PROVIDENCE – Providence County’s average weekly wage in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1,116, a 3.2 percent increase year over year, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday.
The 3.2 percent increase ranked No. 151 among the 347 largest counties in the U.S. In Bristol County, Mass., the average weekly wage was $979, a 4 percent increase year over year, which ranked No. 85 in the report.
San Mateo, Calif., and Ada, Idaho, ranked No. 1 for average weekly wage increase rate at 11.5 percent year-over-year growth to $2,341 and $1,044, respectively.
The U.S. average weekly wage in the fourth quarter was $1,109 per week, an increase of 3.9 percent year over year.
The report also said in Providence County, there were 18,500 covered establishments in the fourth quarter. By the end of December, the county reported 290,700 employed.
In Bristol County, Mass., there were 17,700 covered establishments in the fourth quarter and 229,600 employed at the end of the year.
Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.