Metros Tag

22 Oct 2015

U.S. Real Median Wage Shows No Increase Since 2005; Highest Wage Growth Found in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and DC; High-Wage Earners Did Best in San Jose; Low-Wage Earners Did Best in New Orleans

The real median wage in the U.S. has not increased from 2005 to 2014, falling 0.2% after accounting for inflation.  Looking at wage performance across the spectrum of wage levels, Ultra-High Wage Earners enjoyed the fastest growing wages (+5.9% at the 90th percentile) and Low-Wage...

26 May 2015

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Metros of 2014: Two-thirds of US metros increased their manufacturing job base in 2014; Merced-CA, Danville-IL and Flint-MI grew the fastest while Detroit, Dallas, and San Jose created the most new manufacturing jobs

Final revised numbers for 2014 (Jan. ’14 – Jan. ’15) show that 212 (66%) of 322 metros grew their manufacturing employment base.  The fastest growing manufacturing metros stretch across multiple states – California, Illinois, Michigan, Alabama, Texas, Kentucky, and New Jersey. On a net job creation...