Battle Creek, Michigan, has largest percentage gain in weekly earnings for year ended July 2016
SEPTEMBER 08, 2016
Battle Creek, Michigan, had the largest percentage gain in average weekly earnings among metropolitan areas from July 2015 to July 2016. Average weekly earnings for employees on private nonfarm payrolls in Battle Creek rose from $748.35 in July 2015 to $913.68 in July 2016, a gain of 22.1 percent. This compared with an over-the-year increase of less than 0.5 percent for the state of Michigan, from $820.46 to $824.22. Lebanon, Pennsylvania (20.9 percent), also experienced an over-the-year increase in average weekly earnings of greater than 20 percent, from $624.65 in July 2015 to $755.49 in July 2016.