New data in September
659 county governments received more than $277 million in Secure Rural Schools (SRS) funding in FY2017.
|Local Government Pay
83% of counties have an average annual local – county and municipality – government pay below the $47,476 DOL overtime threshold. In May 2016, U.S. Department of Labor announced a rule on overtime pay that would raise the salary level for overtime eligibility to $47,476.
51% of counties had unemployment rates below the national average – 4.4% – in 2017.
$2.7 billion allocated to states, local workforce development boards, counties and others through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Program Year 2018.
In 2016, homeowners with mortgages in 64% of counties had median monthly owner costs above $1,000.
|Residential Building Permits
In 2017, 1.26 million privately-owned housing units were authorized by building permits in counties across the nation.
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