Wages on Hold

Hourly wages and salaries begin to increase, but inflation is eating into buying power.

* The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than 1 indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than 1 indicates that the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

* Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. For those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

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