SANTA CRUZ — Workers in Santa Cruz County earned 5 percent more than the national average in 2011, according to a new Occupational Employment and Wages report by U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Thursday.
Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages in the county were significantly higher than their respective national averages in 10 of the 22 major occupational groups,
The average worker in the Santa Cruz area, including Watsonville, earned $22.93 an hour in May 2011, which is about 5 percent above the U.S. average of $21.74 an hour, according to the BLS.For the complete article see the 05-05-2012 issue.
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