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Queens salary growth second in nation

Queens workers saw their paychecks grow by an average of 12.7 percent from $783 to $883, outpaced only by Clayton County in Georgia, which saw a staggering 87 percent wage increase from $725 to $1,358, according to the report.

Queens' average weekly wage was $883, exceeding the national average of $820. Manhattan again led the nation, with an average weekly wage of $1,540. The other three boroughs' average weekly earnings clocked in below the national average: $805 for the Bronx, $733 for Staten Island and $714 for Brooklyn.

Queens also led New York's large counties in terms of employment growth, tying with Saratoga County at 2.3 percent, the report said.

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