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Silicon Valley area draws highest wages

April 09 2008

Santa Clara County CA, which includes much of Silicon Valley, reported the highest average weekly wage of all large U.S. counties in the third quarter of 2007 at $1,585, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

New York County NY posted the second-highest at $1,544, while Washington DC ranked third at $1,376.

Cameron County TX has the lowest weekly wage at $518. Next lowest was Hidalgo County TX at $529.

Clayton County GA had the largest year-over-year increase in weekly wages, up 23.9% to $919.

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