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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Warren wages have risen over the past decade

Some good economic news for Warren County: Average annual pay has increased in Warren County over the past decade, according to federal data analyzed by the Wall Street Journal

Wages in Warren County have increased 5.6 percent from 2004 to last year, to slightly more than $34,000 per year, the Journal reports via this interactive map.  The figures were adjusted for inflation.

The statistics are even better in Hancock County, where wages have gone up 11 percent in the past decade, the data show -- though that brings the average annual pay of Hancock Countians to only $31,000 per year.

Taliaferro County average pay has gone up by 3.2 percent over the same time period, the data show.

If Warren, Hancock and Taliferro were winners, then some of their neighbors were losers. Annual wages in Glascock County shrank by a third over the past decade, while wages in Washington County dropped 17 percent, and wages in Jefferson County slipped nine percent.

The Journal says a wages have gone down in a third of all counties in the U.S. over the past decade.

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