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Posted on December 12, 2016
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released wage data for the second quarter of 2016. The BLS provided the average weekly wage and the percent change in the weekly wage when compared to the second quarter in 2015.
The data shows that Leon County average weekly wages increased 2.1% from $799 in 2015 to $816 in 2016. The $816 wage translates to an annual wage of $42,432.
The Leon County wage ranks 13th out of the 24 largest Florida counties. The growth in wages ranks 18th. The data for the 24 largest counties in Florida are listed below.
The U.S. average weekly wage increased 2.2 percent over the year, growing to $989 in the second quarter of 2016.
In Florida, the average weekly wage increased 2.2% from $864 to $883.
Palm Beach County led Florida counties with an average weekly wage of $963. This is a 2.o% increase over the weekly wage reported last year. Lake County finished at the bottom of the list with an average weekly wage of $681. This is a 2.4% increase over the weekly wage reported last year.
The largest percentage change in weekly wages occurred in Marion County where wages increased 5.4% to $718. The smallest gain in wages was reported in Sarasota County where wages increased .5% to $816.