Raises for Houston top national level.
"Houstonians got bigger raises than workers in most other parts of the nation, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For the year ending in June, workers in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend and Galveston counties, along with eight surrounding counties, received an average 2.1 percent wage increase.
Nationwide, the average was 1.6 percent.
“Houston's economy in general is holding up better than the national economy,” said Cheryl Abbot, regional economist for the bureau in Dallas. “Or should I say that Houston's economy hasn't declined to the extent the national economy has.” READ ENTIRE ARTICLE....