Government, Business

Record Share of US Small Businesses Raised Wages in December

Record Share of US Small Businesses Raised Wages in December Shoppers carry shopping bags as the walk past a sale sign on Powell Street in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

A record 48% of U.S. small business owners said they raised compensation in December and nearly a third said they plan to do so in the coming months, the National Federation of Independent Business said Jan. 6.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2022
Government, Business

Wages Jump by the Most on Records Dating Back 20 Years

hiring sign Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Wages and salaries jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records that date back 20 years as companies are forced to offer higher pay to fill a near-record number of available jobs.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 29, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Portugal May Declare Civil Order to Counter Fuel Supply Shortage

Tank truck drivers on strike in Lisbon, Portugal Tank truck drivers on strike watch a fellow driver leaving a fuel depot in Aveiras, outside Lisbon, on Aug. 12, 2019. Portugal is rationing gas as a precaution after some 2,000 tank truck drivers began a strike over pay. (Associated Press/Armando Franca)

Portugal may declare a civil order to ensure that truck drivers, who began a strike Aug. 12, deliver enough fuel to stop gas stations across the country from running dry at the height of the country’s tourism season, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said.

Henrique Almeida | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2019
Government, Business

Pay Gains for US Workers Slowed in 2Q

Subaru factory worker Worker in an Indiana Subaru factory. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — U.S. workers saw their wages and benefits grow more slowly in the second quarter, a sign that a tight labor market has yet to accelerate income gains.

Matt Ott | AP Business Writer
July 31, 2018

Employment Costs Pick Up on Faster Wage Gains at Factories

A welder works on sides for refrigerated rail cars at the Gunderson Rail Car Plant in Portland, Ore. Natalie Behring/Bloomberg News

U.S. employment costs picked up in the third quarter from the previous three months, helped in part by faster wage gains in manufacturing, the Labor Department said Oct. 31.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Government, Business

US Economic Growth ‘Slight to Moderate’ in Recent Weeks

Port Los-Angeles Trucks Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Economic growth in recent weeks ranged from “slight to moderate” across the U.S. central bank’s regional districts as wages and inflation remained generally subdued, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Wage Gains Seen for Workers at Small Companies


Wage growth is poised to accelerate at small U.S. companies this month after a slowdown in October.

Kenneth Kohn | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2015