State government’s Department of Labor and Regulation has issued its 2016 analysis of employment and wage data by industry. There is a two-page summary that shows:
Workers covered by unemployment insurance increased 1.1 percent to 420,466;
Within that group, average annual pay rose 2.5 percent to $41,168;
Workers in the construction sector who were covered by unemployment insurance saw their average annual pay rise the most, at 6 percent;
Workers in the leisure and hospitality services sector had the lowest average annual pay at $16,053; and
Workers in the financial activities sector had the highest average annual pay at $55,399.