wages http://kplu.org en Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth http://kplu.org/post/seattle-metro-area-ranks-1st-new-jobs-2nd-wage-growth <p>It appears the going is good for the working man in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle metro area saw the most new jobs last month, and the second largest wage growth in recent years in spite of the financial crisis, according to new reports.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:34:58 +0000 Martha Kang 9896 at http://kplu.org Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth Washington wages outpaced inflation last year http://kplu.org/post/washington-wages-outpaced-inflation-last-year <p>The average annual wage in Washington grew by 3.6% in 2011.&nbsp;</p><p>The state <a href="http://www.esd.wa.gov/newsandinformation/releases/average-wage-grew-in-2011-12-024.php">Employment Security Department</a>&nbsp;says wages outpaced inflation by 0.9 percentage points.</p><p>The average annual salary in Washington was $49,894 last year, up from $48,162 in 2010.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:05:25 +0000 Dave Meyer 5337 at http://kplu.org Washington wages outpaced inflation last year