U.S. County Employment and Wages – Third Quarter 2022

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported from September 2021 to September 2022, employment increased in 346 of the 355 largest U.S. counties. In September 2022, national employment increased to 151.2 million, a 4.3-percent increase over the year, as measured by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. St. Johns County, FL had the 5th largest over-the-year increase in employment, with a gain of 7.8 percent. Employment data in this release are presented for September 2022, and average weekly wage data are presented for the third quarter 2022. Among the 355 largest counties, 345 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. In the third quarter of 2022, average weekly wages for the nation increased to $1,334, a 6.7-percent increase over the year. For St. Johns County the average weekly wage was $1,080, an 11 percent increase over the year.