The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
From June 2019 to June 2020, Atlantic, NJ, had the largest county percentage decrease in employment at -34.2 percent. Atlantic, NJ, also had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages in second quarter 2020 at 22.5 percent.
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BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the second quarter of 2020. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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