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These wage earners received $904,646,427 and turned out products valued at $5,722,071,259 — an increase of $397,657,647 in two years.

The New York City workman is exceptionally well paid. In 1927 he received an average wage of $1,637 as against an average of $1,298 paid in wages for the country as a whole.

— Facts about New York Today, compiled by the Merchants’ Association of New York, May 19, 1929