Employment and Wages Increased in Some Missouri Counties
WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - Employment rose in two of the seven largest counties in Missouri from September 2009 to September 2010. Boone and St. Charles Counties reported increases of 2.5 and 2.3 percent.
Nationally, employment grew 0.2 percent and 162 of the 326 largest counties added jobs over the past year.
Clay County had the largest wage growth at 8.5 percent, placing 6th in the national ranking. St. Louis City's average weekly wage rose 3.4 percent over the past year.
Platte County had the highest average weekly wage among Missouri's small counties in the third quarter of 2010 at $729.
All of the statistics are reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.