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

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