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This is the hottest job market since the 1990s. Why aren’t wages growing faster?

This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a tip box is filled with U.S. currency in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Analysis: One of the lingering problems with this strong jobs picture is why wages aren’t growing as they in the late 1990s when yearly wage growth routinely topped 4 percent.

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