Analysis: Wages aren't keeping pace with inflation

02/21/2012 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Company profits are rising along with consumer spending, but that money isn't being funneled into employee salaries, data show. For January, an average worker's pay ticked up 1.5% from a year ago, but inflation rose 2.3%. Despite the trend, pressure to increase workers' wages is unlikely to come in 2012, said Gregory Levin, CFO at BJ's Restaurant's.

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