Employment, wages rise
Employment and wages rose in the second quarter of 2012 in both Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
The bureau's quarterly survey of large counties found employment grew 2.8 percent in Oklahoma County from June 2011 to June 2012. Tulsa County's employment rose by 1.6 percent during the same period. Nationwide, employment grew in 287 of the 328 counties with employment of more than 75,000, with an average increase of 1.8 percent.
Weekly wages grew 2.7 percent in Tulsa County from June 2011 to June 2012, but rose just 0.1 percent in Oklahoma County, the bureau said. For the second quarter of 2012, average weekly wages were $837 in Tulsa County and $832 in Oklahoma County.
Both counties were below the national average weekly wage of $903, but above the Oklahoma statewide average of $768.
From Staff Reports