Casey Releases New Report Detailing County-by-County Savings By Extending the Payroll Tax Cut

WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the second meeting of the Payroll Tax Cut Conference Committee, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released a new JEC report detailing how much money would stay in the pocket of one- and two-earner families at a county-level based on median wage and salary income per worker.

“As we prepare for the next meeting of the payroll conference committee, this report underscores the need to get this done,” said Senator Casey. “The payroll tax cut helps middle class families buy groceries, gas and other goods which in turn helps to bolster the recovery. I remain committed to reaching a bipartisan compromise that protects working families and provides more take-home pay for 160 million Americans”

The report entitled, “Keeping More Money in the Pockets of American Families: County-Level Data of Savings by Extending the Payroll Tax Cut,” illustrates the impact on a family that consists of two earners who make the median wage and salary within the county. The report includes a county-by-county breakdown of the additional take-home pay one- and two-earner households will receive if the payroll tax is extended through the end of 2012.

Many economists have observed that failing to extend the payroll tax cut would slow economic growth this year and cost the economy jobs. This report details how much more money the average American family would keep in their pockets for the remainder of 2012 if the Payroll Tax Cut is extended.

Pennsylvania county-by-county numbers are below:

Impact of Extending Payroll Tax Cut by County

County

Median Annual Wage or Salary Per Worker

Additional Take-Home Pay from 2% Payroll Tax Cut for the Remainder of 2012

Per Worker

A Family with Two Workers

Statewide

$29,618

$494

$987

 

     

Adams County

$28,403

$473

$947

Allegheny County

$30,104

$502

$1,003

Armstrong County

$26,180

$436

$873

Beaver County

$27,752

$463

$925

Bedford County

$24,246

$404

$808

Berks County

$29,307

$488

$977

Blair County

$25,566

$426

$852

Bradford County

$25,247

$421

$842

Bucks County

$38,708

$645

$1,290

Butler County

$30,318

$505

$1,011

Cambria County

$24,016

$400

$801

Cameron County

$25,227

$420

$841

Carbon County

$28,101

$468

$937

Centre County

$18,244

$304

$608

Chester County

$41,186

$686

$1,373

Clarion County

$22,063

$368

$735

Clearfield County

$23,249

$387

$775

Clinton County

$21,531

$359

$718

Columbia County

$23,360

$389

$779

Crawford County

$22,761

$379

$759

Cumberland County

$31,048

$517

$1,035

Dauphin County

$31,572

$526

$1,052

Delaware County

$34,217

$570

$1,141

Elk County

$28,260

$471

$942

Erie County

$24,474

$408

$816

Fayette County

$22,589

$376

$753

Forest County

$16,318

$272

$544

Franklin County

$28,837

$481

$961

Fulton County

$26,553

$443

$885

Greene County

$25,516

$425

$851

Huntingdon County

$25,041

$417

$835

Indiana County

$19,747

$329

$658

Jefferson County

$23,246

$387

$775

Juniata County

$26,098

$435

$870

Lackawanna County

$26,401

$440

$880

Lancaster County

$29,211

$487

$974

Lawrence County

$24,762

$413

$825

Lebanon County

$29,316

$489

$977

Lehigh County

$30,424

$507

$1,014

Luzerne County

$26,555

$443

$885

Lycoming County

$23,686

$395

$790

McKean County

$24,151

$403

$805

Mercer County

$24,076

$401

$803

Mifflin County

$24,789

$413

$826

Monroe County

$28,367

$473

$946

Montgomery County

$40,885

$681

$1,363

Montour County

$28,523

$475

$951

Northampton County

$31,514

$525

$1,050

Northumberland County

$23,962

$399

$799

Perry County

$30,576

$510

$1,019

Philadelphia County

$27,392

$457

$913

Pike County

$29,936

$499

$998

Potter County

$24,509

$408

$817

Schuylkill County

$26,901

$448

$897

Snyder County

$22,755

$379

$759

Somerset County

$22,646

$377

$755

Sullivan County

$24,002

$400

$800

Susquehanna County

$24,614

$410

$820

Tioga County

$21,911

$365

$730

Union County

$20,679

$345

$689

Venango County

$24,215

$404

$807

Warren County

$25,329

$422

$844

Washington County

$28,765

$479

$959

Wayne County

$25,546

$426

$852

Westmoreland County

$29,112

$485

$970

Wyoming County

$25,241

$421

$841

York County

$31,734

$529

$1,058

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