WPR News
11:00 am
Thu May 4, 2006

Not Everyone Enjoys High Wages

Laramie, Wy – Led by Wyoming's energy sector the state has seen the highest per capita personal income jump in the nation. However, not everyone is seeing the benefits of the increase. State Economist Buck McVeigh says while those in the energy sector are enjoying higher salaries those who do not live in energy rich areas are not seeing similar increases. In fact McVeigh says despite a low unemployment rate most salaries in non mineral areas are staying about the same.