The average consumer is starting to benefit from wage increases for the first time since the onset of the Great Recession that was triggered by the financial crisis. 2008. Specifically, an increase in U.S. incomes last year delivered the first significant raise for the typical family after nine years of stagnant and declining earnings, the result of sustained job growth finally lifting a broad swath of American households. The gains bode well for the construction industry and mason contractors.

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