Lagging recovery of construction and manufacturing sectors is one more reason wage growth is suffering for most workers: Average hourly compensation in construction and manufacturing compared with industries that have gained jobs since the Great Recession

Sector Wages  Benefits
Construction $31.29 $8.26
Manufacturing $28.88 $10.65
All industries that have gained jobs $26.19 $7.20

Source: EPI analysis of BLS Current Employment Statistics and Employment Cost Trends public data series.

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