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[IWS] BLS: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Second Quarter 2014 [18 December 2014]

IWS Documented News Service

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School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Second Quarter 2014 [18 December 2014]

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cewqtr.nr0.htm

or

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cewqtr.pdf

[full-text, 21 pages]

or

Supplemental Files Tabe of Contents

http://www.bls.gov/web/cewqtr.supp.toc.htm

 

 

From June 2013 to June 2014, employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties, the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Weld, Colo., had the largest increase, with a gain of 8.9

percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 2.0 percent. Within Weld, the largest

employment increase occurred in natural resources and mining, which gained 2,636 jobs over the year

(27.3 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 1.6 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 2.1 percent over the year, growing to $940 in the second

quarter of 2014. Midland, Texas, had the largest over-the-year increase in average weekly wages with a

gain of 9.0 percent. Within Midland, an average weekly wage gain of $142, or 7.5 percent, in natural

resources and mining made the largest contribution to the county’s increase in average weekly wages.

Williamson, Texas, experienced the largest decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 2.7 percent

over the year.

 

AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....

 

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