Wages

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Source Employment Security Department
Data Table Covered Employment and Wages
Explanation Average wages for covered employment in Thurston County have increased steadily over the past decade. Since 2002, average covered employment wages, when adjusted for inflation, have increased by about $3,600.

Most industries with more than 2,000 covered employees have had a similar gain since 2002 in annual real wages.

Covered Employment

“Covered employment” measures all employed persons covered under the Unemployment Insurance Act. The measure accounts for approximately 75% of the total employment in Thurston County, and includes both part-time and temporary positions. Job categories not measured in the count include self-employed workers, proprietors, CEOs, military, and other non-insured workers. If a worker holds more than one job, each position is reported separately.

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