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Earnings Per Employee in Arizona as a Percentage of the National Average

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A reasonable target is for Arizona’s earnings per employee to be near the national average. This was the case during the early 1970s when the state’s figure was within 1 percent of the national average. Earnings per employee in Arizona was within 5 percent of the national average in each year from 1969 through 1982, but has not been closer than 7 percent in any year since 1984. From 1993 through 2011, Arizona’s figure was between 7-and-10 percent below average in each year. The differential was more than 10 percent in 2012 and 2013.