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New York County, N.Y., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large U.S. counties at $1,889 in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the most recent data reported Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New York County is the location of Manhattan. It was followed by Santa Clara County, Calif., which recorded the second-highest average weekly wage among large counties at $1,836. Santa Clara County is the home of Silicon Valley.
Olmsted County in Minnesota posted the sharpest decrease among the largest U.S. counties with its average weekly wage falling by $279, or 21.3 percent, in the fourth quarter on a year-over-year basis. The second largest percentage decrease took place in Douglas, Colo., where the average weekly wage fell 8.6 percent.