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October 20, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Average weekly wages: first quarter 2008-09

Percent decrease in average weekly wage, large counties and U.S., first quarter 200809
County Percent decline

U.S.

-2.5

Hennepin, MN

-6.7

Westchester, NY

-7.0

Trumbull, OH

-7.1

Elkhart, IN

-8.7

Westmoreland, PA

-8.9

Suffolk, MA

-9.0

Hudson, NJ

-9.7

Fairfield, CT

-10.0

Mecklenburg, NC

-10.3

New York, NY

-23.4

These data featured in the TED article, Average weekly wages: first quarter 2008-09.