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Employment and average wages increased in all of the 10 largest counties from June 2022 to June 2023

December 11, 2023

Employment and average weekly wages increased in all of the 10 largest U.S. counties from June 2022 to June 2023. Among the areas with the largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment were Harris County, Texas, at 3.6 percent, Miami-Dade County, Florida (3.5 percent), and Maricopa County, Arizona (2.6 percent). In June 2023, national employment rose to 154.3 million, a 2.4-percent increase from June 2022.

Percent change in employment and average weekly wages in 10 largest counties, June 2022 to June 2023
County Percent change in employment Percent change in average weekly wages

Los Angeles County, CA

0.1 2.8

Cook County, IL

1.8 2.4

New York County, NY

2.0 2.6

Harris County, TX

3.6 3.0

Maricopa County, AZ

2.6 3.5

Dallas County, TX

2.1 2.6

Orange County, CA

1.0 1.3

San Diego County, CA

1.5 7.0

King County, WA

1.6 6.4

Miami-Dade County, FL

3.5 4.1

In second quarter 2023, some of the largest over-the-year percentage gains in average weekly wages were San Diego County, California (7.0 percent), King County, Washington (6.4 percent), and Miami-Dade County, Florida (4.1 percent).

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and are preliminary. Large counties are defined as having employment of at least 75,000. To learn more, see “County Employment and Wages – Second Quarter 2023.” We also have more charts and maps of county employment and wages data.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment and average wages increased in all of the 10 largest counties from June 2022 to June 2023 at (visited May 24, 2024).

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