Nonfarm earnings per job, 1979-2009

Real earnings per nonfarm job (2009 dollars)
Nonmetro/metro ratio (percent)

Line graph with 3 lines and 31 points per line.

Line 1, Metro.
Point 1, 1979 is 42579.
Point 2, 1980 is 41552.
Point 3, 1981 is 41239.
Point 4, 1982 is 41113.
Point 5, 1983 is 41654.
Point 6, 1984 is 42358.
Point 7, 1985 is 42735.
Point 8, 1986 is 43682.
Point 9, 1987 is 44204.
Point 10, 1988 is 44937.
Point 11, 1989 is 44654.
Point 12, 1990 is 44427.
Point 13, 1991 is 44519.
Point 14, 1992 is 46244.
Point 15, 1993 is 46317.
Point 16, 1994 is 46616.
Point 17, 1995 is 46848.
Point 18, 1996 is 47198.
Point 19, 1997 is 48204.
Point 20, 1998 is 50081.
Point 21, 1999 is 51426.
Point 22, 2000 is 52776.
Point 23, 2001 is 53075.
Point 24, 2002 is 53534.
Point 25, 2003 is 54062.
Point 26, 2004 is 54726.
Point 27, 2005 is 54483.
Point 28, 2006 is 54799.
Point 29, 2007 is 54208.
Point 30, 2008 is 53411.
Point 31, 2009 is 53373.
Line 2, Nonmetro.
Point 1, 1979 is 34459.
Point 2, 1980 is 33353.
Point 3, 1981 is 32881.
Point 4, 1982 is 32324.
Point 5, 1983 is 32471.
Point 6, 1984 is 32871.
Point 7, 1985 is 32718.
Point 8, 1986 is 33065.
Point 9, 1987 is 32867.
Point 10, 1988 is 33239.
Point 11, 1989 is 32958.
Point 12, 1990 is 32443.
Point 13, 1991 is 32471.
Point 14, 1992 is 33305.
Point 15, 1993 is 33501.
Point 16, 1994 is 33738.
Point 17, 1995 is 33513.
Point 18, 1996 is 33439.
Point 19, 1997 is 33915.
Point 20, 1998 is 34823.
Point 21, 1999 is 35404.
Point 22, 2000 is 35366.
Point 23, 2001 is 35966.
Point 24, 2002 is 36591.
Point 25, 2003 is 37252.
Point 26, 2004 is 37517.
Point 27, 2005 is 37321.
Point 28, 2006 is 37410.
Point 29, 2007 is 36930.
Point 30, 2008 is 36698.
Point 31, 2009 is 36920.
Line 3, Nonmetro as a percent of metro.
Point 1, 1979 is 80.9.
Point 2, 1980 is 80.3.
Point 3, 1981 is 79.7.
Point 4, 1982 is 78.6.
Point 5, 1983 is 78.
Point 6, 1984 is 77.6.
Point 7, 1985 is 76.6.
Point 8, 1986 is 75.7.
Point 9, 1987 is 74.4.
Point 10, 1988 is 74.
Point 11, 1989 is 73.8.
Point 12, 1990 is 73.
Point 13, 1991 is 72.9.
Point 14, 1992 is 72.
Point 15, 1993 is 72.3.
Point 16, 1994 is 72.4.
Point 17, 1995 is 71.5.
Point 18, 1996 is 70.8.
Point 19, 1997 is 70.4.
Point 20, 1998 is 69.5.
Point 21, 1999 is 68.8.
Point 22, 2000 is 67.
Point 23, 2001 is 67.8.
Point 24, 2002 is 68.4.
Point 25, 2003 is 68.9.
Point 26, 2004 is 68.6.
Point 27, 2005 is 68.5.
Point 28, 2006 is 68.3.
Point 29, 2007 is 68.1.
Point 30, 2008 is 68.7.
Point 31, 2009 is 69.2.

Line graph with 3 lines and 31 points per line.

Line 1, Metro.
Point 1, is 43288.
Point 2, is 42741.
Point 3, is 41711.
Point 4, is 41396.
Point 5, is 41270.
Point 6, is 41813.
Point 7, is 42519.
Point 8, is 42898.
Point 9, is 43848.
Point 10, is 44372.
Point 11, is 45108.
Point 12, is 44824.
Point 13, is 44597.
Point 14, is 44688.
Point 15, is 46420.
Point 16, is 46494.
Point 17, is 46794.
Point 18, is 47026.
Point 19, is 47377.
Point 20, is 48388.
Point 21, is 50272.
Point 22, is 51622.
Point 23, is 52977.
Point 24, is 53277.
Point 25, is 53738.
Point 26, is 54268.
Point 27, is 54935.
Point 28, is 54690.
Point 29, is 55007.
Point 30, is 54450.
Point 31, is 52882.
Line 2, Nonmetro.
Point 1, is 34898.
Point 2, is 34591.
Point 3, is 33480.
Point 4, is 33006.
Point 5, is 32447.
Point 6, is 32595.
Point 7, is 32996.
Point 8, is 32842.
Point 9, is 33191.
Point 10, is 32992.
Point 11, is 33366.
Point 12, is 33083.
Point 13, is 32567.
Point 14, is 32595.
Point 15, is 33432.
Point 16, is 33629.
Point 17, is 33867.
Point 18, is 33641.
Point 19, is 33567.
Point 20, is 34044.
Point 21, is 34955.
Point 22, is 35539.
Point 23, is 35501.
Point 24, is 36103.
Point 25, is 36731.
Point 26, is 37394.
Point 27, is 37660.
Point 28, is 37463.
Point 29, is 37552.
Point 30, is 37191.
Point 31, is 36417.
Line 3, Nonmetro and a percent of metro.
Point 1, is 80.62.
Point 2, is 80.93.
Point 3, is 80.27.
Point 4, is 79.73.
Point 5, is 78.62.
Point 6, is 77.95.
Point 7, is 77.6.
Point 8, is 76.56.
Point 9, is 75.7.
Point 10, is 74.35.
Point 11, is 73.97.
Point 12, is 73.81.
Point 13, is 73.02.
Point 14, is 72.94.
Point 15, is 72.02.
Point 16, is 72.33.
Point 17, is 72.37.
Point 18, is 71.54.
Point 19, is 70.85.
Point 20, is 70.36.
Point 21, is 69.53.
Point 22, is 68.84.
Point 23, is 67.01.
Point 24, is 67.76.
Point 25, is 68.35.
Point 26, is 68.91.
Point 27, is 68.55.
Point 28, is 68.5.
Point 29, is 68.27.
Point 30, is 68.3.
Point 31, is 68.86.

Source: Calculated by ERS using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.