This doesn't work for me
From NPR's Facebook page:
Expand that and you get "Inflation has barely moved but so have wages barely moved."
I don't know about you, but I can't use "barely" that way. It's like a verb of minimal degree - you can not budge an inch, but you can't budge an inch (Bob's not that stubborn; he'll budge an inch / say a word / blink an eye...). For me, that sentence needs to end negatively:
Inflation has barely moved, but neither have wages.