Weld's percentage increase in jobs leads nation
Last Updated: 15:41 June 19, 2014
Weld's employment increased 6 percent in that 12-month period, compared with a growth rate of 1.8 percent nationally.
The construction sector accounted for the county’s largest percentage increase, adding 1,864 jobs for a 25.5 percent gain.
Weld also scored in the nation’s top 10 for increases in average weekly wages, recording an increase of 4.8 percent that ranked it eighth among large U.S. counties.
Boulder and Larimer counties placed 61st and 72nd respectively for percentage increase in employment among the nation’s largest counties. Boulder had a 3 percent increase for the period, while Larimer scored a 2.9 percent gain. Boulder County’s 3.7 percent gain in average weekly wages ranked it No. 13 in the nation, while Larimer County placed 75th with a 1.4 percent weekly wage gain for the period.
Although Douglas County’s 5.2 percent job growth in employment over the period ranked it fourth in the nation, it also recorded the nation’s largest decrease in average weekly pay, with a loss of 29.7 percent for the period.
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