Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year, according to a report on Massachusetts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this week.

The average weekly wag in Massachusetts was $1,561 for the quarter, a 3.5% increase from one year prior. The average weekly wage in Rhode Island in that time was $1,104, a 1.8% increase year over year, while the United States weekly average increased 2.8% to $1,184.

Bristol County, Mass., had the second lowest weekly wage of all “large” counties in the Bay State, only ahead of Barnstable County, Mass.

Suffolk County, Mass., had the highest average weekly income in the state at $2,270.

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Among the five small counties in Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Mass., had the highest weekly wage at $1,190 while Franklin County, Mass., had the lowest at $827 per week.

Employment in the first quarter in Bristol County, Mass., was 224,800, a 0.6% increase year over year, slower than the national increase of 1.4%, the Massachusetts rate of increase of 1.1% and the employment rate of increase in Rhode Island at that time of 0.8%.

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