The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
From first quarter 2019 to first quarter 2020, McLean, IL, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 13.3 percent. St. Johns, FL, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in March 2020 at 3.7 percent.
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BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the first quarter of 2020. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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Employment increased in 202 of the 357 largest U.S. counties from March 2019 to March 2020, while 335 counties had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. St. Johns County, Florida, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment, 3.7 percent. Ector County, Texas, experienced the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment, 5.5 percent. In March 2020, national employment increased to 147.1 million, a 0.4-percent increase over the year. read more »
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