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Carson’s wages up in 2010-12, but did they beat inflation handily?

Carson City’s wages increased on average by a fifth the past two years, according to a report from Garner Economics LLC, reaching $19.66 per hour as 2012 ended.Though some hail that as progress and good news, there also was skepticism from an area economist.The report last month covered 372 U.S. metropolitan areas and showed that 70 percent, or 259 of them, had increases in wages between December 2010 and last December.After the data was adjusted for inflation the number with rising real purchasing power wages was just 159 metros, or 43 percent.At $19.66 hourly, Nevada’s capital city was behind both …

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