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It's burning in Houston and it's not just the sun, it's also the red-hot economy. Houston benefits from being one of the centers for the oil & gas industry,
which is seeing rapid wage growth.
They have some of the best weather in the country and some of the highest wage growth as
The Emerald City continues
to see green. As one of the country’s high tech meccas, it's no surprise that Seattle's wages
are riding high.
Miami is in recovery mode, making up the ground lost in the tough years 2009 and 2010.
The Bottom Four
The Gateway Arch might be gleaming a little more than a few years ago. While the metro lags the pack this quarter, it has at least recovered to the
pre-recession level and is growing again.
Not-so-hotlanta is picking
up steam a bit. The city's wages have nearly returned to 2008 levels.
0.7% Riverside 0.3%
Unlike it's legendary namesake, this Phoenix has yet to rise again. Returning to the peak of 2008 is proving elusive.
It's no fun coming in last, but at least there was actual growth
Riverside. The three prior quarters were essentially growth free.