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U.S. Job Growth Picks Up, but Wages Lag Behind 

U.S. Job Growth Picks Up, but Wages Lag Behind 

The government says that employers added 222,000 jobs in June, although unemployment increased 4.4 percent and wages remain stagnant, according to The NY Times.

The retail industry has been hit hard by online giants like Amazon, auto sales have dipped and economic growth is “limp,” however, the Times asks why hasn’t the heightened demand for jobs overall driven up pay?

The Federal Reserve says wage growth has been modest because of the weak pace of productivity growth in recent years. Employers are struggling to find part-time workers at $10 an hour and look to foreign visa workers whose desperate state forces them to accept less pay in worse conditions.