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Employment in 2019 up 5.8 percent in Cleveland County, Oklahoma

May 26, 2020

Cleveland County, Oklahoma (part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area), had the largest over-the-year increase in employment with a gain of 5.8 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. The largest employment increase in Cleveland County occurred in trade, transportation, and utilities.

Over-the-year percent change in employment, selected counties, December 2018 to December 2019
County Percent change in employment,
December 2018–December 2019
Employment, December 2019

Cleveland, OK

5.8% 88,900

Adams, CO

5.1 233,000

Lexington, SC

4.1 126,900

York, SC

4.1 102,700

St Charles, MO

4.0 156,900

Williamson, TX

3.8 186,300

Benton, WA

3.8 91,700

Travis, TX

3.6 795,400

Maricopa, AZ

3.5 2,132,100

Richmond, NY

3.5 132,300

Hillsborough, FL

3.4 731,800

Williamson, TN

3.4 144,000

Warren, OH

3.3 98,100

Davidson, TN

3.3 522,100

St Johns, FL

3.2 81,800

Ada, ID

3.2 256,300

St Lucie, FL

3.1 82,500

Loudoun, VA

3.1 177,200

King, WA

3.1 1,459,800

Madison, AL

3.0 210,600

Benton, AR

3.0 125,500

Riverside, CA

3.0 779,700

San Francisco, CA

3.0 776,300

Boulder, CO

3.0 191,800

Boone, KY

3.0 100,100

Durham, NC

3.0 213,400

Deschutes, OR

3.0 86,400

United States, total

1.2 149,857,100

McHenry, IL

-0.8 96,700

St Louis, MN

-0.8 97,800

Erie, PA

-0.8 121,600

Racine, WI

-0.8 75,400

DuPage, IL

-0.9 617,200

St Clair, IL

-0.9 93,600

Dutchess, NY

-0.9 115,100

Fairfield, CT

-1.0 421,600

Albany, NY

-1.0 235,500

Honolulu, HI

-1.1 473,400

Kane, IL

-1.1 211,900

Scott, IA

-1.1 90,700

Winnebago, IL

-1.2 126,300

Kanawha, WV

-1.2 96,900

Kent, RI

-1.3 77,000

New London, CT

-1.4 122,300

Washington, PA

-1.4 87,900

Caddo, LA

-1.5 111,300

Broome, NY

-1.6 86,400

East Baton Rouge, LA

-2.1 265,400

Midland, TX

-2.3 107,100

Peoria, IL

-2.4 103,600

Calcasieu, LA

-2.9 100,400

Elkhart, IN

-3.2 132,300

Ector, TX

-4.2 80,200

In Adams County, Colorado (in the Denver metro area) employment increased 5.1 percent. In South Carolina, both Lexington County (part of the Columbia area) and York County (in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area) had 4.1-percent increases in employment. Employment in St. Charles County, Missouri (St. Louis area) increased 4.0 percent during the year ended December 2019.

Ector County, Texas (Odessa metro area), experienced the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment, with a loss of 4.2 percent. Within Ector, natural resources and mining had the largest employment decrease.

Over-the-year employment decreases of at least 2.4 percent also occurred in Peoria County, Illinois (part of the Peoria metro area); Calcasieu County, Louisiana (Lake Charles area); and Elkhart County, Indiana (Elkhart-Goshen area).

All of the 10 largest counties had over-the-year percentage increases in employment. In December 2019, Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix area), had the largest over-the-year employment percentage gain among the 10 largest counties, 3.5 percent. Within Maricopa, education and health services had the largest employment increase.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and are preliminary. To learn more, see “County Employment and Wages: Fourth Quarter 2019.” You can view 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 in 2019 up 5.8 percent in Cleveland County, Oklahoma on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-in-2019-up-5-point-8-percent-in-cleveland-county-oklahoma.htm (visited August 09, 2020).

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