Percentage Change in Weekly Wages (Year-over-Year)
Top 10 States
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 1.3 percent to $903 by the mid of the financial previous financial year. At the county level, Washington County in the state of Oregon had the largest increase in wages percent by 8.5%, which is majorly driven by the manufacturing industry.
Bottom 10 States
Of the 328 largest counties, 86 experienced over-the-year declines in average weekly wages. Williamson County in Texas experienced a loss of 17% in wages over the last year. Within Williamson, total wages in trade, transportation, and utilities decreased by $212.4 million (-30.5 percent) over the year.
Kitsap County in Washington had the second largest decline in average weekly wages, followed by Arlington County in Virginia, Durham County in North Carolina, and Benton County in Washington.
Temp at a Glance
Top 10 Niche Market Occupational Opportunity for Temporary Workers
Top 10 Occupations with the Largest Number of Temporary Workers
Top 10 Occupations Most Penetrated by Temporary Workforce
Professional and business services topped the list with Temp and Help services alone managing to obtain an increment of 153k over the year, and Employment Services increasing by 148k. Continuous increment in contingent workforce was booster for the employment in total during 2012.
Top 10 States (Negative Growth in Unemployment)
Negative growth of employment refers to reduced employment, as seen in the above states. Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases and five states had no change.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women (7.3 percent) and blacks (14.0 percent) edged up in December, while the rates for adult men (7.2 percent), teenagers (23.5 percent), whites (6.9 percent), and Hispanics (9.6 percent) showed little or no change. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.6 percent.
Bottom 10 States (Positive Growth in Unemployment / Minimal Reduction in Unemployment)
Top 10 States (Change in Employment over the Year, 2011-12)
Over December 2012, major contributors to employments were Health (+45,000). Job gains occurred in ambulatory health care services (+23,000), in hospitals (+12,000), and in nursing and residential care facilities (+10,000). In 2012, health care employment rose by 338,000.
In the same month, employment in food services and drinking places rose by 38,000. In 2012, the industry added an average of 24,000 jobs a month, essentially the same as in 2011.
Construction added 30,000 jobs in December, led by employment increases in construction of buildings (+13,000) and in residential specialty trade contractors (+12,000).
In December, manufacturing employment rose by 25,000, with small gains in a number of component industries. In 2012, factory employment increased by 180,000; most of the growth occurred during the first quarter.
Bottom 10 States (Change in Employment over the Year, 2011 - 2012)
The civilian labor force for men increased by 275k, whereas women made a significant increase of 1244k over the last year. Employed population for men increased by 899k, and same increased by 1508k over the year for women.
From June 2011 to June 2012, employment increased in 287 of the 328 largest U.S. counties. Yakima County in Washington, emerged as the largest increase in employment, with a gain of 8.2 percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 1.8 percent.