By Sasha Gonzales
The Bronx ranked first among New York’s largest counties in wage growth from the second quarter of 2018 through the second quarter of 2019, new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.
Average weekly wages rose in all 18 of the state’s large counties – those with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more – during the period analyzed, the data shows. Bronx County had the largest growth in average weekly wages, 5.7 percent, followed by Oneida County, 4.8 percent, and Westchester County, 4.7 percent.
Bronx County’s 5.7-percent wage growth ranked 15th among the nation’s 355 largest counties, the most recent federal data shows.