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Adams County, Colorado, has largest 12-month employment increase, June 2019

November 29, 2019

From June 2018 to June 2019, employment increased in 279 of the 355 largest U.S. counties. Adams County, Colorado, part of the Denver metropolitan area, had the largest over-the-year increase in employment with a gain of 5.3 percent. Richmond County, New York (Staten Island); Williamson County, Texas; and Utah County, Utah, tied for the second largest percent increase in employment, at 3.9 percent.

Largest percent increases in employment in largest U.S. counties, June 2018–2019
County Percent change Employment, June 2019

Adams, CO

5.3% 227,200

Richmond, NY

3.9 128,600

Williamson, TX

3.9 182,800

Utah, UT

3.9 251,200

Durham, NC

3.8 211,500

Osceola, FL

3.7 96,900

Denton, TX

3.7 257,700

Warren, OH

3.6 99,800

San Francisco, CA

3.4 761,000

Weld, CO

3.3 114,700

St. Lucie, FL

3.3 76,300

York, SC

3.3 100,900

Davidson, TN

3.3 514,700

Among the 355 largest counties, 347 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Average weekly wages in Benton County, Arkansas, were $1,197 in the second quarter of 2019, up 16.3 percent from the second quarter of 2018. During the same period, average weekly wages were $2,430, in San Francisco County, California, an increase of 15.5 percent.

Largest percent increases in average weekly wages in largest U.S. counties, second quarter 2018–second quarter 2019
County Percent change Average weekly wage, second quarter 2019

Benton, AR

16.3% $1,197

San Francisco, CA

15.5 2,430

Bay, FL

9.2 841

Winnebago, WI

9.1 1,055

Warren, OH

8.6 998

Solano, CA

8.0 1,163

King, WA

6.6 1,709

Dane, WI

6.3 1,105

Galveston, TX

6.3 972

Benton, WA

6.1 1,083

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program and are preliminary. Largest counties are ranked by December 2017 employment. To learn more, see "County Employment and Wages – Second Quarter 2019."


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Adams County, Colorado, has largest 12-month employment increase, June 2019 at (visited July 21, 2024).

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