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Biggest hike in pay in San Jose

November 29, 2000

In 1999, workers in San Jose, California, had the largest increase in average annual pay of any metropolitan area in the country.

Metropolitan areas with largest percentage increases in average annual pay for covered workers, 1999
[Chart data—TXT]

Average pay in the San Jose area rose by 18.9 percent in 1999. Barnstable-Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington, had the next highest increases in average annual pay at 10.2 percent each. Austin-San Marcos, Texas, and San Francisco, California, were close behind with increases of 10.1 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively.

In comparison, average annual pay of employees in metropolitan areas nationwide increased by 4.4 percent from 1998 to 1999.

These data on average annual pay are a product of the BLS Covered 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, 1999," news release USDL 00-349.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Biggest hike in pay in San Jose at (visited July 20, 2024).

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