Counties with most rapid growth in employment, March 2004-March 2005
October 25, 2005
In March 2005, Clark, Nevada (which includes Las Vegas), had the biggest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the largest counties in the U.S.
Employment grew by 7.6 percent in Clark County from March 2004 to March 2005, while the nation as a whole experienced job growth of 1.7 percent.
Lee, Florida, in the southwestern part of the State, had the next largest increase, 7.5 percent. The counties with the next highest rates of job growth were Rutherford, Tennessee (in the center of the State), Seminole, Florida (near Daytona Beach), and Montgomery, Texas (near Houston).
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. The largest counties are those with employment levels of 75,000 or more—there are 322 such counties. Find out more in "County Employment and Wages: First Quarter 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1976.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Counties with most rapid growth in employment, March 2004-March 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/oct/wk4/art02.htm (visited May 28, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.