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Infographic: Will wage growth finally trigger inflation?

August 23, 2019 — In this Q&A, the Eaton Vance floating-rate loan team offers its perspective on today’s loan market.

By: Craig P. Russ; Andrew Sveen, CFA; Ralph Hinckley, CFA; Christopher Remington

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Boston - Wage growth, persistently sluggish since the 2008 financial crisis, is finally showing signs of life as unemployment remains low and economic sentiment improves. An excess of open positions could force companies to pay up to attract and retain talent.

But with rising wages comes the risk of higher inflation. The infographic below explains why rising wages could be the missing link that finally creates inflation, and why that could be a mixed bag for consumers and investors.

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