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Maricopa County added more jobs than any county in the nation from December 2018 to December 2019, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program — which tracks county labor force data. Maricopa County, the fourth-largest county in the nation, gained 89,328 jobs in that time period.
“Businesses and jobs continue to flock to Arizona for our light regulation, low tax environment and unbeatable quality of life,” said Governor Ducey. “This growth benefits communities across our state, and we will continue to focus on expanding opportunities for all of Arizona. My thanks to all the small business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators helping to make our state the best state for jobs in the nation.”
Los Angeles County, California gained 56,720 jobs — more than 30,000 less than Maricopa County. Following Los Angeles County was King County, Washington with 50,188 jobs.