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Apr 26, 2013 1:24 PM by Faye DeHoff

Tucson workers earn less than national average

TUCSON - Tucson workers earn 7% less than national average, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

Other statistics of note include:
· The average worker in the Tucson area earned $20.45/hr in May 2012, about 5% below the U.S. average of $22.01/hr
· Management occupations in the area were highest paid at $42.37/hr, followed by Architecture and Engineering occupations at $39.22/hr
· Architecture and Engineering occupations accounted for 2.7% of local employment, compared to 1.8% nationally
· Office and Administrative Support occupations accounted for the largest share of local employment at 17.4%

The complete BLS news release showing employment and wage data for occupations in the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area is now available online at:<http://www.bls.gov/ro9/oestucs.pdf>.

For complete May 2012 Occupational Employment Statistics for Tucson, visit: <http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_46060.htm>

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