Largest pay hike in Lafayette, La.
November 12, 2002
Among metropolitan areas, the largest percentage increase in average annual pay from 2000 to 2001 occurred in Lafayette, La. (8.1 percent).
The next largest increase occurred in Dutchess County, N.Y. (7.4 percent). Four metropolitan areas reported 6.8-percent increases in average annual pay: Enid, Okla., Fresno, Calif., Odessa-Midland, Texas, and Pensacola, Fla.
In comparison, average annual pay of employees in metropolitan areas nationwide increased by 2.4 percent from 2000 to 2001.
These data on average annual pay are a product of the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program. Pay data presented here are for workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Find additional information in "Average Annual Pay Levels in Metropolitan Areas, 2001," news release USDL 02-625.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Largest pay hike in Lafayette, La. on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/nov/wk2/art01.htm (visited April 18, 2015).
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