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Real Wages Down In Boston-Worcester-Providence Area In The Past Year, Statistics Show

February 8, 2024

Total compensation for private sector workers in the Boston-Worcester-Providence area increased by 3.1 percent for the 12-month period that ended in December 2023, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That means real wages declined again last year, since, according to the White House, the country endured a 3.4 percent inflation rate in that same stretch.

The Boston-Worcester-Providence region includes the following areas, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics:


Massachusetts counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester

Rhode Island counties: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington

New Hampshire counties: Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford

Connecticut county: Windham


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