Pay increases always sound good, but over time, pay increases below inflation mean your wages don’t go as far. Wage freezes and mandates mean an effective cut in your take home pay.
Choose a local and job classification to see what’s happened to your real, inflation-adjusted wages.
Show nominal wages (e.g. 2013 wages in 2013$)
Show real wages (adjusted to 2017 dollars using NB CPI)