September 28, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and wages up in large counties

Large counties ranked by March 2011–March 2012 percent change in employment
County Percent change in employment

United States

1.8

Gregg, TX

6.0

Williamson, TN

5.6

Rutherford, TN

5.3

Montgomery, TX

4.9

Harford, MD

4.7

Benton, WA

-3.9

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

Large counties ranked by percent change in average weekly wages, first quarter 2011–2012
County Percent change in average weekly wages

United States

5.4

Williamson, TX

27.4

Middlesex, NJ

13.6

Washington, PA

12.4

Newport News City, VA

12.1

Collin, TX

11.8

New York, NY

-6.3

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

 

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