Mahoning lags rest of the nation in wage increases

Mahoning County lags behind the rest of the nation this year when it comes to wage increases.

Workers in Mahoning earned an average of $632 per week during the first quarter of 2011, 4.6 percent more than they made during 2010’s first quarter.

The 4.6 percent increase ranked 116th among the nation’s 322 largest counties, in line with the state average, which had the same percentage increase, though statewide workers pay averaged $819 per week.

Both trail the national average of 5.2 percent and $935 per week.

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