(NBC News) The job market may be gradually improving, but the gains aren't showing up in worker's paychecks.
And the resulting belt-tightening continues to weigh on an economy heavily dependent on consumer spending.
Five years after the Great Recession, millions of unemployed Americans are gradually getting back to seeing a steady paycheck.
The latest data from the government showed the unemployment rate fell faster than expected in November to 7.0 percent as employers added 203,000 new jobs last month.
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