Workers working in King County who are employed in information-related industries: Congratulations!
In the third quarter of 2014, you earned an average weekly wage of $5,134.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week released third-quarter wage and employment figures for the nation, states and counties. Among the data:
• Within the nation’s 10 largest counties, workers in King County earned an average weekly wage of $1,452, with the least, $510, going to those in the leisure and hospitality industry, and the most, $5,134, earned by workers in the “information” category, which includes motion picture and recording workers, software publishers, newspaper publishers, radio personalities, data processors and librarians, among others.
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• Within 236,900 covered establishments throughout Washington, employment was up in the third quarter by 3.2 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2013.
• The average weekly wage in Washington in the third quarter, $1,087, was up 3.9 percent.
• In Pierce County in September, 282,300 workers were employed, up 2.8 percent from the year before.
• Workers in Pierce County earned an average weekly wage of $870.
• In Thurston County in September, 104,300 workers were employed, up 3.7 percent from the year before.
• Workers in Thurston County earned an average weekly wage of $877, up 1.6 percent.
• Nationwide, employment was up 2 percent in the third quarter and the average weekly wage, $949, was up 2.9 percent.