Employment increased 4.4% year-over-year in the largest US counties from September 2020 to September 2021, according to the latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.
In that period employment increased in 332 of the 343 largest US counties and 333 had year-over-year increases in wages. Average weekly wages increased 6.7% year-over-year with San Mateo County in California registering a 27.2% year-over-year wage gain driven by a 35.1% rise in wages in the information sector.
Honolulu, Hawaii, registered the largest year-over-year increase in employment at 13.3% due to the recovery of the leisure and hospitality sector, which gained 26,131 jobs.
Of the US ten largest counties Miami-Dade had a 7.6% year-over-year gain in employment, particularly in the leisure and hospitality segment which saw a 35.4% increase in the number of employments.