Annual wage increases for private-sector employees are expected to remain fairly static in the foreseeable future.

That's the word from Wage Trend Indicators by Bloombery BNA, a publisher of specialized news and information.

In the first three months of this year, the WTI index, a benchmark that identifies turning points in private-sector wage trends, inched up to 98.73 from 98.52 in the fourth quarter of 2012. The WTI index has moved between 98.47 and 98.75 during the last seven quarters.

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