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San Francisco posts largest increase in average weekly wages

August 26, 2019

San Francisco posted the highest year-over-year increase in average weekly wages among the 356 largest US counties in the first quarter, according to data released last week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The average weekly wage rose 10.2% in San Francisco to $2,759. However, it only ranked as having the second-highest average weekly wage overall. New York posted the highest at $3,153, but it rose only 2.1% year over year.

Rank County Average weekly wage in Q1 % change year over year
1 San Francisco $2,759 10.20%
2 Bay, Florida $822 9.30%
3 Vanderburgh, Indiana $962 8.20%
4 Boulder, Colorado $1,409 7.50%
5 Williamson, Tennessee $1,389 7.40%
6 Williamson, Texas $1,249 6.90%
7 Jefferson, Colorado $1,229 6.70%
8 Butte, California $849 6.50%
9 Tulsa, Oklahoma $1,072 6.10%
10 Hamilton, Ohio $1,284 5.90%

For the US as a whole, the average increase in US weekly wage was 2.8% year over year to $1,184.

Elkhart County in Indiana posted largest decrease in average weekly wage, down 7.6% year over year to $930.

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