Inflation vs. wages: How rising prices stack up against growing pay

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“It’s a key question on voters’ minds heading into Thursday night’s presidential debate: How far does my dollar go in 2024? The short answer: further than they might think. Since February 2020, the Consumer Price Index has climbed a cumulative 20.8%, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Over that same period, average hourly earnings rose 22.3%.”

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