Missouri’s annual average wage growth over time. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.​   

Missouri saw wages increase in 2018 while unemployment rates remained steady and near an all-time low, new data showed. 

According to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), a cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s statewide annual average wage reached an all-time high of $49,050 in 2018 — a 3.6 percent increase over 2017 and a 10.6 percent increase over 2014. 

Several Missouri counties saw particularly high average wage increases in 2018: Newton County, home to Neosho and metro Joplin, with a 13.7 percent increase; St. Louis County at a 5.2 percent increase; St. Louis City increased

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