county unemployment

Unemployment by County for Q3 2009

Tomorrow the national unemployment figures will be released, but today the county by county unemployment and statistics are out. Remember, this data is for Q3 2008 to Q3 2009.

From September 2008 to September 2009, employment declined in 329 of the 334 largest U.S. counties.

The U.S. average weekly wage fell over the year by 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2009. This is the first time there has been an over-the-year average weekly wage decline for three consecutive quarters, and this decline is one of only five declines dating back to 1978, when these quarterly data were first comparable.