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FDL Makes List Of Fastest Soaring Wages


A recent online article puts Fond du Lac among the top ten American Cities Where Wages Are Soaring. The report was posted on YahooFinance.com this past Monday. State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt tweeted about it the following day.  Fond du Lac ranked number four on the list.  According to the posting the 1 year wage growth for the City was 10.6 percent and the average weekly wage is $811. The post went on to say that Fond du Lac was one of just four metropolitan areas across the country where average weekly wages in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose more than 10% compared to the same time in 2011.  According to the report the manufacturing sector, which was the area’s largest employer, was also its largest growing sector during that period, with employment rising 5.2%. The three cities that ranked ahead of Fond du Lac on the list were Midland, Texas, Vero Beach, Florida and the San Francisco-Oakland, California area ranked 3, 2 and number one respectively.  To see more click here.

Comments 12
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 06:05 AM3 out of 5 stars
Where do you make that kind of money around here?
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 09:38 AM3 out of 5 stars
Someone please tell me where all these $20 an hour jobs are.
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 10:50 AM3 out of 5 stars
These numbers are ridiculous.
David commented on 19-Jul-2013 12:00 PM3 out of 5 stars
This seems like misinformation to myself. Resembles more propaganda then facts.
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 02:15 PM3 out of 5 stars
Must be the guys putting up all the low income housing in this town is my guess...and now with more flocking here thanks to this article we will have even more to take care of!
Dineen commented on 19-Jul-2013 04:23 PM5 out of 5 stars
I wouldn't even get out of bed for $811 a week
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 10:34 PM2 out of 5 stars
Let me guess.... these numbers were given by Governor Walker in preparation for his upcoming election. Recall Walker!
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 11:18 PM3 out of 5 stars
With all the under $10-12 jobs and $8 jobs there must be a lot of over paid people to raise the average to $20.
Anonymous commented on 19-Jul-2013 11:35 PM3 out of 5 stars
This information came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...the federal government. Its national statistical information. No one from the State of WI had anything to do with putting these numbers out. Read the article, educate yourself. Reality is that Mercury and other companies are adding TONS of jobs in FDL, wages are going up. Get off your butt, stop collecting unemployment and food stamps and start contributing to society! Its easy to bitch, stop pissing on the parade.
Anonymous commented on 20-Jul-2013 04:27 AM3 out of 5 stars
Hate to tell you but Merc jobs are $10-12 per hour. Anyone with less than 20 years will never see $20 at Merc.
Anonymous commented on 20-Jul-2013 06:18 AM3 out of 5 stars
Well $10-12/hour is better than NOTHING. For the idiot who said they wouldn't get out of bed for $811 a week - tell that to somebody on Social Security who tries to live on that amount per month!
Anonymous commented on 20-Jul-2013 02:08 PM3 out of 5 stars
Well, $10-12 is a far cry from the $20 average they claim.

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