BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (September 5, 2012) – In a report by the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) that analyzed average wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomington, Indiana was ranked as the number two overall metro with the biggest average annual increase in wages and salaries in the nation.

The findings, published by The Atlantic Cities, indicate the average worker in Monroe County earned a $2,460 pay raise between 2010 and 2011. Several of the other small metros in the ranking are homes to large state universities, including Bloomington (Indiana University), Iowa City (University of Iowa), and Champaign-Urbana (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

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