The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out this week with its quarterly look at wages in the United States.
The median weekly earnings for the nation’s 101.4 million full-time wage and salary workers were $740 in the third quarter. That’s 0.3 percent higher than the same quarter in 2009. (And while wages are up, so are overall consumer prices – by 1.2 percent for the year.)
Among the findings:
• Women who worked full-time during the quarter had median weekly earnings of $662, or 81.4 percent of the $813 median earnings of men.
• Asians earned the highest median weekly …