A recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pennsylvania last year. Wages went up for lots of workers last month, thanks to new withholding guidelines driven by the tax law. For a single person earning the average weekly wage, the new law adds about $28 a week to their pay after federal taxes. But it is important to note the data that will be released on Friday are pretax pay.
A recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pennsylvania last year. Wages went up for lots of workers last month, thanks to new withholding guidelines driven by the tax law. For a single person earning the average weekly wage, the new law adds about $28 a week to their pay after federal taxes. But it is important to note the data that will be released on Friday are pretax pay. Keith Srakocic AP file | Nov. 2, 2017
A recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pennsylvania last year. Wages went up for lots of workers last month, thanks to new withholding guidelines driven by the tax law. For a single person earning the average weekly wage, the new law adds about $28 a week to their pay after federal taxes. But it is important to note the data that will be released on Friday are pretax pay. Keith Srakocic AP file | Nov. 2, 2017

The potency of higher pay

March 02, 2018 06:08 AM