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Largest counties accounted for 74 percent of 12-month increase in U.S. employment, September 2014

March 30, 2015

From September 2013 to September 2014, the 339 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more jobs had a net job growth of 2 million.  This accounted for 74 percent of the increase in U.S. employment. Among the largest counties, 328 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages.
Percent change in employment, 339 largest counties, September 2013–September 2014


4.5 percent and higher
 
3.0 percent to 4.4 percent
 
1.5 percent to 2.9 percent
 
0.0 percent to 1.4 percent
 
-0.1 percent and lower