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Delaware tops in U.S. when it comes to wage growth


Delaware leads U.S. in wage growth

Wages grew at a faster pace in Delaware than in any other state between 2013 and 2018, says a new report from Atlanta-based site selection firm Garner Economics.

The average hourly wage in Delaware climbed 11.2 percent, adjusted for inflation, to $25.81 per hour in August 2018 up from $23.20 in August 2013, according to the report which analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Delaware’s increase outpaced that of its neighbors.

Wages inched up 1.8 percent in Pennsylvania to $25.42 an hour. Maryland saw a 1.8 percent increase to $29.04, while wages increased  2.7 percent in New Jersey to $29.28 .

To read the full report, click here.

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