Counties with largest gains and losses in employment, December 2006-2007
July 30, 2008
Among large counties in the United States, the largest gains in the level of employment from December 2006 to December 2007 were recorded in the counties of Harris, Texas (73,200), New York, New York (52,000), King, Washington (35,200), Los Angeles, California (32,900), and Dallas, Texas (31,300).
The largest decline in employment levels occurred in Orange, California (-25,300), followed by the counties of Wayne, Michigan (-19,900), Lee, Florida (-12,700), Pinellas, Florida (-11,500), and Oakland, Michigan (-9,100).
Overall, employment rose in 201 of the 328 large counties from December 2006 to December 2007. Employment declined in 98 of the counties.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data, which are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "County Employment and Wages: Fourth Quarter 2007" (PDF) (HTML), news release 08-1014. Data presented here are for all workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Large counties are the 328 U.S. counties with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2006.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with largest gains and losses in employment, December 2006-2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jul/wk4/art03.htm (visited January 20, 2017).
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