Inflation is declining. Here’s what that means for your annual salary increase

Physics | istock | Getty Images Inflation and annual wages are not in a one-to-one relationship. This became apparent to many workers last year when annual merit increases in salaries and wages were nowhere near the highest levels of inflation in four decades. Many employees stuck, even as wages increased by more than has been … Read more

Layoffs are increasing, and Main Street still can’t get anyone to take the jobs

A “Hiring Now” sign is displayed in the window of an IN-N-OUT fast food restaurant in Encinitas, Calif., May 9, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters When it comes to salary, small business owners generally don’t play in the same league as large corporations. It’s even more difficult now in a tight labor market with higher … Read more