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Idaho’s Average Hourly Wage Declines, Median Wage Ticks Up

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.


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