February 04, 2003
The Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries in private industry rose 3.6 percent in the Midwest region in the 12 months ended December 2002. This was the largest increase among the nation’s four regions.
In the Northeast and in the West, wages and salaries were up 2.6 percent from December 2001 to December 2002. In the South, the increase was 2.2 percent.
In the nation as a whole, wages and salaries for private industry workers rose 2.7 percent in the twelve months ended December 2002.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Wages and salaries increase fastest in Midwest over the year on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/feb/wk1/art02.htm (visited May 23, 2013).
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