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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:16am

Houston area continues to lead the nation in bumping up salaries

You may not have gotten a raise for a while, but somebody did: Houston led the nation's top 15 metropolitan areas in wage and salary increases over the past year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday.

Houston-area private sector workers received an average raise of 3.7 percent from March 2010 to March 2011, compared to a national average of 1.6 percent, according to the bureau.

It's the second consecutive quarter that Houston has been on top. From December 2009 to December 2010, residents in the 12-county area that includes Huntsville and Galveston received average raises of 3.4 percent compared with the U.S. average of 1.8 percent.

To read more on this story, head to The Houston Chronicle's website; http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/7547518.html

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