County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Wednesday, March 28, 2012 USDL-12-0549 
 
Technical Information:  (202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact:  (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
 
County Employment and Wages 
Third Quarter 2011 

From September 2010 to September 2011, employment increased in 271 of 
the 322 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Williamson, Tenn., posted the largest increase, with 
a gain of 5.4 percent over the year, compared with national job 
growth of 1.6 percent. Within Williamson, the largest employment 
increase occurred in professional and business services, which gained 
1,743 jobs over the year (9.0 percent). Frederick, Md., experienced 
the largest over-the-year decrease in employment among the largest 
counties in the U.S. with a loss of 2.6 percent.  
                         
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 5.3 percent 
to $916 in the third quarter of 2011. Among the large counties in the 
U.S., Lake, Ohio, had the largest over-the-year increase in average 
weekly wages with a gain of 17.1 percent. Within Lake, a total wage 
increase of $124.7 million (48.5 percent) in the manufacturing 
industry had the largest impact on the county’s over-the-year 
increase in average weekly wages. A third quarter acquisition in this 
industry resulted in large payouts, which may include bonuses and 
stock options. Clay, Mo., experienced the largest decline in average 
weekly wages with a loss of 2.3 percent over the year. County 
employment and wage data are compiled under the Quarterly Census of 
Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. 

Table A.  Large counties ranked by September 2011 employment, September 2010-11 employment 
increase, and September 2010-11 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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     September 2011 employment    |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |         September 2010-11        |         September 2010-11
                                  |            (thousands)           |                  
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           130,524.7| United States             2,040.9| United States                 1.6
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,872.5| Harris, Texas                62.3| Williamson, Tenn.             5.4
 Cook, Ill.                2,402.7| New York, N.Y.               60.6| Weld, Colo.                   4.8
 New York, N.Y.            2,332.5| Cook, Ill.                   48.5| Montgomery, Texas             4.8
 Harris, Texas             2,054.1| Maricopa, Ariz.              46.0| Utah, Utah                    4.5
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,641.4| Dallas, Texas                37.9| Washington, Pa.               4.4
 Dallas, Texas             1,448.7| King, Wash.                  31.7| Webb, Texas                   4.4
 Orange, Calif.            1,372.4| Los Angeles, Calif.          31.1| Loudoun, Va.                  4.4
 San Diego, Calif.         1,252.4| Hennepin, Minn.              28.2| Kern, Calif.                  4.2
 King, Wash.               1,150.7| Miami-Dade, Fla.             27.6| Fort Bend, Texas              4.2
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            970.3| Santa Clara, Calif.          26.4| San Francisco, Calif.         4.1

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Large County Employment 
 
In September 2011, national employment, as measured by the QCEW 
program, was 130.5 million, up by 1.6 percent or 2.0 million workers, 
from September 2010. The 322 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more 
employees accounted for 70.5 percent of total U.S. employment and 
75.9 percent of total wages. These 322 counties had a net job growth 
of 1.5 million over the year, accounting for 71.5 percent of the 
overall U.S. employment increase. 
 
Williamson, Tenn., had the largest percentage increase in employment 
among the largest U.S. counties (5.4 percent). The five counties with 
the largest increases in employment level were Harris, Texas; New 
York, N.Y.; Cook, Ill.; Maricopa, Ariz.; and Dallas, Texas. These 
counties had a combined over-the-year gain of 255,300, or 12.5 
percent of the overall employment increase for the U.S.

Employment declined in 39 of the large counties from September 2010 
to September 2011. Frederick, Md., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-2.6 percent). Within Frederick, 
financial activities was the largest contributor to the decrease in 
employment with a loss of 2,168 jobs (-27.2 percent). Broome, N.Y., 
had the second largest employment decrease, followed by Monmouth, 
N.J., Mobile, Ala., and Montgomery, Ala. (See table 1.) 
 
Table B.  Large counties ranked by third quarter 2011 average weekly wages, third quarter 2010-11 
increase in average weekly wages, and third quarter 2010-11 percent increase in average weekly wages 

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                                  Average weekly wage in large counties
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        Average weekly wage,      |    Increase in average weekly    |    Percent increase in average 
         third quarter 2011       |    wage, third quarter 2010-11   |         weekly wage, third
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2010-11
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $916| United States                 $46| United States                 5.3
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 Santa Clara, Calif.        $1,857| Santa Clara, Calif.          $195| Lake, Ohio                   17.1
 New York, N.Y.              1,647| Lake, Ohio                    123| Santa Clara, Calif.          11.7
 Arlington, Va.              1,550| Mercer, N.J.                   97| Oklahoma, Okla.              11.5
 Washington, D.C.            1,527| Durham, N.C.                   96| Williamson, Texas            10.2
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,457| Fairfield, Conn.               93| Sacramento, Calif.            9.8
 Fairfax, Va.                1,440| Oklahoma, Okla.                93| Yolo, Calif.                  9.7
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,432| Sacramento, Calif.             91| St. Louis, Minn.              9.5
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,426| King, Wash.                    90| York, Pa.                     9.3
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,419| Williamson, Texas              86| Tulsa, Okla.                  9.0
 Somerset, N.J.              1,338| San Francisco, Calif.          84| Kitsap, Wash.                 9.0
                                  | Yolo, Calif.                   84|                                  
                                  | Lake, Ill.                     84|                                  

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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 5.3 percent over the 
year in the third quarter of 2011. Among the 322 largest counties, 
315 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Lake, Ohio, 
had the largest wage gain among the largest U.S. counties (17.1 
percent).  
 
Of the 322 largest counties, 3 experienced declines in average weekly 
wages. Clay, Mo., had the largest wage decline with a loss of 2.3 
percent over the year due to a 23.8 percent decline (-$49.7 million) 
in manufacturing wages. In the third quarter of 2010, an acquisition 
in manufacturing had boosted wages. Alachua, Fla., and Leon, Fla., 
had the second and third largest declines in average weekly wages. 
Orleans, La., and Richmond, N.Y., were tied for the smallest over-
the-year increase in average weekly wages. (See table 1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
All of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percent 
increases in employment in September 2011. Harris, Texas, experienced 
the largest gain in employment (3.1 percent). Within Harris, 
professional and business services had the largest over-the-year 
level increase among all private industry groups with a gain of 
19,560 workers (6.1 percent). Los Angeles, Calif., had the smallest 
percent increase in employment among the 10 largest counties. (See 
table 2.) 
 
All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages. San Diego, Calif., experienced the largest 
increase in average weekly wages with a gain of 7.5 percent, largely 
due to significant total wage gains over the year in professional and 
business services ($261.6 million or 7.8 percent). Miami-Dade, Fla., 
had the smallest average weekly wage increase. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and 
for the 322 U.S. counties with annual average employment levels of 
75,000 or more in 2010. September 2011 employment and 2011 third 
quarter average weekly wages for all states are provided in table 3 
of this release. 

The employment and wage data by county are compiled under the QCEW 
program, also known as the ES-202 program. The data are derived from 
reports submitted by every employer subject to unemployment insurance 
(UI) laws. The 9.1 million employer reports cover 130.5 million full- 
and part-time workers. For additional information about the quarterly 
employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. Data for 
the third quarter of 2011 will be available later at 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/. Additional information about the QCEW data 
may be obtained by calling (202) 691-6567. 
 
Several BLS regional offices are issuing QCEW news releases targeted 
to local data users. For links to these releases, see 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewregional.htm. 
 
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The County Employment and Wages release for fourth quarter 2011 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 28, 2012. 





Technical Note 
 
These data are the product of a federal-state cooperative program, the Quarterly 
Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, also known as the ES-202 program. 
The data are derived from summaries of employment and total pay of workers covered 
by state and federal unemployment insurance (UI) legislation and provided by State 
Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The summaries are a result of the administration of 
state unemployment insurance programs that require most employers to pay quarterly 
taxes based on the employment and wages of workers covered by UI. QCEW data in this 
release are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2011 are preliminary and subject to revision. 

For purposes of this release, large counties are defined as having employment le-
vels of 75,000 or greater. In addition, data for San Juan, Puerto Rico, are pro-
vided, but not used in calculating U.S. averages, rankings, or in the analysis in 
the text. Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the prelimi-
nary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 323 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2010 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2011 data, four counties, Okaloosa, Fla., Rock Island, Ill., St. Tammany, La., 
and Potter, Texas, which were published in the 2010 releases, will be excluded from 
this and future 2011 releases because their 2010 annual average employment levels 
were less than 75,000. No counties have been added to the publication tables. 
The counties in table 2 are selected and sorted each year based on the annual average 
employment from the preceding year. 

The preliminary QCEW data presented in this release may differ from data released 
by the individual states. These potential differences result from the states' con-
tinuing receipt of UI data over time and ongoing review and editing. The individual 
states determine their data release timetables. 
 
Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES employment measures 

The Bureau publishes three different establishment-based employment measures for 
any given quarter. Each of these measures--QCEW, Business Employment Dynamics (BED), 
and Current Employment Statistics (CES)--makes use of the quarterly UI employment 
reports in producing data; however, each measure has a somewhat different universe 
coverage, estimation procedure, and publication product. 

Differences in coverage and estimation methods can result in somewhat different 
measures of employment change over time. It is important to understand program dif-
ferences and the intended uses of the program products. (See table.) Additional in-
formation on each program can be obtained from the program Web sites shown in the 
table. 

Summary of Major Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES Employment Measures

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            |         QCEW        |         BED          |         CES
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Source     |--Count of UI admini-|--Count of longitudi- |--Sample survey:
            |  strative records   |  nally-linked UI ad- |  486,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.1   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2011    |  tor employers       |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Coverage   |--UI and UCFE cover- |--UI coverage, exclud-|Nonfarm wage and sal-
            |  age, including all |  ing government, pri-|  ary jobs:
            |  employers subject  |  vate households, and|--UI coverage, exclud-
            |  to state and fed-  |  establishments with |  ing agriculture, pri-
            |  eral UI laws       |  zero employment     |  vate households, and
            |                     |                      |  self-employed workers
            |                     |                      |--Other employment, in-
            |                     |                      |  cluding railroads, 
            |                     |                      |  religious organiza-
            |                     |                      |  tions, and other non-
            |                     |                      |  UI-covered jobs
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Publication|--Quarterly          |--Quarterly           |--Monthly 
 frequency  |  -7 months after the|  -8 months after the |  -Usually first Friday
            |   end of each quar- |   end of each quarter|   of following month
            |   ter               |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Use of UI  |--Directly summarizes|--Links each new UI   |--Uses UI file as a sam-
 file       |  and publishes each |  quarter to longitu- |  pling frame and annu-
            |  new quarter of UI  |  dinal database and  |  ally realigns (bench-
            |  data               |  directly summarizes |  marks) sample esti-
            |                     |  gross job gains and |  mates to first quar-
            |                     |  losses              |  ter UI levels
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Provides a quarter-|--Provides quarterly  |--Provides current month-
 products   |  ly and annual uni- |  employer dynamics   |  ly estimates of employ-
            |  verse count of es- |  data on establish-  |  ment, hours, and earn-
            |  tablishments, em-  |  ment openings, clos-|  ings at the MSA, state,
            |  ployment, and wages|  ings, expansions,   |  and national level by
            |  at the county, MSA,|  and contractions at |  industry
            |  state, and national|  the national level  |
            |  levels by detailed |  by NAICS supersec-  |
            |  industry           |  tors and by size of |
            |                     |  firm, and at the    |
            |                     |  state private-sector|
            |                     |  total level         |
            |                     |--Future expansions   |
            |                     |  will include data   |
            |                     |  with greater indus- |
            |                     |  try detail and data |
            |                     |  at the county and   |  
            |                     |  MSA level           |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Major uses include:|--Major uses include: |--Major uses include:
 uses       |  -Detailed locality |  -Business cycle     |  -Principal national
            |   data              |   analysis           |   economic indicator
            |  -Periodic universe |  -Analysis of employ-|  -Official time series 
            |   counts for bench- |   er dynamics under- |   for employment change
            |   marking sample    |   lying economic ex- |   measures
            |   survey estimates  |   pansions and con-  |  -Input into other ma-
            |  -Sample frame for  |   tractions          |   jor economic indi-
            |   BLS establishment |  -Analysis of employ-|   cators
            |   surveys           |   ment expansion and |
            |                     |   contraction by size|   
            |                     |   of firm            |
            |                     |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Program    |--www.bls.gov/cew/   |--www.bls.gov/bdm/    |--www.bls.gov/ces/
 Web sites  |                     |                      |
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Coverage 

Employment and wage data for workers covered by state UI laws are compiled from 
quarterly contribution reports submitted to the SWAs by employers. For federal ci-
vilian workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees 
(UCFE) program, employment and wage data are compiled from quarterly reports sub-
mitted by four major federal payroll processing centers on behalf of all federal 
agencies, with the exception of a few agencies which still report directly to the 
individual SWA. In addition to the quarterly contribution reports, employers who 
operate multiple establishments within a state complete a questionnaire, called the 
"Multiple Worksite Report," which provides detailed information on the location and 
industry of each of their establishments. QCEW employment and wage data are derived 
from microdata summaries of 9.0 million employer reports of employment and wages 
submitted by states to the BLS in 2010. These reports are based on place of employ-
ment rather than place of residence. 

UI and UCFE coverage is broad and has been basically comparable from state to state 
since 1978, when the 1976 amendments to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act became ef-
fective, expanding coverage to include most State and local government employees. 
In 2010, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 127.8 million jobs. The estimated 
123.2 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.3 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $5.976 trillion in pay, representing 93.3 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.1 percent of the gross domestic product. 

Major exclusions from UI coverage include self-employed workers, most agricultural 
workers on small farms, all members of the Armed Forces, elected officials in most 
states, most employees of railroads, some domestic workers, most student workers at 
schools, and employees of certain small nonprofit organizations. 

State and federal UI laws change periodically. These changes may have an impact on 
the employment and wages reported by employers covered under the UI program. Cover-
age changes may affect the over-the-year comparisons presented in this news re-
lease. 
 
Concepts and methodology 

Monthly employment is based on the number of workers who worked during or received 
pay for the pay period including the 12th of the month. With few exceptions, all 
employees of covered firms are reported, including production and sales workers, 
corporation officials, executives, supervisory personnel, and clerical workers.  
Workers on paid vacations and part-time workers also are included. 

Average weekly wage values are calculated by dividing quarterly total wages by the 
average of the three monthly employment levels (all employees, as described above) 
and dividing the result by 13, for the 13 weeks in the quarter. These calculations 
are made using unrounded employment and wage values. The average wage values that 
can be calculated using rounded data from the BLS database may differ from the av-
erages reported. Included in the quarterly wage data are non-wage cash payments 
such as bonuses, the cash value of meals and lodging when supplied, tips and other 
gratuities, and, in some states, employer contributions to certain deferred compen-
sation plans such as 401(k) plans and stock options. Over-the-year comparisons of 
average weekly wages may reflect fluctuations in average monthly employment and/or 
total quarterly wages between the current quarter and prior year levels. 

Average weekly wages are affected by the ratio of full-time to part-time workers as 
well as the number of individuals in high-paying and low-paying occupations and the 
incidence of pay periods within a quarter. For instance, the average weekly wage of 
the work force could increase significantly when there is a large decline in the 
number of employees that had been receiving below-average wages. Wages may include 
payments to workers not present in the employment counts because they did not work 
during the pay period including the 12th of the month. When comparing average week-
ly wage levels between industries, states, or quarters, these factors should be 
taken into consideration. 

Federal government pay levels are subject to periodic, sometimes large, fluctua-
tions due to a calendar effect that consists of some quarters having more pay pe-
riods than others. Most federal employees are paid on a biweekly pay schedule. As a 
result of this schedule, in some quarters, federal wages contain payments for six 
pay periods, while in other quarters their wages include payments for seven pay pe-
riods. Over-the-year comparisons of average weekly wages may reflect this calendar 
effect. Higher growth in average weekly wages may be attributed, in part, to a com-
parison of quarterly wages for the current year, which include seven pay periods, 
with year-ago wages that reflect only six pay periods. An opposite effect will oc-
cur when wages in the current period, which contain six pay periods, are compared 
with year-ago wages that include seven pay periods. The effect on over-the-year pay 
comparisons can be pronounced in federal government due to the uniform nature of 
federal payroll processing. This pattern may exist in private sector pay; however, 
because there are more pay period types (weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, monthly) it 
is less pronounced. The effect is most visible in counties with large concentra-
tions of federal employment. 

In order to ensure the highest possible quality of data, states verify with employ-
ers and update, if necessary, the industry, location, and ownership classification 
of all establishments on a 4-year cycle. Changes in establishment classification 
codes resulting from this process are introduced with the data reported for the 
first quarter of the year. Changes resulting from improved employer reporting also 
are introduced in the first quarter. 

QCEW data are not designed as a time series. QCEW data are simply the sums of indi-
vidual establishment records and reflect the number of establishments that exist in 
a county or industry at a point in time. Establishments can move in or out of a 
county or industry for a number of reasons--some reflecting economic events, others 
reflecting administrative changes. For example, economic change would come from a 
firm relocating into the county; administrative change would come from a company 
correcting its county designation. 

The over-the-year changes of employment and wages presented in this release have 
been adjusted to account for most of the administrative corrections made to the un-
derlying establishment reports. This is done by modifying the prior-year levels 
used to calculate the over-the-year changes. Percent changes are calculated using 
an adjusted version of the final 2010 quarterly data as the base data. The adjusted 
prior-year levels used to calculate the over-the-year percent change in employment 
and wages are not published. These adjusted prior-year levels do not match the un-
adjusted data maintained on the BLS Web site. Over-the-year change calculations 
based on data from the Web site, or from data published in prior BLS news releases, 
may differ substantially from the over-the-year changes presented in this news re-
lease. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
this release account for most of the administrative changes--those occurring when 
employers update the industry, location, and ownership information of their estab-
lishments. The most common adjustments for administrative change are the result of 
updated information about the county location of individual establishments. In-
cluded in these adjustments are administrative changes involving the classification 
of establishments that were previously reported in the unknown or statewide county 
or unknown industry categories. Beginning with the first quarter of 2008, adjusted 
data account for administrative changes caused by multi-unit employers who start 
reporting for each individual establishment rather than as a single entity. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
any County Employment and Wages news release are valid for comparisons between the 
starting and ending points (a 12-month period) used in that particular release. 
Comparisons may not be valid for any time period other than the one featured in a 
release even if the changes were calculated using adjusted data. 

County definitions are assigned according to Federal Information Processing Stan-
dards Publications (FIPS PUBS) as issued by the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 5131 of 
the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 and the Computer Security 
Act of 1987, Public Law 104-106. Areas shown as counties include those designated 
as independent cities in some jurisdictions and, in Alaska, those designated as 
census areas where counties have not been created. County data also are presented 
for the New England states for comparative purposes even though townships are the 
more common designation used in New England (and New Jersey). The regions referred 
to in this release are defined as census regions. 
 
Additional statistics and other information 

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information by 
detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and all 
states. The 2010 edition of this publication, which was published in November 2011, 
contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains 
and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2011 version of this news 
release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2010 
are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn10.htm. The 2011 edition of 
Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available later in 2012.

News releases on quarterly measures of gross job flows also are available upon request 
from the Division of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover (Business Employment 
Dynamics), telephone (202) 691-6467; (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/); (e-mail: BDMInfo@bls.gov).

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Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 323 largest counties,
third quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          third quarter                Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2011       September    change,      by     Third    change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2011     September  percent  quarter    third    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2010-11(5)   change    2011    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2010-11(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,135.8     130,524.7       1.6         -     $916       5.3         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.7         332.9       1.3       151      921       4.4       197 
Madison, AL..............           8.8         178.3       0.0       272    1,035       3.2       267 
Mobile, AL...............           9.8         166.1      -1.1       313      836       8.2        18 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         127.1      -0.9       312      812       4.2       214 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.3          84.2       1.1       167      804       3.1       274 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.2         155.5       1.8       109    1,017       4.3       204 
Maricopa, AZ.............          95.6       1,641.4       2.9        42      901       4.8       164 
Pima, AZ.................          19.0         343.2       (7)         -      799       (7)         - 
Benton, AR...............           5.5          94.7       (7)         -      866       3.6       249 
Pulaski, AR..............          15.2         244.7       0.3       249      842       6.2        69 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          91.5       (7)         -      743       (7)         - 
Alameda, CA..............          56.7         640.9       1.6       128    1,217       5.3       125 
Contra Costa, CA.........          30.3         315.8      -0.5       301    1,105       5.8        90 
Fresno, CA...............          31.1         346.3      -0.1       278      724       5.7        98 
Kern, CA.................          18.1         293.3       4.2         8      809       8.2        18 
Los Angeles, CA..........         440.1       3,872.5       0.8       204    1,026       5.2       130 
Marin, CA................          11.8         103.6       2.7        54    1,077       5.8        90 
Monterey, CA.............          13.1         181.4       0.4       236      789       4.9       158 
Orange, CA...............         104.4       1,372.4       1.7       121    1,036       6.0        78 
Placer, CA...............          10.9         127.0       2.1        83      901       6.3        65 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          50.3         553.5       0.8       204      757       5.0       147 
Sacramento, CA...........          54.5         576.9       0.5       226    1,021       9.8         5 
San Bernardino, CA.......          51.8         593.9       0.3       249      795       5.4       118 
San Diego, CA............         100.7       1,252.4       1.2       158    1,014       7.5        30 
San Francisco, CA........          55.8         566.9       4.1        10    1,457       6.1        75 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.7         206.2       0.4       236      799       5.0       147 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.7         103.3       2.0        92      756       5.0       147 
San Mateo, CA............          24.6         327.8       2.4        69    1,426       6.2        69 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.6         183.0       2.1        83      879       5.9        86 
Santa Clara, CA..........          63.4         873.1       3.1        34    1,857      11.7         2 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.2          95.7      -0.1       278      840       5.5       109 
Solano, CA...............          10.1         119.9       0.4       236      917       5.5       109 
Sonoma, CA...............          19.1         178.8       0.4       236      884       5.0       147 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.3         166.7       0.1       268      784       5.8        90 
Tulare, CA...............           9.5         150.7       3.7        13      634       2.6       290 
Ventura, CA..............          24.2         295.9       0.9       193      940       6.0        78 
Yolo, CA.................           6.1          96.6      -0.1       278      949       9.7         6 
Adams, CO................           9.0         156.6       1.9       100      861       4.2       214 
Arapahoe, CO.............          19.0         280.5       3.4        24    1,085       6.2        69 
Boulder, CO..............          13.1         157.8       3.2        30    1,070       3.1       274 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.6         426.2       2.0        92    1,125       7.6        29 
Douglas, CO..............           9.6          92.5       2.8        48      972       5.2       130 
El Paso, CO..............          16.9         237.2       1.8       109      855       3.6       249 
Jefferson, CO............          17.9         207.5       2.6        60      944       5.1       139 
Larimer, CO..............          10.1         131.4       2.2        77      826       5.5       109 
Weld, CO.................           5.8          83.4       4.8         2      800       6.0        78 
Fairfield, CT............          32.5         406.2       1.4       143    1,432       6.9        44 
Hartford, CT.............          25.4         491.1       1.1       167    1,093       2.7       288 
New Haven, CT............          22.3         351.3       0.5       226      973       3.6       249 
New London, CT...........           6.9         124.5      -0.8       309      929       3.7       242 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.4         266.3       0.8       204    1,060       4.8       164 
Washington, DC...........          36.3         708.1       2.1        83    1,527       3.9       230 
Alachua, FL..............           6.5         115.8       0.3       249      761      -0.8       317 
Brevard, FL..............          14.4         186.2      -0.3       293      893       6.6        52 
Broward, FL..............          62.4         683.4       0.9       193      861       4.4       197 
Collier, FL..............          11.5         110.1       3.7        13      787       3.8       235 
Duval, FL................          26.8         436.7       0.6       216      869       4.6       184 
Escambia, FL.............           7.8         119.6       0.2       261      730       5.2       130 
Hillsborough, FL.........          37.1         569.7       1.7       121      885       5.1       139 
Lake, FL.................           7.2          78.4       1.4       143      638       3.2       267 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.4         194.1       3.4        24      737       3.9       230 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         137.4      -0.5       301      759      -0.1       316 
Manatee, FL..............           9.2          99.7       2.2        77      721       4.8       164 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          88.5      -0.2       288      634       4.3       204 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          86.8         970.3       2.9        42      880       3.3       262 
Orange, FL...............          35.6         662.0       2.9        42      811       3.8       235 
Palm Beach, FL...........          49.0         487.5       1.9       100      876       4.4       197 
Pasco, FL................           9.9          97.3       0.4       236      636       4.3       204 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.4         376.0      -0.2       288      805       5.8        90 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.4         186.0      -0.2       288      712       1.9       308 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.2         132.3       2.3        72      745       3.8       235 
Seminole, FL.............          13.7         153.9       0.0       272      753       5.6       101 
Volusia, FL..............          13.2         149.1       0.3       249      650       2.0       306 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          79.6       0.5       226      735       5.9        86 
Chatham, GA..............           7.6         129.7       1.0       177      786       5.8        90 
Clayton, GA..............           4.2         100.3      -0.1       278      825       2.9       280 
Cobb, GA.................          20.7         290.5       2.2        77      935       2.5       293 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.5         273.8       1.3       151      958       4.8       164 
Fulton, GA...............          40.2         716.6       1.3       151    1,206       7.3        36 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          23.6         301.7       2.4        69      919       8.0        24 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          93.5       1.0       177      732       3.1       274 
Richmond, GA.............           4.6          97.4       1.4       143      801       4.7       177 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.4         435.7       1.2       158      871       4.6       184 
Ada, ID..................          13.9         198.3       2.5        65      799       3.1       274 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          87.8      -0.5       301      804       4.6       184 
Cook, IL.................         146.8       2,402.7       2.1        83    1,047       4.0       224 
Du Page, IL..............          36.8         564.8       2.7        54    1,054       4.4       197 
Kane, IL.................          13.3         194.0       1.2       158      829       5.6       101 
Lake, IL.................          21.8         317.3       0.7       212    1,143       7.9        26 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          93.6      -0.8       309      785       6.9        44 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          85.7       0.0       272      907       4.5       192 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          95.8       1.0       177      772       4.9       158 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         101.7       0.8       204      877       4.7       177 
St. Clair, IL............           5.5          98.3      -0.4       296      819       5.8        90 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         130.8       0.6       216      941       3.3       262 
Will, IL.................          14.9         201.5       1.3       151      814       5.2       130 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         125.2       0.4       236      799       5.4       118 
Allen, IN................           9.0         175.1       1.4       143      766       4.2       214 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.8         104.8       3.2        30      737       3.2       267 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.3         113.3       2.9        42      869       5.0       147 
Lake, IN.................          10.3         188.0       2.9        42      844       6.2        69 
Marion, IN...............          23.7         555.7       1.9       100      943       6.9        44 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         117.1       0.3       249      757       5.3       125 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         106.9       1.7       121      742       3.9       230 
Linn, IA.................           6.2         125.8       1.1       167      884       6.5        56 
Polk, IA.................          14.5         268.7       1.8       109      912       6.4        59 
Scott, IA................           5.1          87.7       2.6        60      754       4.7       177 
Johnson, KS..............          21.7         303.7       2.5        65      935       4.6       184 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.6         238.2       0.2       261      825       5.6       101 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          95.1       0.9       193      788       8.5        14 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.3          82.8       3.0        39      871       5.3       125 
Fayette, KY..............           9.4         176.5       (7)         -      833       6.5        56 
Jefferson, KY............          22.1         417.6       1.6       128      887       5.1       139 
Caddo, LA................           7.4         121.0       0.3       249      772       3.3       262 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.8          82.5       1.0       177      801       5.5       109 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.4         255.0       1.2       158      854       3.6       249 
Jefferson, LA............          13.7         191.6      -0.6       306      874       5.2       130 
Lafayette, LA............           9.0         134.5       2.8        48      910       7.1        42 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          10.9         173.8       3.0        39      931       1.4       314 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.5         171.5       1.9       100      813       2.8       284 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.4         231.9       2.0        92      999       6.3        65 
Baltimore, MD............          20.9         359.1       0.3       249      957       6.0        78 
Frederick, MD............           6.0          90.6      -2.6       316      895       2.3       302 
Harford, MD..............           5.5          85.1       3.7        13      915       3.5       258 
Howard, MD...............           9.0         153.2       3.1        34    1,128       7.3        36 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.6         451.2       1.0       177    1,245       4.5       192 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.5         301.9       0.5       226    1,001       5.6       101 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.7         329.9       1.1       167    1,074       7.2        40 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.4          94.4      -0.8       309      757       5.1       139 
Bristol, MA..............          17.0         212.2       1.5       134      823       5.1       139 
Essex, MA................          22.4         302.2       2.0        92      959       2.8       284 
Hampden, MA..............          15.9         198.5       1.9       100      841       4.6       184 
Middlesex, MA............          50.9         814.8       1.5       134    1,325       2.5       293 
Norfolk, MA..............          25.1         319.1       1.4       143    1,058       5.4       118 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.7         173.6       0.4       236      842       4.3       204 
Suffolk, MA..............          24.2         590.2       3.1        34    1,419       5.7        98 
Worcester, MA............          22.2         316.2       1.8       109      928       2.3       302 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.2         129.2       1.7       121      774       5.0       147 
Ingham, MI...............           6.3         154.8       0.3       249      860       1.5       311 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.3         108.2       0.2       261      850       6.6        52 
Kent, MI.................          13.6         323.7       3.0        39      817       4.7       177 
Macomb, MI...............          16.7         285.9       2.5        65      926       4.3       204 
Oakland, MI..............          36.8         641.4       3.6        17    1,013       4.9       158 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.5         108.2       3.5        21      750       4.2       214 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.1          83.4       3.6        17      760       1.5       311 
Washtenaw, MI............           7.9         190.6       1.4       143      994       3.4       259 
Wayne, MI................          30.6         678.7       1.8       109    1,005       5.1       139 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.1         108.7       2.3        72      872       4.7       177 
Dakota, MN...............           9.7         170.0       1.8       109      885       8.1        22 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.8         835.5       3.5        21    1,125       3.1       274 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.4          89.1       2.1        83      949       3.2       267 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.9         323.4       2.2        77    1,024       6.1        75 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          94.8       1.1       167      785       9.5         7 
Stearns, MN..............           4.3          80.0       2.3        72      750       3.7       242 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          82.7       0.6       216      687       3.6       249 
Hinds, MS................           6.0         122.4       0.6       216      799       4.0       224 
Boone, MO................           4.5          84.4       2.4        69      733       4.3       204 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          90.2       0.9       193      844      -2.3       318 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         149.4       1.6       128      714       4.4       197 
Jackson, MO..............          18.3         340.4      -0.4       296      925       6.0        78 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.2         124.4       1.5       134      731       4.4       197 
St. Louis, MO............          31.9         564.3       0.4       236      970       6.4        59 
St. Louis City, MO.......           9.0         219.1       0.6       216    1,013       7.3        36 
Yellowstone, MT..........           6.0          77.5       2.1        83      768       7.7        27 
Douglas, NE..............          16.0         311.7       0.2       261      865       6.0        78 
Lancaster, NE............           8.2         154.9       0.8       204      746       5.4       118 
Clark, NV................          47.7         804.3       1.4       143      833       2.8       284 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.6         186.5       0.5       226      849       4.8       164 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.9         187.1       0.7       212      999       5.6       101 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.5         135.6       1.0       177      889       8.0        24 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.7         135.7      -0.4       296      785       2.6       290 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.2         426.8       1.0       177    1,083       2.6       290 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.0         191.1       0.1       268      971       2.9       280 
Camden, NJ...............          12.3         192.3       0.0       272      903       3.2       267 
Essex, NJ................          20.6         335.0       0.5       226    1,138       4.8       164 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.2          96.7      -0.5       301      815       3.3       262 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.7         230.4       1.0       177    1,283       3.7       242 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.1         226.3       0.3       249    1,206       8.7        12 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.7         377.9       0.9       193    1,104       4.8       164 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.1         241.5      -1.4       314      929       2.4       297 
Morris, NJ...............          17.3         268.3      -0.1       278    1,292       4.3       204 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         149.7       0.6       216      736       3.1       274 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.2         170.0       0.6       216      916       2.5       293 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.0         168.8       1.7       121    1,338       3.6       249 
Union, NJ................          14.5         218.2       0.4       236    1,142       5.9        86 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.6         312.3       0.2       261      832       4.3       204 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         218.2       0.2       261      968       2.5       293 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          17.0         234.9       0.3       249      889       (7)         - 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          89.9      -1.6       315      738       2.8       284 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.2         110.9       0.3       249      925       (7)         - 
Erie, NY.................          23.8         457.7       1.3       151      813       5.4       118 
Kings, NY................          51.7         507.7       3.3        26      764       1.5       311 
Monroe, NY...............          18.2         374.6       1.6       128      887       3.9       230 
Nassau, NY...............          52.7         588.9       1.5       134      987       2.1       304 
New York, NY.............         122.0       2,332.5       2.7        54    1,647       4.6       184 
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         106.2      -0.5       301      726       1.7       309 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.8         241.9       0.5       226      845       3.9       230 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............           9.9         131.1       0.4       236      776       3.6       249 
Queens, NY...............          46.2         509.0       2.7        54      866       2.4       297 
Richmond, NY.............           9.0          91.7       1.1       167      804       1.4       314 
Rockland, NY.............          10.0         114.0       2.0        92      975       5.0       147 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.7         617.2       0.9       193    1,022       2.7       288 
Westchester, NY..........          36.1         406.2       1.7       121    1,146       3.4       259 
Buncombe, NC.............           7.9         111.7       0.5       226      714       4.1       220 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          77.8       1.0       177      698       4.0       224 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.3         119.1       1.6       128      764       5.2       130 
Durham, NC...............           7.3         179.7       1.1       167    1,261       8.2        18 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           9.0         171.5       0.9       193      851       7.2        40 
Guilford, NC.............          14.2         262.6       1.5       134      814       4.1       220 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.5         553.5       3.3        26    1,046       8.1        22 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.3          97.0       0.6       216      763       3.8       235 
Wake, NC.................          29.4         443.1       2.2        77      894       3.8       235 
Cass, ND.................           6.0         104.2       3.9        12      823       8.4        15 
Butler, OH...............           7.4         140.2       1.0       177      810       3.4       259 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          36.0         692.8       1.0       177      928       5.6       101 
Franklin, OH.............          29.7         663.8       2.8        48      930       4.5       192 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.4         486.2       0.9       193    1,010       5.2       130 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          94.9       1.2       158      842      17.1         1 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          93.0      -0.1       278      773       8.3        16 
Lucas, OH................          10.3         200.2      -0.1       278      795       3.7       242 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.1          98.4       1.4       143      685       8.6        13 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.3         242.1       0.7       212      814       4.0       224 
Stark, OH................           8.7         152.0       1.7       121      719       6.4        59 
Summit, OH...............          14.4         256.0       1.3       151      826       6.4        59 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.3         422.5       2.1        83      903      11.5         3 
Tulsa, OK................          20.2         329.7       1.5       134      871       9.0         9 
Clackamas, OR............          12.6         138.7       0.9       193      841       5.0       147 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.6          77.4       1.1       167      686       5.2       130 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         136.4       1.0       177      717       5.6       101 
Marion, OR...............           9.3         135.8      -0.6       306      717       3.8       235 
Multnomah, OR............          29.2         433.1       2.3        72      937       5.2       130 
Washington, OR...........          16.2         244.2       2.6        60    1,119       7.4        32 
Allegheny, PA............          35.1         678.8       1.0       177      978       6.8        48 
Berks, PA................           8.9         163.7       1.2       158      837       5.7        98 
Bucks, PA................          19.5         248.0      -0.2       288      880       4.9       158 
Butler, PA...............           4.9          83.1       3.5        21      846       6.5        56 
Chester, PA..............          15.0         235.8       0.5       226    1,134       6.6        52 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.0         122.1       1.5       134      859       6.2        69 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.5         174.3      -0.7       308      913       8.2        18 
Delaware, PA.............          13.5         205.9       0.4       236      968       4.8       164 
Erie, PA.................           7.6         125.7       1.8       109      772       7.5        30 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.8          97.0      -0.2       288      713       4.9       158 
Lancaster, PA............          12.5         218.1      -0.1       278      776       4.3       204 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.5         175.4       1.9       100      898       3.2       267 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         138.7       0.5       226      731       4.9       158 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.0         458.4       0.1       268    1,108       4.7       177 
Northampton, PA..........           6.4         100.4       2.2        77      810       3.7       242 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          34.2         626.2      -0.3       293    1,114       5.8        90 
Washington, PA...........           5.5          85.0       4.4         5      867       7.0        43 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.3         131.7      -0.4       296      768       6.7        50 
York, PA.................           9.1         171.1       0.8       204      854       9.3         8 
Providence, RI...........          17.3         269.8       0.3       249      913       6.0        78 
Charleston, SC...........          11.8         211.5       3.3        26      805       5.5       109 
Greenville, SC...........          12.1         231.5       3.2        30      806       6.1        75 
Horry, SC................           7.6         110.4       1.0       177      561       3.7       242 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          94.2       0.2       261      700       4.6       184 
Richland, SC.............           8.9         201.1      -0.1       278      813       4.1       220 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         112.7       1.8       109      784       4.8       164 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         114.1       1.2       158      776       2.0       306 
Davidson, TN.............          18.0         425.9       2.5        65      945       6.4        59 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         184.6       1.9       100      815       4.8       164 
Knox, TN.................          10.7         221.1       1.9       100      786       5.1       139 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.3          97.1       1.8       109      803       4.6       184 
Shelby, TN...............          18.8         466.9       1.6       128      948       4.8       164 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          93.0       5.4         1      948       4.4       197 
Bell, TX.................           4.8         107.4       1.8       109      758       1.7       309 
Bexar, TX................          34.4         734.7       2.0        92      823       5.8        90 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.9          90.2       3.7        13      899       7.4        32 
Brazos, TX...............           4.0          86.1       (7)         -      719       8.3        16 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         125.7       1.1       167      591       5.5       109 
Collin, TX...............          18.6         296.6       3.6        17    1,038       4.2       214 
Dallas, TX...............          68.5       1,448.7       2.7        54    1,102       6.4        59 
Denton, TX...............          11.2         179.5       2.9        42      814       6.7        50 
El Paso, TX..............          13.8         274.9       1.2       158      671       5.5       109 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.4         137.1       4.2         8      926       5.1       139 
Galveston, TX............           5.4          95.2       1.9       100      844       7.7        27 
Harris, TX...............         101.9       2,054.1       3.1        34    1,156       6.3        65 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.2         222.3       2.1        83      602       4.5       192 
Jefferson, TX............           5.9         123.6       3.6        17      919       5.0       147 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.0         123.8       1.0       177      703       5.9        86 
McLennan, TX.............           4.9         101.0       0.4       236      756       4.0       224 
Montgomery, TX...........           8.8         135.1       4.8         2      869       6.2        69 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         153.4       0.8       204      797       6.8        48 
Smith, TX................           5.6          92.1       0.4       236      788       2.9       280 
Tarrant, TX..............          38.0         766.3       3.1        34      917       3.6       249 
Travis, TX...............          31.0         583.3       3.3        26    1,010       5.4       118 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.8          89.2       4.4         5      629       5.5       109 
Williamson, TX...........           7.7         129.1       2.6        60      933      10.2         4 
Davis, UT................           7.2         106.6       (7)         -      744       6.0        78 
Salt Lake, UT............          37.0         574.7       2.8        48      868       5.6       101 
Utah, UT.................          12.8         172.8       4.5         4      715       4.2       214 
Weber, UT................           5.5          89.2       0.8       204      686       2.1       304 
Chittenden, VT...........           5.9          96.6       2.6        60      892       2.4       297 
Arlington, VA............           8.3         167.7       1.8       109    1,550       2.4       297 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.6         113.0       0.0       272      829       3.6       249 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.4         584.9       2.0        92    1,440       5.0       147 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............           9.8         173.4       2.7        54      912       3.8       235 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.7         137.8       4.4         5    1,114       7.4        32 
Prince William, VA.......           7.7         108.2       3.2        30      845       5.4       118 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.2          95.6       1.3       151    1,268       2.4       297 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.6          95.0      -0.1       278      736       5.3       125 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          97.3       2.8        48      876       8.8        11 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.6         138.8       1.5       134      904       6.9        44 
Richmond City, VA........           7.1         150.3       2.0        92    1,011       5.5       109 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.2         163.0      -0.3       293      725       4.8       164 
Benton, WA...............           5.6          82.9       1.1       167      991       2.9       280 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.5         129.1       1.5       134      836       4.1       220 
King, WA.................          83.3       1,150.7       2.8        48    1,323       7.3        36 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.8          81.2       0.6       216      894       9.0         9 
Pierce, WA...............          21.7         263.5       0.0       272      841       3.2       267 
Snohomish, WA............          19.2         250.7       4.0        11      987       5.3       125 
Spokane, WA..............          15.9         199.4       0.7       212      782       6.3        65 
Thurston, WA.............           7.5          96.4       0.1       268      849       4.7       177 
Whatcom, WA..............           7.0          80.7       2.3        72      756       4.0       224 
Yakima, WA...............           8.8         110.8      -0.4       296      619       3.3       262 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         105.7       1.0       177      804       3.7       242 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.6         145.6       0.6       216      823       6.6        52 
Dane, WI.................          14.1         301.3       2.1        83      880       5.0       147 
Milwaukee, WI............          22.6         473.0       0.9       193      917       7.4        32 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         101.6       0.9       193      770       4.5       192 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.7         225.4       1.8       109      901       4.8       164 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          90.5       1.2       158      825       4.3       204 
San Juan, PR.............          11.9         257.7       0.4       (8)      604       0.2       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 322 U.S. counties comprise 70.5 percent of the total covered workers
in the U.S.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Includes areas not officially designated as counties. See Technical Note.
(4) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(5) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(6) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(7) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.
(8) This county was not included in the U.S. rankings.





Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
third quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               third quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2011                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)    September    change,   Third    change, 
                                                                  2011     September quarter    third  
                                                              (thousands) 2010-11(4)   2011    quarter 
                                                                                             2010-11(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,135.8     130,524.7       1.6     $916       5.3 
  Private industry...........................       8,838.2     109,309.0       2.1      907       5.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............         128.4       2,023.6       5.0      988      11.6 
    Construction.............................         768.5       5,725.3       0.5      991       4.8 
    Manufacturing............................         338.3      11,806.5       1.9    1,127       4.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,880.5      24,834.9       1.8      779       5.0 
    Information..............................         143.4       2,674.8      -1.0    1,522       7.3 
    Financial activities.....................         809.1       7,435.0       0.7    1,323       7.1 
    Professional and business services.......       1,569.8      17,513.3       3.7    1,149       5.1 
    Education and health services............         913.3      19,080.1       2.2      882       4.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         760.4      13,605.1       2.2      389       5.1 
    Other services...........................       1,330.5       4,410.3       1.4      587       4.4 
  Government.................................         297.6      21,215.7      -1.0      965       5.2 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         440.1       3,872.5       0.8    1,026       5.2 
  Private industry...........................         434.4       3,347.1       1.2    1,000       5.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           9.5      -6.2    2,296      22.0 
    Construction.............................          12.3         107.5       3.5    1,049       4.0 
    Manufacturing............................          12.8         366.4      -1.6    1,108       3.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.6         743.1       1.6      828       6.2 
    Information..............................           8.3         190.0      -4.0    1,720       3.6 
    Financial activities.....................          21.9         208.9      -0.3    1,549       7.0 
    Professional and business services.......          41.2         546.6       2.8    1,227       6.6 
    Education and health services............          29.1         516.0       2.3      984       5.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          26.9         402.5       2.8      577       5.9 
    Other services...........................         209.2         239.5      -3.3      474       1.7 
  Government.................................           5.7         525.4      -1.5    1,191       5.7 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         146.8       2,402.7       2.1    1,047       4.0 
  Private industry...........................         145.4       2,104.8       2.4    1,038       3.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.0       2.6    1,001      -2.5 
    Construction.............................          12.4          67.7       1.5    1,291       5.1 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         194.4       0.0    1,093       2.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.6         438.6       2.0      831       5.9 
    Information..............................           2.6          51.9       0.0    1,549       6.7 
    Financial activities.....................          15.5         185.6      -1.0    1,741       5.2 
    Professional and business services.......          30.9         423.9       4.8    1,298       3.4 
    Education and health services............          15.3         403.4       2.7      926       2.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.9         240.7       3.6      482       4.1 
    Other services...........................          16.1          95.0       2.6      779       2.2 
  Government.................................           1.4         297.9      -0.4    1,114       5.1 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         122.0       2,332.5       2.7    1,647       4.6 
  Private industry...........................         121.7       1,897.5       3.5    1,766       4.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1       8.5    1,530     -17.5 
    Construction.............................           2.2          31.2       1.9    1,644       1.0 
    Manufacturing............................           2.4          26.0      -0.7    1,214      -0.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.0         242.6       3.5    1,183       4.3 
    Information..............................           4.3         138.0       4.0    2,108       3.9 
    Financial activities.....................          19.1         356.4       2.1    3,096       6.5 
    Professional and business services.......          25.5         471.8       3.9    1,982       4.3 
    Education and health services............           9.3         296.5       2.3    1,208       5.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.8         238.2       5.1      770       2.1 
    Other services...........................          18.9          89.7       3.2    1,008      -1.9 
  Government.................................           0.3         435.0      -0.9    1,125       2.6 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         101.9       2,054.1       3.1    1,156       6.3 
  Private industry...........................         101.4       1,800.8       3.9    1,173       6.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          83.2      10.6    3,015      12.0 
    Construction.............................           6.5         134.8      -0.3    1,134       7.8 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         179.3       6.5    1,427       5.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.9         428.5       3.1    1,028       6.1 
    Information..............................           1.3          28.1       0.0    1,343       3.4 
    Financial activities.....................          10.5         113.1       1.7    1,412       9.2 
    Professional and business services.......          20.2         341.2       6.1    1,361       3.7 
    Education and health services............          11.5         244.8       2.4      952       5.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.3         185.0       4.3      415       4.0 
    Other services...........................          13.6          62.0       3.3      661       7.1 
  Government.................................           0.6         253.4      -2.3    1,037       2.1 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.6       1,641.4       2.9      901       4.8 
  Private industry...........................          94.9       1,428.6       3.5      895       5.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.7       7.1      880      10.3 
    Construction.............................           8.5          83.3       3.2      941       5.5 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         109.1       1.3    1,332       6.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.1         335.3       3.4      846       6.3 
    Information..............................           1.6          27.0       2.1    1,172       5.7 
    Financial activities.....................          11.1         137.0       4.8    1,090       5.9 
    Professional and business services.......          22.7         267.5       3.1      937       4.3 
    Education and health services............          10.6         242.8       3.7      942       2.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         172.1       4.1      435       6.4 
    Other services...........................           6.7          47.0       3.7      609       6.3 
  Government.................................           0.7         212.9      -0.8      947       3.4 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          68.5       1,448.7       2.7    1,102       6.4 
  Private industry...........................          68.0       1,284.3       3.4    1,107       6.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.6      -0.4    3,396      12.5 
    Construction.............................           3.9          68.7       0.8    1,031       9.1 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         115.1       1.1    1,251       5.2 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         288.2       3.2    1,025       6.8 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.3      -0.4    1,661      10.3 
    Financial activities.....................           8.5         140.2       2.7    1,429       7.5 
    Professional and business services.......          15.1         275.5       5.2    1,230       4.3 
    Education and health services............           7.3         169.5       3.6    1,013       5.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.7         131.9       4.6      510      10.6 
    Other services...........................           7.2          40.5       6.2      680       6.1 
  Government.................................           0.5         164.5      -2.6    1,062       5.8 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         104.4       1,372.4       1.7    1,036       6.0 
  Private industry...........................         103.0       1,240.2       2.0    1,022       5.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.4      -4.7      727      10.8 
    Construction.............................           6.1          71.2       3.2    1,131       4.2 
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         154.0       2.0    1,308       7.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.9         244.4       0.1      970       4.8 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.2      -2.2    1,554       6.2 
    Financial activities.....................           9.5         105.3       1.3    1,525      11.0 
    Professional and business services.......          18.4         247.3       1.7    1,146       4.5 
    Education and health services............          10.4         158.7       2.9      968       3.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         178.0       3.5      440       2.3 
    Other services...........................          22.0          48.6       0.0      564       5.2 
  Government.................................           1.4         132.2      -1.0    1,173      11.0 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         100.7       1,252.4       1.2    1,014       7.5 
  Private industry...........................          99.3       1,035.5       1.5      973       6.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.0      -9.4      615       7.9 
    Construction.............................           6.0          55.8       0.8    1,090       4.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.4       0.5    1,391       5.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.4         200.4       1.6      784       5.4 
    Information..............................           1.2          24.2      -2.4    1,617       2.2 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          67.5       1.6    1,173       4.5 
    Professional and business services.......          16.0         212.6       0.3    1,311       7.4 
    Education and health services............           8.5         148.3       3.1      988       8.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         159.7       1.4      451       6.4 
    Other services...........................          28.8          58.3       (6)      580       7.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         216.8      -0.4    1,220      13.9 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          83.3       1,150.7       2.8    1,323       7.3 
  Private industry...........................          82.8         997.8       3.4    1,346       7.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.9       8.3    1,286       8.9 
    Construction.............................           5.8          48.9      -0.5    1,181       3.9 
    Manufacturing............................           2.3         101.6       4.5    1,504       3.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         210.6       3.7    1,018       5.2 
    Information..............................           1.8          80.8       2.3    4,177      15.1 
    Financial activities.....................           6.3          64.8      -1.4    1,376       5.1 
    Professional and business services.......          14.3         184.9       4.8    1,435       7.9 
    Education and health services............           7.3         135.6       4.0      993       6.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         114.6       4.9      484       6.1 
    Other services...........................          23.2          53.2       2.5      603       4.3 
  Government.................................           0.6         152.9      -0.9    1,171       2.9 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          86.8         970.3       2.9      880       3.3 
  Private industry...........................          86.5         829.2       3.7      858       4.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.3       5.0      534       9.9 
    Construction.............................           5.0          30.1      -4.5      882       5.0 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          35.9       1.2      877      10.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.9         248.0       4.7      796       5.4 
    Information..............................           1.4          17.1      -1.0    1,387       6.9 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          62.2       3.8    1,292       5.9 
    Professional and business services.......          18.1         126.5       4.6    1,036       3.9 
    Education and health services............           9.7         154.6       2.5      900       4.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.6         110.7       4.9      515       3.8 
    Other services...........................           7.8          36.0       4.5      568       2.7 
  Government.................................           0.4         141.1      -1.4    1,009      -3.4 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2010 annual average employement.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(4) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(5) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(6) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.





Table 3. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages by state, 
third quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           third quarter                                         
          State                 2011                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)    September    change,   Third   change,
                                              2011     September quarter   third 
                                          (thousands)   2010-11    2011   quarter
                                                                          2010-11
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,135.8     130,524.7       1.6     $916      5.3
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.6       1,823.2       0.5      803      3.7
Alaska...................          21.7         341.5       2.1      963      4.0
Arizona..................         146.0       2,391.6       2.1      860      4.9
Arkansas.................          86.2       1,151.0       0.4      715      4.5
California...............       1,394.4      14,686.3       1.5    1,051      6.8
Colorado.................         171.8       2,234.4       2.3      948      5.6
Connecticut..............         110.7       1,626.5       0.9    1,118      4.7
Delaware.................          28.2         406.1       0.2      949      5.4
District of Columbia.....          36.3         708.1       2.1    1,527      3.9
Florida..................         597.4       7,167.5       1.7      812      4.2
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         267.3       3,799.6       1.3      867      5.3
Hawaii...................          38.3         593.6       1.2      836      4.0
Idaho....................          54.1         623.8       1.1      697      4.7
Illinois.................         386.7       5,629.1       1.6      958      4.6
Indiana..................         159.5       2,797.5       2.1      785      5.8
Iowa.....................          93.3       1,466.9       1.6      760      5.6
Kansas...................          88.5       1,311.7       1.1      772      5.6
Kentucky.................         108.3       1,757.4       1.7      764      4.8
Louisiana................         125.2       1,852.3       0.9      821      3.9
Maine....................          49.4         595.6       0.9      734      2.9
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         163.0       2,497.6       1.1    1,023      5.9
Massachusetts............         231.3       3,227.8       1.8    1,114      4.1
Michigan.................         243.1       3,920.5       2.4      876      4.4
Minnesota................         167.9       2,642.8       2.5      916      4.8
Mississippi..............          69.2       1,081.3       0.1      681      4.4
Missouri.................         175.1       2,610.3       0.6      804      5.2
Montana..................          42.2         433.9       1.3      687      6.2
Nebraska.................          60.8         905.0       0.5      747      5.7
Nevada...................          72.0       1,122.0       1.3      845      3.8
New Hampshire............          48.5         613.2       0.7      903      5.6
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         263.5       3,774.1       0.6    1,069      4.3
New Mexico...............          55.1         788.7       0.4      779      4.7
New York.................         599.6       8,511.6       1.7    1,099      4.0
North Carolina...........         255.9       3,863.6       1.3      809      5.3
North Dakota.............          27.6         390.8       6.7      820     12.9
Ohio.....................         288.7       5,015.3       1.4      834      5.6
Oklahoma.................         102.7       1,518.5       1.8      785      8.3
Oregon...................         131.8       1,645.0       1.4      835      5.7
Pennsylvania.............         345.7       5,550.9       0.9      912      6.2
Rhode Island.............          35.0         456.8       0.3      871      5.3
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         111.9       1,789.9       1.4      746      4.8
South Dakota.............          31.2         398.9       1.3      684      3.6
Tennessee................         139.1       2,631.4       2.1      819      5.3
Texas....................         583.2      10,480.4       2.7      931      6.2
Utah.....................          84.2       1,192.9       2.9      779      5.1
Vermont..................          24.2         297.0       0.8      778      3.3
Virginia.................         234.2       3,602.5       1.6      974      4.7
Washington...............         235.4       2,905.4       1.7    1,011      6.1
West Virginia............          48.8         710.8       1.6      742      5.8
Wisconsin................         159.7       2,697.9       1.4      792      5.6
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.3         284.0       1.6      832      5.1
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          50.8         910.3      -0.2      506      1.2
Virgin Islands...........           3.6          42.7      -1.5      718     -5.2

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment
Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(4) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the
Virgin Islands.





Last Modified Date: March 28, 2012