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Camden, New Jersey, saw a 10.6% increase in home prices this past year, the biggest nationwide increase. El Paso, Texas (10.3%), and Syracuse, New York (9.6%), followed.
In 2023, civilian federal employees received an average pay increase of 4.6%. The White House says they could see their pay rise by 5.2% in 2024.
Nationally, police and sheriff’s patrol officers earn higher annual wages on average than high school teachers, firefighters, and paramedics, with officers in California earning the most.
In September 2023, 58.2 million Americans received Social Security retirement benefits. Those benefits will increase 3.2% in 2024.