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Although Pittsburgh has trailed benchmark regions in average weekly wages for many years, that gap is narrowing. Average weekly wages in the Pittsburgh region increased by 3.5 percent between 2010 and 2011, 3.5 percent between 2011 and 2012 and another 1.8 percent between 2012 and 2013, the largest year-over-year increase of all benchmark regions.

Pittsburgh's average weekly wages increased 4.2 percent from $986 to $1,027 between the 1st quarter of 2013 and the 1st quarter of 2014, the fifth largest year-over-year increase of all benchmark regions. The region's average weekly wages for the latest quarter, however, remained below the benchmark average of $1,078.

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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.

Data for 2014 are preliminary.