Average weekly wages among large counties, fourth quarter 2008
July 23, 2009
Workers in New York, New York, were the highest paid among all workers in large counties, with an average weekly wage of $1,856 in the fourth quarter of 2008. The national average weekly wage was $918.
Workers in Fairfield, Connecticut, ranked second, with an average weekly wage of $1,596, followed by those in Washington, D.C. ($1,570), Suffolk, Massachusetts ($1,568), and Santa Clara, California ($1,566).
Average weekly wages are affected by the number of high-paying and low-paying jobs in an industry.
These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Large counties are defined as having employment levels of 75,000 or greater. To learn more, see "County Employment and Wages: Fourth Quarter 2008" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-0841.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Average weekly wages among large counties, fourth quarter 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jul/wk3/art04.htm (visited September 04, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.