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[IWS] BLS: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Third Quarter 2014 [19 March 2015]
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COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Third Quarter 2014 [19 March 2015]
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From September 2013 to September 2014, employment increased in 306 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 8.8 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 2,299 jobs over the
year (22.1 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 4.0 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 2.9 percent over the year, growing to $949 in the third quarter
of 2014. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest over-the-year increase in average weekly wages with a gain of
11.1 percent. Within Olmsted, an average weekly wage gain of $238, or 19.7 percent, in education and
health services made the largest contribution to the county’s increase in average weekly wages. Collier,
Fla., experienced the largest decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 3.9 percent over the year.
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