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Economy / Wages

Although Pittsburgh has trailed the benchmark benchmark in average weekly wages for many years, that gap is narrowing. Average weekly wages increased by 3.2 percent between 2009 and 2010, outpacing most benchmark regions. Between 2010 and 2011, average weekly wages increased another 3.5 percent. The latest annual figures show an increase of 3.5 percent between 2011 to 2012, the second largest increase year-over-year behind Cincinnati.

The third quarter of 2013 saw an increase of 1.7 percent over the same quarter in 2012, .7 percent above the benchmark average.

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Data source(s):

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.