Blogging on Employment and Job Markets in US Metro Areas

Monthly Archives: November 2017

Real Wage Growth – Low, Mid, & High Wage Industries

The Current Employment Statistics from the BLS provide a wealth of industry-level employment and earnings data, including nominal and real wages. Using low-, mid-, and high-wage industry tiers developed by Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed, the graph below shows year-on-year real wage growth since January 2010. (Technical notes: within each tier, the real wage… Read more »

September Metro Area Unemployment Update

The BLS recently released September unemployment figures for metro areas. This post will focus unemployment rates among the nation’s 51 largest metro areas (those that had populations of 1 million or more as of the 2000 census). For comparison, the national unemployment rate for September was 4.1%, down from 4.8% as of September 2016. Denver… Read more »