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.
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From third quarter 2018 to third quarter 2019, Boulder, CO, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 18.4 percent. New Hanover, NC, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in September 2019 at 5.8 percent.
BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the third quarter of 2019. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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For QCEW Data Users
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212
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For state-published data
The cooperating State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) have labor market information offices that publish and disseminate QCEW data for their states.
U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Employment Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)
U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Average Weekly Wage Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)