County wages up in second quarter 2011
January 11, 2012
In the second quarter of 2011, average weekly wages in the 322 largest counties (counties with 75,000 or more employees) ranged from under $600 in Horry, South Carolina; Hildalgo, Texas; and Cameron, Texas; to more than $1,500 in Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Virginia; New York, New York; and Santa Clara, California.
From the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011, average weekly wages for the nation increased by 3.0 percent. Among the 322 largest counties, 307 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages in the second quarter of 2011. Williamson, Texas, had the largest wage gain among the largest U.S. counties (18.0 percent).
Of the 322 largest counties, 11 experienced declines in average weekly wages from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011. Champaign, Illinois, had the largest wage decline with a loss of 3.6 percent over the year.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, County wages up in second quarter 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120111.htm (visited January 18, 2018).
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