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  •  If the number of "Help Wanted" signs (0+ / 0-)

    is any indication, the economy is looking up in the St. Louis area and in the Des Moines, IA area. Some of those employers are still trying to hire people at pathetic rates but some -- who need to replace more than one employee-gone-for-more-pay are upping their hourly pay. These are convenience-store level jobs. At higher levels I keep hearing of friends and acquaintances  finally leaving jobs and taking ones that pay better.

    So my feeling is that the economy IS getting better. For so long those who had jobs would not consider moving to better jobs because of the risks involved. We're going to see a lot more of that mobility, which will drive wages up. And hopefully benefits.

    This may not be tracking on the numbers coming from Washington yet, but it's coming. Seen it before...it's kind of like counting train cars.

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