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None of Arkansas’ 75 counties had an average weekly wage last year above the national average of $971, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

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Business, Pages 23 on 07/13/2011

Print Headline: $738 weekly salary ranks state at 47th


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  • JIMBOB47
    July 13, 2011 at 7:23 a.m.

    And we're supposed to be surprised by this number? Arkansas also ranks in the TOP 15 when it comes to TAXES - sales, gasoline, income, personal property, sin taxes (alcohol and tobacco), etc., so a more meaningful number would be EXPENDABLE INCOME averages.

  • RonalFos
    July 13, 2011 at 7:52 a.m.

    Arkansas is also one of the more affordable places to live in the US. Lower income does not always mean lower lifestyle. It's all relative. That is why people in China can work for $2 a day - they can live on $2 a day. Lower pay causes companies to locate here. So, it's not all bad.

  • NickieD
    July 13, 2011 at 6:06 p.m.

    Ya'll keep a vote'n Republicker... that's the answer. Pretty soon a dozen other states will be tied for dead last too.
    RonalFos; flawless logic. Everyone is equal under Communism (except the leaders and their friends) otherwise the poor are all poor and are all equal.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    July 13, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.

    And that is where Obama is taking us Nickied, to the poor house.

  • RonalFos
    July 13, 2011 at 7:44 p.m.

    NickieD, do you think we are equal in this country? The wealthiest 20% owns 80% of everything. Unrestrained Capitalism isn't so great either!