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These Are the Lowest Earning Counties in Every State



March 2021 marks one year of the COVID-19 pandemic upending our lives and the economy here in the United States. Pre-pandemic, Americans were doing well financially, with major markers like unemployment, reaching 50-year lows. Post-pandemic, however, things are looking wildly different. During the second quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, our nation’s real GDP fell by a whopping 31.4 percent, a number that hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression. As the economy begins its comeback, things are still a far cry from the way they were in 2019.

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Wyoming: Albany County

– Median household income: $49,322
– Total number of households: 15,944
– Households making less than $10,000: 8.0%
– Households making less than $25,000: 25.2%

Home to the University of Wyoming and Wyotech-Laramie, Albany County’s largest industry is educational services. Food preparation and serving-related occupations are both the fifth most common job for Albany County residents and the lowest-paid positions in the area.

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