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Tampa Bay leads state in wage growth among major metros

TAMPA — Pinellas and Hillsborough counties had the highest year-over-year wage growth of Florida’s metropolitan hubs from 2007 to 2016. According to data released Thursday, Pinellas, which had the highest increase of any major county, jumped about 25 percent from $37,302 in 2007 to $46,496 in 2016. Hillsborough County rose just over 23 percent from $41,216 in 2007 to $50,768 in 2016.

"Tampa and Hillsborough County’s sustained efforts to attract and grow companies that pay higher wages and invest in our community is paying off," said Craig Richard, CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, in a release.

Wages in Florida bumped up from $38,963 in 2007 to $46,346 in 2016.

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