July 6, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and wages in the 10 largest U.S. counties, 2009–2010

Percent change in employment in the 10 largest U.S. counties, December 2009 to December 2010
County Percent change

United States

0.9

Los Angeles, CA

0.0

Cook, IL

0.7

New York, NY

1.6

Harris, TX

1.8

Maricopa, AZ

1.2

Dallas, TX

1.6

Orange, CA

0.9

San Diego, CA

0.5

King, WA

1.4

Miami-Dade, FL

0.9

Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the preliminary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 327 counties presented in this release were derived using 2009 preliminary annual averages of employment.

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and wages in the 10 largest U.S. counties, 2009-2010.

 

Percent change in average weekly wages in the 10 largest U.S. counties, fourth quarter 2009 to fourth quarter 2010
County Percent change

United States

3.0

Los Angeles, CA

5.2

Cook, IL

1.8

New York, NY

2.5

Harris, TX

3.5

Maricopa, AZ

1.1

Dallas, TX

3.4

Orange, CA

4.4

San Diego, CA

5.3

King, WA

3.6

Miami-Dade, FL

1.4

Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the preliminary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 327 counties presented in this release were derived using 2009 preliminary annual averages of employment.

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and wages in the 10 largest U.S. counties, 2009-2010.

 

 

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