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Workers in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $24.92 in May 2015, about 7 percent above the nationwide average of $23.23.
From June 2015 to September 2015 gross job losses in private sector establishments in Louisiana totaled 100,050, while gross job gains numbered 98,922.
Of the 967,000 workers paid hourly rates in Oklahoma in 2015, about 15,000 earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while another 15,000 earned less.
Of the nearly 6.1 million workers paid hourly rates in Texas in 2015, 111,000 earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while 176,000 earned less.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Houston area rose 0.5 percent in March and April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.