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Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $30.88 per hour in the Midwest to $41.55 in the Northeast during June 2018.
In 2017, New Jersey women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $929 or 81.6 percent of the $1,138 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts.
In 2017, New York women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $850 or 86.4 percent of the $984 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts.
Average weekly wages in New York County, commonly known as the borough of Manhattan, increased 2.9 percent from the first quarter of 2017 to the first quarter of 2018.
In August 2018, prices for natural gas averaged $1.220 per therm in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, 16 percent more than the national average.