From the Listing Counters (Admin Control Panel -> Listings -> Settings -> Listing Counters) menu enable:
If checked, allows the display of category counters on selected pages.
Note: Counters are updated using only the cron job. If they are out of sync, please use the initialization tool.
If checked, will hide categories or filtering options that do not contain any listings.
If clicked, will start the process of initializing the site's category counters. Please wait until the completion confirmation message is displayed before navigating away from the page.