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Tue., Aug. 30, 2011, 10:20 a.m.

Idaho wages lose ground during recession

Idaho wages slipped during the recession compared to other states, the Idaho Department of Labor reports, with the average wage falling from 37th in the nation in 2008 to 38th in 2010, and the median wage falling from 35th to 39th. In 2010, the latest survey put Idaho's average wage for all jobs at $18.56 an hour, 15 percent below the national average. The median was $14.54 an hour, 12 percent below the national median; you can read the full labor report here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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