Thursday, March 19, 2015


[IWS] BLS: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Third Quarter 2014 [19 March 2015]

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Cornell University

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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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.


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



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