Here’s another great reason for relocating to Columbus: Ohio’s capital city is the current record-holder for highest wage growth among large U.S. cities. In June, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Columbus had the largest annual percentage gain in average hourly earnings (6.2 percent). The average wage rose from $21.94 to $23.30. Plus, local unemployment has dropped to 4.2 percent.
Over the past year, wages increased at an annual rate of only 2.1 percent in the nation as a whole. As a result, wages for most U.S. workers barely kept up with inflation.
Why are wages increases higher in Columbus? There’s no single answer. But Fortune magazine points to the city’s diverse economy. A broad base of government, education and large corporate employers helps to cushion central Ohio from recessionary pressures. Plus, more than 50 companies have relocated to Columbus over the past five years.
Whatever your reason for relocating to Columbus, Ohio, Herlihy Moving & Storage is here to help. We offer a full range of professional, affordable moving and storage options – from full-service moves with packing services to do-it-yourself moves with our Mayflower Portable Storage Containers (PODS). And don’t forget to check out our Tips for Relocating to Columbus, Ohio.
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