Employment Cost Index

(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Americans finally got a raise in 2015 after seven years of stagnating incomes, driven by big gains among the poorest households, according to information provided by the Census Bureau, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Higher minimum wages in many states and tougher competition among businesses to fill jobs pushed up pay, while low inflation made those paychecks stretch further. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Federal pay raises have lagged private sector for more than a decade, data shows

The 2023 federal pay raise was the largest civilian employees have seen since 2002, and the largest military raise since 2003. But it’s still not keeping…

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Can we predict what next year’s federal pay raise will be?

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