The Good News: You're Earning More than Last Year

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Does it actually feel like you're making more than you did this time last year? Because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you are. The median weekly earnings of the nation's 98.7 million full-time wage and salary workers were $748 in the fourth quarter of 2009, which was 2.7 percent higher than a year earlier. Do the math, and that means you could be taking home close to an extra $20.00 per week.