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Are wages really rising for American workers?

Jay Shambaugh, director of the Hamilton Project, discusses the most recent Employment Situation Report, which showed a slight uptick in wage growth. Shambaugh explains who is benefitting and who is being left behind from different wage and job trends. He also analyzes the state of jobs and wages in the United States and recommends what can be done to generate stronger and more inclusive growth.

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