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[IWS] BLS: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Second Quarter 2013 [18 December 2013]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Second Quarter 2013 [18 December 2013]
[full-text, 21 pages]
From June 2012 to June 2013, employment increased in 288 of the 334 largest U.S. counties, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Fort Bend, Texas, had the largest increase, with a gain of 7.0
percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 1.6 percent. Within Fort Bend, the largest
employment increase occurred in construction, which gained 2,285 jobs over the year (21.0 percent).
Atlantic, N.J., had the largest over-the-year decrease in employment among the largest counties in the
U.S. with a loss of 4.5 percent. County employment and wage data are compiled under the Quarterly
Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, which produces detailed information on county
employment and wages within 6 months after the end of each quarter.
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 2.1 percent to $921 in the second quarter of
2013. Union, N.J., had the largest over-the-year increase in average weekly wages with a gain of 8.1
percent. Within Union, an average weekly wage gain of $377, or 28.5 percent, in professional and
business services made the largest contribution to the increase in average weekly wages. Davidson,
Tenn., experienced the largest decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 2.2 percent over the year.
AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....
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