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Maricopa leads US counties in job growth, new data shows

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 10:21:55-05

Maricopa County continues to dominate in job growth.

The county saw the biggest increase among the 10 largest U.S. counties year-over-year in the percentage of jobs created in third-quarter 2019, compared with the year-earlier third quarter, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

Between September 2018 and September 2019, Maricopa County had a 3.2% increase in employment, adding 106,600 jobs.

Construction led all job sectors in the county, increasing by 7.4%.

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