winners-losers-2014-2004Great decadal snapshot of wage trends published by the Wall Street Journal. “Stagnant wages have become a hot topic in politics and for good reason, if you compare annual average pay from 2004 and 2013, one-third of all U.S. counties have seen their pay decline, when the figures are adjusted for inflation. The biggest winners for wage increases are the counties running down the center of the country many of which have economies based on energy and agriculture.”

Visit this webpage for an interactive version of this map where you can examine the data for individual counties.

Source: WSJ