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[IWS] BLS: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Third Quarter 2013 [19 March 2014]
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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 Third Quarter 2013 [19 March 2014]
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From September 2012 to September 2013, employment increased in 286 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 6.0 percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 1.7 percent. Within Fort
Bend, the largest employment increase occurred in leisure and hospitality, which gained 2,234 jobs over
the year (12.1 percent). Peoria, Ill., had the largest over-the-year decrease in employment among the
largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 3.7 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 1.9 percent to $922 in the third quarter of
2013. San Mateo, Calif., had the largest over-the-year increase in average weekly wages with a gain of
9.9 percent. Within San Mateo, an average weekly wage gain of $2,359, or 82.1 percent, in information
made the largest contribution to the increase in average weekly wages. Pinellas, Fla., experienced the
largest decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 4.3 percent over the year.
AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....
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