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Inflation gives U.S. workers ammunition in year-end pay reviews

By Katia Dmitrieva and Matthew Boyle, Published: Nov. 25, 2021

Seattle Times Business/Economy – With inflation flaring, American white-collar employees have an edge in year-end salary discussions, though it may prove tough to secure raises that outpace surging prices. The insatiable demand for labor in the pandemic recovery coupled with record quit rates and a barely changing supply has fueled wage increases this year, particularly for lower-paid jobs in sectors like hospitality and retail. Read more