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WA wages above average: up 6%

THE average weekly wage in Western Australia has grown more than 6 per cent over the past year to $1,338, higher than the national average of $1,182. Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in WA rose from $1,258.60, recorded in February 2008 to $1337.60, as recorded in February 2009. Total weekly earnings in WA at the end of February were $1,404.70 Western Australian males earned an average weekly wage of $1,469.90 while females earned $1,070.20. Nationally, the average weekly wage in Australia is now $1,181.60, after growing by 5.6 per cent in the year to February.The annual rate is well above the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) perceived line in the sand at 4.5 per cent.

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