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Idaho at the bottom

— The Idaho Department of Labor says the state ranks last in overall earnings by full- and part-time job holders.

The median annual wage in Idaho is $23,192. The department estimates a family of four needs $39,000 a year to sustain itself but only about a third of Idaho jobs last year paid that much.

Labor Department spokesman Bob Fick says that is due in part to higher job growth in the low-wage service sector than the production sector, where mining, logging and manufacturing jobs pay more.

H/T Sisyphus

Sis blames "right to work" KageMann says it's be because "there is not much logging or construction and mining is way down from 30 years ago." What say you?

 

 


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/27/2393725/idaho-workers-overall-earnings.html#storylink=cpy



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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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