Counties with highest wage growth, fourth quarter 2006
July 27, 2007
Among the largest counties, Rockingham, New Hampshire (in the southeast corner of the State) led the nation in average weekly wage growth with an increase of 18.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2005 to the fourth quarter of 2006.
Sedgwick County, Kansas, which includes Wichita, and Trumbull County, Ohio, in the Youngstown area, were second in wage growth (14.0 percent each), followed by the counties of Travis, Texas, which includes Austin (10.9 percent), and Waukesha, Wisconsin, part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area (10.4 percent).
Over the year, the national average weekly wage rose by 4.2 percent.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data, which are preliminary and subject to revision. Data presented here are for all workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. The largest counties are those with employment levels of 75,000 or more. Find out more in "County Employment and Wages: Fourth Quarter 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release 07-1119.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with highest wage growth, fourth quarter 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jul/wk4/art05.htm (visited April 29, 2016).
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