From June 2015 to June 2016, employment increased in 291 of the 344 counties with 75,000 or more jobs.
Among these large counties, Williamson County, Tennessee, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase, with a gain of 6.7 percent, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares with national job growth of 1.5 percent.
Utah County, Utah, the county south of Salt Lake City with Provo as the county seat, was close behind with a gain of 6.5 percent. Utah County is home to Brigham Young University and is home to more than a half million people.
Next was Loudon County, Va., with 5.2 percent job growth, then Williamson County, Tex. with 4.7 percent.
Rutherford County, Tenn., rounded out the top five in job growth, with 4.6 percent.