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Montana in bottom 5 in household income

November 30, 2005View for printing

Highest wages in East, lowest in South

Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind. While there are many pockets of wealth in the South and West, the states with the highest wage earners line the East Coast, according to Census data released Tuesday.

Connecticut, with a median household income of $56,409, supplanted New Jersey as the country's highest wage state in 2003, the most recent year available. New Jersey slid to second, at $56,356, followed by Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer ... -wage_x.htm
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