the private market. As Stanfords Michael Boskin has pointed out, the usual measure of inflation, the consumer-price index, doesnt do this very well. An alternate measure of inflation, the personal- consumption-expenditures price index, while also imperfect, is a better measure of inflation. Economists at the Federal Reserve prefer the PCEPI to the CPI. Using the PCEPI adds 0.5 percentage point to the 2017-18 growth of real wages.
Change in the labor force. As baby boomers retire, they are replaced by younger workers.
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This makes globalists and Free Traitors very unhappy. They will claim a “labor shortage” and demand a never ending supply of imported cheap labor and foreign made goods. They will request an increase in H-1b visas. They will demand more h-2 visas. Rising wages are an anathema to them. I hate them all.
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What is the adjusted growth rate they estimate?
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