In this 2017 photo, a recruiter from the postal service (right) speaks with an attendee of a job fair in the cafeteria of Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

In this 2017 photo, a recruiter from the postal service (right) speaks with an attendee of a job fair in the cafeteria of Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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Average hourly pay improved 3.2 percent from a year ago, up from 2.7 percent at the end of 2017.

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