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.
Percent change in employment, average weekly wages, and establishments in 10 largest counties, total covered employment, September 2020 to September 2021 County Percent change in employment Percent change in establishments Percent change in average weekly wages
Los Angeles, CA
7.8% 3.1% 5.9%
3.3% 3.2% 7.3%
New York, NY
5.8% -3.7% 6.5%
4.5% 3.0% 6.1%
4.4% 7.2% 7.7%
5.5% 3.8% 6.9%
7.2% 4.8% 4.7%
San Diego, CA
7.4% 3.5% 4.7%
4.7% 2.3% 7.0%
7.7% 6.9% 10.7%
From third quarter 2020 to third quarter 2021, San Mateo, CA, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 27.2 percent. Honolulu, HI, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in September 2021 at 13.3 percent.
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BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the third 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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