Americans with lower income posted higher week-to-week pay increases in the second quarter of 2017 compared to any other group that the Department of Labor monitors, the Gateway Pundit reports.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, the weekly pay for workers at the bottom of the wage scale rose at a faster pace in the second quarter of 2017, compared from the same period last year.
It was way back in 2010 the last time the lowest group in the pay scale outpaced other class of labor groups.
This development is significant given that low-income workers did not really benefit much of the gains from economic growth since the Great Depression as much as the other groups have experienced.
The Labor Department report showed that the median weekly wages for the 113.4 million full-time workers in the country stood at $859 in the three-month period ending June 30, an increased by 4.2 percent from the year-ago period.
Workers with management, professional and related roles saw the highest average weekly earnings, while those working in the service industry posted the lowest.