November 26, 2012
For the first time since the recession began, Virginia’s median wage fell in 2011, and median household income slid even further away from its pre-recession peak to about the same as it was a decade ago. In addition, the lingering effects of the recession pulled down even Virginia’s highest wage earners and hit men harder than women across all wage groups. Meanwhile, for workers at the lower end of the wage spectrum, losses continued to mount with wages falling even further below pre-recession levels, and their wage advantage over workers in other states shrinking.
Read more in our latest analysis of Virginia’s wages and income: Setback: The State of Working Virginia.