Counties with largest employment gains in 2000
November 02, 2001
Of the nation's biggest counties, New York, New York, comprised entirely of the borough of Manhattan, recorded the largest absolute gain in employment—76,402 jobs—in 2000.
The second largest gain in employment by county occurred in the county of Los Angeles, California (72,637), followed by the counties of Santa Clara, California (64,031), Dallas, Texas (61,889), and Maricopa, Arizona (54,388). These five counties accounted for 11.4 percent of total U.S. covered employment growth.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data. Pay data presented here are for all workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Find more information on employment in large counties in 2000 in "Employment and Average Annual Pay for Large Counties, 2000," news release USDL 01-352. The largest counties are defined as those with covered employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with largest employment gains in 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/oct/wk5/art05.htm (visited July 03, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.