Counties with fastest growth in employment, June 2004-June 2005
January 18, 2006
In June 2005, Pasco County, Florida, which is north of Tampa, had the biggest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the largest counties in the U.S.
Employment grew by 9.5 percent in Pasco County from June 2004 to June 2005, while the nation as a whole experienced job growth of 1.7 percent.
Lee, Florida, in the southwestern part of the State, had the next largest increase, 9.3 percent. The counties with the next highest rates of job growth were Clark, Nevada (which includes Las Vegas), Seminole, Florida (which is near Daytona Beach), Kern, California (which is just north of Los Angeles County), and Collier, Florida (which includes the city of Naples).
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data, which are preliminary and subject to revision. Employment data presented here are for all workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. The largest counties are those with employment levels of 75,000 or more—there are 322 such counties. Find out more in "County Employment and Wages: Second Quarter 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-40.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with fastest growth in employment, June 2004-June 2005 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jan/wk3/art02.htm (visited July 25, 2017).
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