Chart Of The Day: With "Recoveries" Like These Who Needs Wage Growth?

Tyler Durden's picture

As if charts of endlessly grinding lower hourly earnings was not enough to show the increasingly desperate plight of the US worker, here is another nugget from the BLS, this time showing the annual change in real US wages, where we have conveniently highlighted the long-term trendline, and where Q1 wages just posted a -0.1% annual decline, which makes one wonder: with "recoveries" like these who needs any wage growth? Another question: what happened to the Fed's trickle-down - or are government handouts and transfer payments to a nation addicted to government handouts all that matters? Final question: since some cash is transferred to the US workers ultimately, what happens to worker wages when the Fed's QEternity finally ends?