Employment among 10 largest counties, September 2017 to September 2018

February 25, 2019

All of the 10 largest counties had September 2017 to September 2018 percentage increases in employment. In September 2018, Miami-Dade, Florida, had the largest over-the-year employment percentage gain among the 10 largest counties (3.9 percent). Within Miami-Dade, trade, transportation, and utilities had the largest employment increase with a gain of 9,878 jobs (3.6 percent).

Percent changes in employment, September 2017–18 in the 10 largest counties
County Percent change in employment

Los Angeles, CA

1.0%

Private industry

1.0

Natural resources and mining

-9.8

Construction

3.0

Manufacturing

-1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.1

Information

-0.3

Financial activities

-0.8

Professional and business services

0.2

Education and health services

2.1

Leisure and hospitality

0.3

Other services

-0.7

Government

1.6

Cook, IL

1.1

Private industry

1.1

Natural resources and mining

6.7

Construction

1.8

Manufacturing

0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.8

Information

0.0

Financial activities

1.2

Professional and business services

1.7

Education and health services

1.9

Leisure and hospitality

0.6

Other services

-1.4

Government

1.2

New York, NY

0.4

Private industry

0.5

Natural resources and mining

3.6

Construction

4.0

Manufacturing

-5.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

-1.1

Information

-0.7

Financial activities

1.7

Professional and business services

0.1

Education and health services

2.1

Leisure and hospitality

-0.8

Other services

-0.4

Government

0.3

Harris, TX

2.1

Private industry

2.3

Natural resources and mining

2.2

Construction

3.4

Manufacturing

3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2.0

Information

-1.1

Financial activities

0.7

Professional and business services

1.1

Education and health services

2.6

Leisure and hospitality

3.6

Other services

2.2

Government

1.0

Maricopa, AZ

3.1

Private industry

3.5

Natural resources and mining

-0.3

Construction

7.3

Manufacturing

3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.9

Information

0.1

Financial activities

2.2

Professional and business services

3.0

Education and health services

4.1

Leisure and hospitality

2.7

Other services

3.9

Government

-0.2

Dallas, TX

1.6

Private industry

1.6

Natural resources and mining

17.6

Construction

2.5

Manufacturing

1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2.2

Information

-3.2

Financial activities

-1.7

Professional and business services

2.5

Education and health services

1.5

Leisure and hospitality

1.8

Other services

1.8

Government

1.3

Orange, CA

1.3

Private industry

1.3

Natural resources and mining

-7.6

Construction

4.1

Manufacturing

-0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

-0.2

Information

-0.7

Financial activities

-1.6

Professional and business services

0.7

Education and health services

2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1.5

Other services

0.3

Government

1.7

San Diego, CA

1.7

Private industry

1.9

Natural resources and mining

1.0

Construction

4.2

Manufacturing

2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

-0.1

Information

-3.1

Financial activities

-0.7

Professional and business services

3.2

Education and health services

2.0

Leisure and hospitality

1.1

Other services

-2.2

Government

0.6

King, WA

2.8

Private industry

2.9

Natural resources and mining

-2.8

Construction

5.0

Manufacturing

1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.4

Information

8.0

Financial activities

2.6

Professional and business services

2.6

Education and health services

3.1

Leisure and hospitality

2.6

Other services

3.3

Government

1.7

Miami-Dade, FL

3.9

Private industry

4.5

Natural resources and mining

11.1

Construction

12.1

Manufacturing

5.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.6

Information

3.0

Financial activities

1.0

Professional and business services

4.7

Education and health services

2.8

Leisure and hospitality

6.8

Other services

5.0

Government

0.2

Maricopa, Arizona, had an employment gain of 3.1 percent over the year ending September 2018. Construction employment increased by 7.3 percent in Maricopa over the year.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and are preliminary. Largest counties are ranked by September 2018 employment. To learn more, see “County Employment and Wages: Third Quarter 2018.” You can get more industry employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas through the data viewer tool.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment among 10 largest counties, September 2017 to September 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/employment-among-10-largest-counties-september-2017-to-september-2018.htm (visited May 21, 2019).

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