Average weekly wages among largest counties, third quarter 2014 to third quarter 2015
March 11, 2016
The U.S. average weekly wage increased 2.6 percent from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015, growing to $974. Among counties with 75,000 or more jobs in 2014, Rockland, New York, had the largest percentage increase in average weekly wages (24.9 percent) over the year. The largest contribution to the county's increase was a gain of $3,170, or 220.4 percent, in average weekly wages in manufacturing.