Idaho’s average hourly wage declined in 2012 according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Idaho’s average hourly wage for all occupations dropped from $18.52 in 2011 to $18.48 in 2012. That slide now ranks Idaho’s average hourly wage 45th among states.
Despite that slip in average hourly wages, Idaho’s median wage went up. Half of Idaho’s hourly workers earned $14.58 last year, that’s up from $14.51 in 2011.
As we’ve been reporting all week, Idaho’s wages are among the lowest in the country, and today’s updated figures from the BLS doesn’t change that.