Released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment rose in the four largest counties in Kansas from June 2011 to June 2012. Wyandotte County and Johnson County experienced the fastest job growth, up 3.6 and 3.4 percent, respectively, over the year. Both of these counties registered employment gains exceeding the national average of 1.8 percent.
The average weekly wage in Johnson County rose 2.0 percent from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012, exceeding the 1.3-percent increase for the nation. Johnson County also had the highest average weekly wage among the largest counties in the state at $929 and was above the national average of $903.
Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 101 small counties in Kansas, those with employment below 75,000 as measured by the 2011 annual average employment. Of these smaller counties, only Coffey ($1,010) had an average weekly wage above the national average.
Read the detailed report, including county specific pay, linked above.
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