Contra Costa Times/George Avalos, 7/5/12. "Wage disparity: Bay Area's lower-paid workers fail to keep up with inflation, while top earners see bigger checks."
"This speaks directly to the issue of income inequality that gets the 99 percent Occupy people so upset," said Jon Haveman, chief economist of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Bay Area workers are better off than their counterparts throughout California, according to this newspaper's analysis of data compiled by the state's Employment Development Department. Average wages in the Bay Area are about $65,100, for instance, 23.6 percent above the California average of $52,600." Read Article, and view graph.
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