June 29, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment up, wages down, in large counties

Large counties ranked by December 2010óDecember 2011 percent increase in employment
County Percent increase

Kern, CA

5.3

Fort Bend, TX

4.5

Weld, CO

4.3

Williamson, TN

4.3

Utah, UT

4.3

Washington, PA

4.0

Rutherford, TN

4.0

Montgomery, TX

4.0

Harford, MD

3.9

Webb, TX

3.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment up, wages down, in large counties.

 

Large counties ranked by fourth quarter 2010-2011 percent decrease in average weekly wages
County Percent decrease

Olmsted, MN

-21.3

Douglas, CO

-8.6

Williamson, TN

-6.7

Durham, NC

-6.5

St. Clair, IL

-6.2

Kitsap, WA

-6.0

Santa Clara, CA

-5.7

Vanderburgh, IN

-5.6

Williamson, TX

-5.3

Somerset, NJ

-5.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment up, wages down, in large counties.

 

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