Sacramento County led the country’s largest counties in employment growth – across all job categories – in 2012-2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.
Sacramento had the highest employment growth rate – up 5.5 percent to 428,475 positions – among the nation’s 50 largest counties. Annual payroll in Sacramento rose 9.9 percent to $20.9 billion during that period, the bureau said.
Sacramento topped two Texas counties that saw year-over-year growth rates of 4.9 and 4.7 percent, respectively. Three other California counties also made the Top 10 list for employment growth in 2012-2013: Los Angeles (3.8 percent), San Francisco (3.8 percent) and Santa Clara (3.5 percent).
The new findings released Thursday are from the bureau’s County Business Patterns: 2013 report, which provides detailed annual information on employees, number of establishments and payrolls for nearly 1,200 industries at the national, state and county levels.
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According to the Census Burea, California had the most business establishments (874,243), the most employees (13.4 million) and the largest annual payroll ($742.5 billion) among all states in 2013. Texas ranked second in all three sectors – 547,190 establishments, 9.7 million employees and $468.4 billion in annual payroll.
Los Angeles County led all U.S. counties in the number of business establishments (253,227) and employment (3.8 million).
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