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Greene County wage growth slows

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Greene County’s wages are the lowest among the major counties in Missouri, and growth is slowing, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released this morning.

During fourth-quarter 2018, Greene County’s average weekly wage ticked up 1.3% to $854, according to a news release. That compares with 6.1% growth in the third quarter that boosted the area’s average weekly wage to $829.

Comparatively, the other six major Missouri counties recorded fourth-quarter wage growth of 2.2% to 5.4%.

Below are the counties, by wages, growth percentage and wage-growth rank nationwide, in fourth-quarter 2018:
• County of St. Louis, $1,228, up 5%, No. 56;
• City of St. Louis, which also is a county, $1,182, up 2.2%, No. 239;
• Jackson, $1,153, up 3.5%, No. 128;
• Clay, $960, up 5.4%, No. 37;
• Boone, $890, up 5.1%, No. 51;
• St. Charles, $878, up 3.7%, No. 104; and
• Greene, $854, up 1.3%, No. 301.

Of the 349 largest U.S. counties, 332 posted average weekly wage increases in fourth-quarter 2018 compared with a year earlier, according to the release.


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