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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Shelby County employees don’t bring home that much “bacon” at the end of the week.


A study reveals the average weekly wage in Shelby County is over $300 less than the national average. Data from 2013 has Shelby County’s wage at $631, while the national average is $958 a week. If it makes you feel any better, the majority of U.S. counties were below the national average.


Elsewhere in our region, San Augustine County’s average weekly wage is $610, Sabine County’s is $637, while Nacogdoches County is $646, Angelina County is slight higher at $723, Panola County’s is one of the highest in this neck of the woods at $865 a week, with Rusk County as $811.


Meanwhile, Jasper County’s is $694, Tyler County $606 and Newton County has the lowest in Deep East Texas at $566 a week.


Up in the Marshall area in Harrison County, the average weekly wage is $965, the only East Texas County above the median.


In neighboring Western Louisiana, DeSoto Parishes’ average weekly wage is $916, and Sabine Parish is $636.


The lowest average weekly wage in the U.S. is in Delta County, in far northeast Texas with $378.


The highest weekly average is in San Mateo, California at $1,983.








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