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.
San Francisco, CA, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages in first quarter 2021 at 33.9 percent. From March 2020 to March 2021, Calcasieu, LA, had the largest county percentage decrease in employment with a loss of 14.9 percent.
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BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the first quarter of 2021. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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From March 2020 to March 2021, employment decreased in 324 of the 343 largest U.S. counties. Calcasieu County, Louisiana, had the largest over-the-year decrease in employment with a loss of 14.9 percent. Within Calcasieu County, the largest employment decrease occurred in construction, which lost 3,520 jobs over the year (-27.6 percent). read more »
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