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New York County Posts Highest Weekly Wage

September 29 2011

New York County, which includes Manhattan, posted the highest average weekly wage of all large U.S. counties in the first quarter of this year at $2,634, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Fairfield County in Connecticut posted the second-highest average weekly wage at $1,888.

The average weekly wage for the U.S. as a whole in the first quarter was $935.

New York County ranked third in terms of number of jobs with 2.3 million in the first quarter. Los Angeles County ranked first with almost 3.9 million jobs.

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