- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State officials say the average worker in West Virginia earned $40,199 in 2013, up more than a percent from the year before.

WorkForce West Virginia says the average annual wage in the state rose by $478 last year.

Workers in Boone County continue to have the highest annual average wages at $50,670, followed by Marshall ($50,352), Mingo ($47,600), McDowell ($46,256) and Wyoming ($45,160).

Wirt County had the lowest wages at $25,899, followed by Tucker ($26,516), Pocahontas ($28,199), Summers ($28,696), and Hardy ($29,487).

The data includes workers covered by state and federal unemployment insurance programs.

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