Friday, July 18, 2008

Another hit

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 107.1 million full-time wage and salary workers were $719 in the second quarter of 2008. This was 4.2 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 4.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period.

So, if it feels like you have less lately, that's because you have less lately. I notice that steaks I buy on sale have gone up a dollar a pound on the on-sale price.

1 comment:

Sugar Magnolia said...

Feels an awful lot like the Carter years to me. But I will NEVER own another Ford Pinto, so help me god.