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All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had employment increases in September 2021

March 11, 2022

All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had over-the-year percentage increases in employment in September 2021. Miami-Dade, Florida, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment (+7.6 percent), followed by Los Angeles, California, at 7.0 percent.  National employment increased 4.4 percent over the same period.

Percent change in employment, average weekly wages, and establishments in 10 largest counties, September 2020 to September 2021
County Percent change in employment Percent change in average weekly wages Percent change in establishments

United States

4.4% 6.7% 4.8%

Maricopa, AZ

4.5 7.6 7.2

Los Angeles, CA

7.0 6.3 3.1

Orange, CA

6.4 5.4 4.8

San Diego, CA

6.3 5.1 3.5

Miami-Dade, FL

7.6 10.4 6.9

Cook, IL

3.3 7.2 3.2

New York, NY

5.8 6.5 -3.7

Dallas, TX

5.8 7.3 3.8

Harris, TX

4.3 5.9 3.0

King, WA

5.7 6.5 2.3

All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had over-the-year percentage increases in average weekly wages in the third quarter of 2021. Miami-Dade, Florida, had the largest over-the-year percentage gain in average weekly wages (+10.4 percent), followed by Maricopa, Arizona (7.6 percent).  Average weekly wages for the nation increased 6.7 percent over the year.

Only one of the largest 10 counties had a decrease in the number of establishments from September 2020 to September 2021.  Establishments in New York, New York, decreased 3.7 percent over the year, while the largest increases were in Maricopa, Arizona (7.2 percent) and Miami-Dade, Florida (6.9 percent).  Nationally, the number of establishments increased 4.8 percent over the year.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and are preliminary. Large counties are defined as having employment of at least 75,000. To learn more, see “County Employment and Wages – Third Quarter 2021.” You can view employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas through the data viewer tool.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had employment increases in September 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/all-of-the-10-largest-u-s-counties-had-employment-increases-in-september-2021.htm (visited December 09, 2022).

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