Benefit costs have grown faster than wages and salaries for two years now, the Labor Department...

|By:, SA News Editor

Benefit costs have grown faster than wages and salaries for two years now, the Labor Department reports, and it’s a troubling trend: “The more that companies have to spend on benefits, the less take-home pay goes to workers," WSJ's Kelly Evans writes. "This undermines the virtuous cycle of consumer spending and job growth needed to help lower the 9.1% unemployment rate.”