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Finding High, Low Pay in Rural America

Rural workers earn wages that are, on average, only three-quarters the scale of the national average. The average rural wage has risen over the past decade, from $25,964 in 2001 to $33,513 in 2009. When inflation is calculated, it means that rural wages rose 7.5% between 2001 and 2009. Still, the average rural worker only […]