I'm working on a story about why wages aren't growing more for workers.
Here are three maps and three lists on the topic.
As you can see, annualized wage growth has been sluggish in the industrial Midwest for the past 14 years.
Minnesota wages have grown a little faster than average since 2001, and barely better than average since the recession. Once again, North Dakota is an outlier. The darker the green, the better the wage growth.
Here is map of wages by state. The darker the state, the higher the wages.
Here are a few lists that show the same data in a different way. Here are the 25 states where wages have grown the fastest since 2001:
And here are the 25 states where wages have grown the fastest since 2009:
And here are the 25 states with the highest weekly wages in 2014: