Potter/Randall County Wages Among the Lowest in America Report Says

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 03/31 2014 05:41PM

Updated 03/31 2014 09:27PM

AMARILLO --  Potter and Randall County have some of the lowest paid workers in the United States according to a statement released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The BLS study says that the 334 most populated counties in the nation and found Lubbock ranks 296 – almost at the very bottom. 

The U.S. average weekly wage was $922 in the third quarter of 2013 according to BLS while Potter County had an average of $778 and Randall County $704. BLS said the average weekly wage for all of Texas was $952. 

The BLS said, “When all 254 counties in Texas were considered, all but 33 had wages below the national average.”

The highest three counties were Harris with $1,187.00; Midland with $1,148.00; and Dallas with$1,115.00. The lowest were Cameron with $587.00; Hidalgo with $595.00; and Webb with $636.00.

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