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In 1996, the maximum German hourly pay rate of $31.87 for those in manufacturing was the highest in the world. The corresponding rate in the United States was $17.70.

In 1996, residents of New York City had the highest average annual salary in the United States: $45,028. Among urban areas, residents of Jacksonville, North Carolina, had the lowest average annual salary: $17,934.

Mathematicians sometimes use an exponential model to describe rates of growth over time. In some cases, in which the increases level off, a logistic model is used.

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