Counties with fastest growing employment, September 2003

April 07, 2004

Among the Nation’s largest counties—those with employment levels of at least 75,000—Manatee County, Florida, had the biggest over-the-year percentage gain in employment in September 2003, with an increase of 5.7 percent.

Counties with the largest percentage increases in employment, September 2002-September 2003
[Chart data—TXT]

Lee County, Florida, and Loudon County, Virginia, were second with 5.4-percent growth, followed by the counties of Gloucester, New Jersey (4.6 percent), and Clark, Nevada, and Okaloosa, Florida (4.4 percent each). In the U.S. overall, employment declined 0.4 percent from September 2002 to September 2003.

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. There are 315 U.S. counties with employment levels of 75,000 or more. Find more about pay and employment in large counties in "County Employment and Wages: Third Quarter 2003" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04–599.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with fastest growing employment, September 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/apr/wk1/art03.htm (visited August 30, 2016).

OF INTEREST

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.