In the upcoming months, no significant changes are expected regarding the pace of annual wage growth, according to the preliminary fourth-quarter Wage Trend Indicator released by Bloomberg BNA, a publisher of specialized news and information.

The index took a slip dip from 98.52 to 98.47 in the third quarter. If this figure is confirmed in the revised and final fourth-quarter readings, it would mark the second consecutive drop. The index has barely moved between 98.40 and 98.67 over the last five quarters.

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