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Williamson County, Tennessee, leads large counties in over-the-year job gains

December 13, 2016

From June 2015 to June 2016, employment increased in 291 of the 344 counties with 75,000 or more jobs. Among these large counties, Williamson, Tennessee, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase, with a gain of 6.7 percent. That compares with national job growth of 1.5 percent.

12-month percentage change in employment, large counties, June 2016
County Percent change in employment(p)

Williamson, TN

6.7

Utah, UT

6.5

Loudoun, VA

5.2

Williamson, TX

4.7

Rutherford, TN

4.6

Denton, TX

4.6

Lee, FL

4.5

Seminole, FL

4.5

Clay, MO

4.5

York, SC

4.5
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

The five counties with the largest increases in employment levels had a combined over-the-year employment gain of 254,900 jobs, which was 12.1 percent of the overall job increase for the nation.

12-month change in employment, large counties, June 2016
County Net change in employment (p)

Los Angeles, CA

76,700

Maricopa, AZ

51,500

Dallas, TX

46,200

King, WA

43,800

New York, NY

36,700

Fulton, GA

31,200

Clark, NV

30,700

Santa Clara, CA

30,000

Orange, CA

28,400

San Diego, CA

27,600
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

During the year ending in the second quarter of 2016, average weekly wages for the nation increased to $989, a 2.2-percent increase. Among the 344 largest counties, 304 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. McLean, Illinois, had the largest percentage wage increase among the largest U.S. counties (21.0 percent).

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. To learn more, see "County Employment and Wages: Second Quarter 2016" (HTML) (PDF). Data for 2016 are preliminary and subject to revision.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Williamson County, Tennessee, leads large counties in over-the-year job gains on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/williamson-county-tennessee-leads-large-counties-in-over-the-year-job-gains.htm (visited August 09, 2020).

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