County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, March 29, 2011 USDL-11-0434 
 
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 2010 
 
From September 2009 to September 2010, employment increased in 162 of 
the 326 largest U.S. counties according to preliminary data, the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Elkhart, Ind., posted the 
largest percentage increase, with a gain of 6.8 percent over the 
year, compared with national job growth of 0.2 percent. Within 
Elkhart, the largest employment increase occurred in manufacturing, 
which gained 5,570 jobs over the year (14.2 percent). Sacramento, 
Calif., experienced the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in 
employment among the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 3.7 
percent. Within Sacramento, state government had the largest 
percentage decrease in employment with a loss of 7.5 percent. 
 
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 3.4 percent 
to $870 in the third quarter of 2010. Among the large counties in the 
U.S., Rock Island, Ill., had the largest over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages in the third quarter of 2010 with a gain of 12.2 
percent. Within Rock Island, professional and business services had 
the largest impact on the county’s over-the-year increase in average 
weekly wages. Sacramento, Calif., experienced the only decline in 
average weekly wages among the largest U.S. counties with a loss of 
2.2 percent over the year. County employment and wage data are 
compiled under the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) 
program. 

Table A.  Top 10 large counties ranked by September 2010 employment, September 2009-10 employment 
increase, and September 2009-10 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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     September 2010 employment    |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |         September 2009-10        |         September 2009-10
                                  |            (thousands)           |                  
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 United States           128,440.4| United States               310.8| United States                 0.2
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,844.5| New York, N.Y.               26.9| Elkhart, Ind.                 6.8
 Cook, Ill.                2,354.8| Harris, Texas                21.2| Denton, Texas                 3.2
 New York, N.Y.            2,273.0| Washington, D.C.             13.7| Bell, Texas                   3.1
 Harris, Texas             1,995.8| Dallas, Texas                12.7| Arlington, Va.                3.1
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,597.0| Hennepin, Minn.              11.0| Washington, Pa.               2.7
 Dallas, Texas             1,415.0| Travis, Texas                10.9| Benton, Wash.                 2.6
 Orange, Calif.            1,348.8| Kings, N.Y.                   9.7| Washtenaw, Mich.              2.5
 San Diego, Calif.         1,238.6| Philadelphia, Pa.             9.7| Boone, Mo.                    2.5
 King, Wash.               1,121.8| Fairfax, Va.                  7.5| Brazoria, Texas               2.5
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            940.9| Bexar, Texas                  7.4| Hamilton, Tenn.               2.4
                                  |                                  | Collin, Texas                 2.4
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Large County Employment 
 
In September 2010, national employment, as measured by the QCEW 
program, was 128.4 million, up by 0.2 percent, or 310,800 workers, 
from September 2009. The 326 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more 
employees accounted for 70.6 percent of total U.S. employment and 
76.1 percent of total wages. These 326 counties had a net job growth 
of 80,826 over the year, accounting for 26.0 percent of the overall 
U.S. employment increase. 
 
Elkhart, Ind., had the largest percentage increase in employment 
among the largest U.S. counties. The top five counties with the 
greatest increases in employment level (New York, N.Y.; Harris, 
Texas; Washington, D.C.; Dallas, Texas; and Hennepin, Minn.) had a 
combined over-the-year gain of 85,500, or 27.5 percent of the 
employment increase for the U.S.  
 
Employment declined in 149 of the large counties from September 2009 
to September 2010. Sacramento, Calif., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-3.7 percent) in the nation. At 
the supersector level, public administration within state government 
was the largest contributor to the decrease in employment with a loss 
of 7.1 percent. San Joaquin, Calif., experienced the second largest 
employment decrease, followed by Marion, Fla., East Baton Rouge, La., 
and Pinellas, Fla. 
 
Table B.  Top 10 large counties ranked by third quarter 2010 average weekly wages, third quarter 2009-10
increase in average weekly wages, and third quarter 2009-10 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 2010       |    wage, third quarter 2009-10   |         weekly wage, third
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2009-10
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $870| United States                 $29| United States                 3.4
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 Santa Clara, Calif.        $1,662| Santa Clara, Calif.          $153| Rock Island, Ill.            12.2
 New York, N.Y.              1,572| Rock Island, Ill.             105| Benton, Ark.                 10.4
 Arlington, Va.              1,505| Middlesex, Mass.               98| Santa Clara, Calif.          10.1
 Washington, D.C.            1,471| Arlington, Va.                 92| Anoka, Minn.                  8.9
 Fairfax, Va.                1,374| Benton, Ark.                   79| Butler, Pa.                   8.8
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,358| Washington, Ore.               71| Clay, Mo.                     8.5
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,351| Fairfield, Conn.               70| Middlesex, Mass.              8.3
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,346| New York, N.Y.                 70| Lake, Ind.                    7.4
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,339| Clay, Mo.                      69| Washington, Ore.              7.3
 Middlesex, Mass.            1,285| Anoka, Minn.                   68| Tuscaloosa, Ala.              7.1
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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 3.4 percent over the 
year in the third quarter of 2010. Among the 326 largest counties, 
319 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Rock Island, 
Ill., had the largest wage gain among the largest U.S. counties.  
 
Of the 326 largest counties, only one, Sacramento, Calif., 
experienced an average weekly wage decline with a loss of 2.2 percent 
over the year. Large declines in total wages (-19.1 percent) within 
state government contributed significantly to the county’s overall 
average weekly wage loss. Orleans, La., had the smallest overall 
increase among the counties, followed by San Luis Obispo, Calif., 
Prince Georges, Md., and Marion, Ore. 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
Six of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percent 
increases in employment in September 2010. New York, N.Y., 
experienced the largest gain in employment among the 10 largest 
counties with a 1.2 percent increase. Within New York, professional 
and business services had the largest over-the-year increase among 
all private industry groups with a gain of 8,396 workers (1.9 
percent). (See table 2.) Los Angeles, Calif., experienced the largest 
decline in employment among the 10 largest counties.  
 
All of the 10 largest U.S. counties saw an over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages. New York, N.Y., and King, Wash., experienced 
the largest increase in average weekly wages among the 10 largest 
counties with a gain of 4.7 percent each. Within New York, the 
largest impact on the county’s average weekly wage growth occurred in 
financial activities, where total wages increased by $832.0 million 
over the year (6.7 percent). In King County, information had the 
largest impact on average weekly wage growth with an increase of 
$227.6 million over the year (6.5 percent). Miami-Dade, Fla., had the 
smallest wage increase among the 10 largest counties. 
                     
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and 
for the 326 U.S. counties with annual average employment levels of 
75,000 or more in 2009. September 2010 employment and 2010 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 9.0 million employer reports cover 128.4 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 2010 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 2010 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 30, 2011. 





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 2007 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2010 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 327 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2009 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2010 data, two counties have been added to the publication tables: St. Tammany
Parish, La., and Benton, Wash. These counties will be included in all 2010 quarter-
ly releases. Ten counties, Shelby, Ala.; Butte, Calif.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, 
Iowa; Saratoga, N.Y.; Trumbull, Ohio; Warren, Ohio; Kent, R.I.; Gregg, Texas; and 
Racine, Wis., which were published in the 2009 releases, will be excluded from this 
and future 2010 releases because their 2009 annual average employment levels were 
less than 75,000. 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- |  400,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.0   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2010    |  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 2009. 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 2009, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 128.6 million jobs. The estimated 
123.6 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.1 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $5.859 trillion in pay, representing 93.4 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.5 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 2009 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 

An annual bulletin, Employment and Wages Annual Averages, features comprehensive
information by detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation
and all states. The 2009 edition of this bulletin contains selected data produced 
by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data 
from the first quarter 2010 version of this news release. This web-only publication has 
replaced the annual print bulletin, Employment and Wages Annual Averages. The March 2010 
issue of this annual bulletin was the final one to be issued on paper. Tables and 
additional content from the 2009 Employment and Wages Annual Bulletin are now available 
online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn09.htm. 

News releases on quarterly measures of gross job flows also are available upon re-
quest 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). 

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral phone number: 1-
800-877-8339.





Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 327 largest counties,
third quarter 2010(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          third quarter                Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2010       September    change,      by    Average   change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2010     September  percent   weekly    third    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2009-10(5)   change    wage    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2009-10(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,044.4     128,440.4       0.2         -     $870       3.4         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.8         329.4      -1.0       258      882       2.4       214 
Madison, AL..............           8.7         178.0      -0.4       203    1,004       3.8        97 
Mobile, AL...............           9.9         167.0       2.2        16      769       3.2       146 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.4         128.4      -1.1       264      779       4.3        62 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.3          83.2       1.4        46      783       7.1        10 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.1         152.1       1.0        68      975       3.3       137 
Maricopa, AZ.............          95.0       1,597.0      -0.5       211      859       2.4       214 
Pima, AZ.................          19.3         341.4      -2.0       309      769       2.1       233 
Benton, AR...............           5.4          93.0       1.0        68      835      10.4         2 
Pulaski, AR..............          15.1         244.1       0.8        87      797       0.9       301 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          90.6       2.0        18      721       4.3        62 
Alameda, CA..............          54.6         631.0      -0.8       242    1,155       4.2        71 
Contra Costa, CA.........          29.3         314.2      -1.3       276    1,050       2.2       223 
Fresno, CA...............          30.2         346.4      -0.6       219      684       2.1       233 
Kern, CA.................          17.7         279.3       1.3        52      747       2.3       221 
Los Angeles, CA..........         427.0       3,844.5      -0.8       242      972       3.1       158 
Marin, CA................          11.6         101.7       1.5        37    1,027       1.5       275 
Monterey, CA.............          12.8         179.1       0.6       107      752       1.1       294 
Orange, CA...............         101.7       1,348.8      -0.1       172      975       2.8       183 
Placer, CA...............          10.6         124.6       0.3       131      849       1.3       284 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          47.8         544.1      -1.4       283      721       1.3       284 
Sacramento, CA...........          52.9         570.8      -3.7       320      920      -2.2       320 
San Bernardino, CA.......          49.6         588.3      -1.3       276      756       1.3       284 
San Diego, CA............          97.7       1,238.6       0.4       128      943       2.7       193 
San Francisco, CA........          53.3         549.7       0.9        73    1,358       3.7       108 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.0         203.9      -3.3       319      759       1.9       256 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.5          98.6      -0.6       219      722       0.3       316 
San Mateo, CA............          23.8         317.9       0.2       142    1,351       3.4       128 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.3         178.4      -0.2       186      831       4.0        83 
Santa Clara, CA..........          61.0         845.2       0.8        87    1,662      10.1         3 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.0          96.4      -0.9       249      782       3.2       146 
Solano, CA...............          10.0         122.0      -1.4       283      856       1.5       275 
Sonoma, CA...............          18.6         177.7      -0.2       186      840       2.1       233 
Stanislaus, CA...........          14.9         166.1       0.5       120      741       0.5       314 
Tulare, CA...............           9.3         148.4      -0.7       230      610       1.0       298 
Ventura, CA..............          23.5         293.6      -0.3       194      887       2.7       193 
Yolo, CA.................           6.0          97.2      -2.2       313      862       2.6       202 
Adams, CO................           9.0         148.4      -1.1       264      813       3.0       167 
Arapahoe, CO.............          19.0         270.3      -0.3       194    1,016       2.1       233 
Boulder, CO..............          13.0         152.5       0.2       142    1,038       6.6        12 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.5         423.6       1.5        37    1,049       0.9       301 
Douglas, CO..............           9.6          90.1       0.1       152      925       2.1       233 
El Paso, CO..............          17.0         233.2      -0.3       194      825       3.3       137 
Jefferson, CO............          18.1         202.9      -0.6       219      905       3.1       158 
Larimer, CO..............          10.1         128.6       1.0        68      783       1.2       291 
Weld, CO.................           5.9          79.0      -0.1       172      755       5.3        29 
Fairfield, CT............          32.8         401.1       0.6       107    1,339       5.5        27 
Hartford, CT.............          25.3         485.1       0.1       152    1,065       4.3        62 
New Haven, CT............          22.3         349.2       0.2       142      941       3.2       146 
New London, CT...........           7.0         125.0      -1.2       271      899       3.5       122 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.7         263.2      -0.1       172    1,013       2.8       183 
Washington, DC...........          35.0         693.8       2.0        18    1,471       1.2       291 
Alachua, FL..............           6.6         115.3      -0.9       249      773       3.8        97 
Brevard, FL..............          14.5         186.1      -0.9       249      840       3.8        97 
Broward, FL..............          62.2         673.2      -0.5       211      824       3.1       158 
Collier, FL..............          11.6         105.6       0.3       131      762       3.1       158 
Duval, FL................          26.7         432.2       0.6       107      832       2.5       209 
Escambia, FL.............           8.0         119.6      -0.4       203      695       2.1       233 
Hillsborough, FL.........          36.8         556.8      -0.7       230      844       1.7       266 
Lake, FL.................           7.2          77.3      -1.7       300      620       4.2        71 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.5         187.0      -0.7       230      710       0.9       301 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         137.8      -1.1       264      762       2.0       246 
Manatee, FL..............           9.1          99.3      -0.9       249      681       0.6       310 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          88.1      -2.6       317      611       0.8       306 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          85.0         940.9       0.3       131      853       1.5       275 
Okaloosa, FL.............           6.1          74.5      -2.1       311      727       3.0       167 
Orange, FL...............          35.2         644.4       0.8        87      782       2.9       175 
Palm Beach, FL...........          48.6         478.0      -0.7       230      841       3.6       116 
Pasco, FL................           9.8          95.8       1.3        52      609       3.4       128 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.5         378.5      -2.4       316      760       3.7       108 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.3         186.0      -0.6       219      699       2.8       183 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.4         129.7      -1.5       291      720       2.0       246 
Seminole, FL.............          13.9         154.5      -1.3       276      712       2.0       246 
Volusia, FL..............          13.3         147.5      -2.2       313      640       3.6       116 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          78.8      -1.7       300      694       1.8       261 
Chatham, GA..............           7.6         127.6       0.2       142      746       2.1       233 
Clayton, GA..............           4.3         101.7       (7)         -      800       (7)         - 
Cobb, GA.................          20.7         283.8       0.0       163      911       3.3       137 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.5         271.6      -1.2       271      923       2.7       193 
Fulton, GA...............          39.7         704.3       0.6       107    1,122       2.2       223 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          23.5         296.0       0.9        73      848       1.4       282 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          91.6       0.1       152      708       1.3       284 
Richmond, GA.............           4.7          96.4      -0.5       211      769       2.4       214 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.8         429.5       0.2       142      834       2.0       246 
Ada, ID..................          14.2         193.0       0.2       142      778       2.9       175 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          87.9      -0.8       242      770       3.4       128 
Cook, IL.................         143.4       2,354.8      -0.4       203    1,008       3.2       146 
Du Page, IL..............          36.3         546.9       (7)         -    1,010       4.4        59 
Kane, IL.................          13.0         191.2      -0.9       249      784       2.6       202 
Lake, IL.................          21.4         311.7      -1.2       271    1,052       5.1        32 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          94.5      -1.5       291      735       4.3        62 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          85.3       (7)         -      871       3.9        90 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          93.6       0.0       163      735       2.7       193 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7          99.8       1.9        23      841       5.1        32 
Rock Island, IL..........           3.5          74.7       0.5       120      964      12.2         1 
St. Clair, IL............           5.5          93.9      -0.1       172      730       2.2       223 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         128.0       1.4        46      907       3.1       158 
Will, IL.................          14.4         195.7       0.8        87      773       3.5       122 
Winnebago, IL............           6.9         123.7       0.1       152      759       2.8       183 
Allen, IN................           8.9         171.8       1.1        61      738       5.0        42 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.8         102.3       6.8         1      716       5.1        32 
Hamilton, IN.............           7.9         109.2       0.5       120      829       4.1        75 
Lake, IN.................          10.2         181.9      -1.2       271      786       7.4         8 
Marion, IN...............          23.5         546.0      -0.1       172      881       3.0       167 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         115.8       0.1       152      716       1.1       294 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         104.6       0.9        73      720       2.7       193 
Linn, IA.................           6.2         124.6       1.0        68      826       3.3       137 
Polk, IA.................          14.7         265.0      -1.3       276      856       2.9       175 
Scott, IA................           5.2          85.4       0.0       163      721       4.9        45 
Johnson, KS..............          20.9         295.9      -0.7       230      891       3.7       108 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.4         237.3      -1.7       300      780       3.3       137 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          92.8      -0.7       230      736       2.2       223 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.2          80.1       1.7        32      827       1.1       294 
Fayette, KY..............           9.5         174.1       1.6        33      782       2.2       223 
Jefferson, KY............          22.4         410.4       0.3       131      845       4.1        75 
Caddo, LA................           7.7         120.5       0.5       120      750       6.1        17 
Calcasieu, LA............           5.1          81.5      -1.7       300      760       4.4        59 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          15.1         253.1      -2.6       317      825       1.2       291 
Jefferson, LA............          14.6         192.5      -0.1       172      825       4.8        47 
Lafayette, LA............           9.4         130.9       1.4        46      851       6.6        12 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          11.4         169.2       1.5        37      924       0.1       319 
St. Tammany, LA..........           7.7          74.8       0.0       163      761       (7)         - 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.3         168.2      -0.2       186      791       2.5       209 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.4         228.5       0.7        96      941       (7)         - 
Baltimore, MD............          21.2         360.2      -0.6       219      904       3.2       146 
Frederick, MD............           5.9          93.0       0.9        73      870       2.6       202 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          81.7       1.1        61      882       5.1        32 
Howard, MD...............           8.8         147.2       1.8        28    1,045       2.2       223 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.5         446.3       0.9        73    1,189       3.3       137 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.6         300.8       0.0       163      953       0.3       316 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.6         324.6      -0.4       203    1,001       1.7       266 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.2          94.9       0.3       131      720       2.1       233 
Bristol, MA..............          16.2         208.7       0.6       107      785       3.8        97 
Essex, MA................          21.4         296.3       1.5        37      932       5.1        32 
Hampden, MA..............          15.0         194.7       0.7        96      805       1.0       298 
Middlesex, MA............          48.8         804.4       0.6       107    1,285       8.3         7 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.3         314.2       0.7        96    1,004       4.1        75 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.2         172.4       0.1       152      811       2.8       183 
Suffolk, MA..............          22.8         572.7       1.2        58    1,346       1.4       282 
Worcester, MA............          21.3         310.3       0.9        73      905       6.1        17 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.5         126.3      -1.7       300      740       2.9       175 
Ingham, MI...............           6.5         152.8       1.2        58      852       4.0        83 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.4         107.7      -1.0       258      793       3.4       128 
Kent, MI.................          13.9         312.7       2.3        12      780       1.7       266 
Macomb, MI...............          17.1         277.4       1.9        23      889       4.2        71 
Oakland, MI..............          37.6         614.3      -0.1       172      968       3.1       158 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.6         104.5       1.9        23      720       5.0        42 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.2          80.1      -0.3       194      750       6.8        11 
Washtenaw, MI............           8.1         187.6       2.5         7      963       0.8       306 
Wayne, MI................          31.3         663.0       0.1       152      964       5.1        32 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.1         105.0      -1.1       264      831       8.9         4 
Dakota, MN...............           9.6         166.1       0.1       152      821       3.1       158 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.3         806.1       1.4        46    1,090       4.0        83 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.3          87.1      -0.8       242      919       2.9       175 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.9         317.9      -0.1       172      969       5.4        28 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          93.5       0.7        96      717       4.5        55 
Stearns, MN..............           4.3          78.1       0.7        96      731       4.0        83 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          82.3      -1.6       297      665       2.2       223 
Hinds, MS................           6.1         121.8      -2.0       309      771       1.7       266 
Boone, MO................           4.5          82.7       2.5         7      702       1.6       272 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          90.9      -0.4       203      879       8.5         6 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         146.8      -1.6       297      684       2.7       193 
Jackson, MO..............          18.1         340.6      -1.4       283      870       2.4       214 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.2         122.5       2.3        12      703       2.5       209 
St. Louis, MO............          31.7         560.8      -1.5       291      913       2.1       233 
St. Louis City, MO.......           8.7         216.4      -1.8       306      942       3.4       128 
Yellowstone, MT..........           5.9          76.1      -0.6       219      711       3.0       167 
Douglas, NE..............          15.8         311.0       0.1       152      817       2.8       183 
Lancaster, NE............           8.1         154.0      -0.1       172      708       1.3       284 
Clark, NV................          47.0         792.7      -2.1       311      810       0.6       310 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.6         185.2      -1.5       291      816       2.1       233 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.9         185.1      -0.3       194      945       1.5       275 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.6         134.3       1.1        61      823       4.0        83 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.8         136.4      -1.4       283      765       3.9        90 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.6         424.6      -0.1       172    1,058       2.1       233 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.1         191.0      -1.9       308      941       3.9        90 
Camden, NJ...............          12.7         193.1      -1.5       291      876       3.7       108 
Essex, NJ................          20.9         332.8      -1.8       306    1,088       3.1       158 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.3          97.1      -2.3       315      803       5.9        20 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.8         227.4      -0.8       242    1,234       5.1        32 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.1         226.9       1.3        52    1,104       3.2       146 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.9         375.8      -0.6       219    1,052       3.0       167 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.3         245.5      -0.2       186      904       1.8       261 
Morris, NJ...............          17.6         267.5      -0.7       230    1,238       (7)         - 
Ocean, NJ................          12.3         149.4      -0.7       230      712       1.7       266 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.3         169.6       1.8        28      903       1.5       275 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.1         163.9      -0.5       211    1,255       1.0       298 
Union, NJ................          14.7         218.1      -0.2       186    1,074       2.5       209 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.6         312.1      -1.5       291      796       1.9       256 
Albany, NY...............           9.9         217.0      -1.4       283      945       4.8        47 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          16.8         232.6       0.6       107      876       2.9       175 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          91.5      -1.4       283      716       3.9        90 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.1         110.3      -0.1       172      904       1.8       261 
Erie, NY.................          23.6         450.3       0.3       131      773       4.6        54 
Kings, NY................          49.8         489.2       2.0        18      755       2.2       223 
Monroe, NY...............          18.0         368.4       0.3       131      853       5.7        23 
Nassau, NY...............          52.5         582.0      -0.2       186      966       4.3        62 
New York, NY.............         120.9       2,273.0       1.2        58    1,572       4.7        50 
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         106.6      -1.3       276      713       5.3        29 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.8         241.1      -1.0       258      816       4.2        71 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............          10.0         129.8       0.6       107      751       3.0       167 
Queens, NY...............          45.2         494.5       0.7        96      845       0.8       306 
Richmond, NY.............           8.9          93.1       1.1        61      782       2.8       183 
Rockland, NY.............           9.9         111.4      -0.3       194      928       2.8       183 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.5         607.8       0.5       120      997       4.3        62 
Westchester, NY..........          36.1         399.1      -0.4       203    1,109       4.7        50 
Buncombe, NC.............           7.8         111.3       1.5        37      698       4.5        55 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          77.1       0.9        73      672       4.8        47 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.2         117.0      -0.8       242      734       6.2        16 
Durham, NC...............           7.2         177.6      -1.4       283    1,156       0.5       314 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           8.9         172.2      -1.4       283      792       3.4       128 
Guilford, NC.............          14.1         257.3       0.2       142      783       3.8        97 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.0         533.8      -0.2       186      972       2.2       223 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.2          96.0      -0.3       194      735       3.2       146 
Wake, NC.................          28.4         431.8       0.6       107      861       3.2       146 
Cass, ND.................           5.9         100.2       1.1        61      759       3.4       128 
Butler, OH...............           7.3         138.1       0.6       107      783       5.0        42 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          36.0         686.2       0.0       163      882       3.5       122 
Franklin, OH.............          29.3         649.5       0.9        73      890       4.5        55 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.3         482.9      -1.1       264      960       3.7       108 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          93.4       0.8        87      719       3.8        97 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          92.8       0.7        96      712       4.7        50 
Lucas, OH................          10.4         200.2       0.5       120      768       3.4       128 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.1          97.4       0.2       142      636       3.2       146 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.3         239.5      -0.7       230      784       2.9       175 
Stark, OH................           8.8         149.4       0.4       128      678       4.3        62 
Summit, OH...............          14.5         253.2       0.0       163      777       2.6       202 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.2         411.9       0.8        87      813       1.6       272 
Tulsa, OK................          20.1         326.9      -1.3       276      795       2.7       193 
Clackamas, OR............          12.5         137.4      -0.1       172      803       2.6       202 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.5          76.4      -1.1       264      651       0.9       301 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         134.8      -0.3       194      680       1.3       284 
Marion, OR...............           9.3         136.4      -0.7       230      693       0.3       316 
Multnomah, OR............          28.7         422.0       0.6       107      893       3.2       146 
Washington, OR...........          16.1         237.4       2.3        12    1,042       7.3         9 
Allegheny, PA............          34.8         671.7       0.9        73      917       4.4        59 
Berks, PA................           8.9         161.8       0.9        73      792       3.9        90 
Bucks, PA................          19.5         249.0       0.3       131      842       2.2       223 
Butler, PA...............           4.8          80.3       1.9        23      795       8.8         5 
Chester, PA..............          14.8         234.8       0.5       120    1,069       3.7       108 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.0         119.8      -0.5       211      809       3.2       146 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.4         175.7      -1.2       271      846       3.0       167 
Delaware, PA.............          13.4         203.8       0.8        87      924       4.3        62 
Erie, PA.................           7.6         123.7       2.0        18      716       5.9        20 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.8          97.1      -1.0       258      682       3.5       122 
Lancaster, PA............          12.3         218.0       0.1       152      745       1.8       261 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.6         171.4       0.9        73      870       2.4       214 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         137.8       0.3       131      699       4.5        55 
Montgomery, PA...........          26.9         458.0      -0.9       249    1,058       3.8        97 
Northampton, PA..........           6.4          97.7       0.4       128      780       4.1        75 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          32.8         627.8       1.6        33    1,054       3.4       128 
Washington, PA...........           5.5          80.8       2.7         5      809       6.6        12 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.3         132.1       0.7        96      722       5.6        26 
York, PA.................           9.0         169.4       0.3       131      781       4.3        62 
Providence, RI...........          17.5         268.7       0.7        96      859       4.1        75 
Charleston, SC...........          11.7         204.8       1.6        33      768       3.2       146 
Greenville, SC...........          12.0         224.8       1.8        28      758       3.8        97 
Horry, SC................           7.7         108.9      -1.0       258      541       1.5       275 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          92.4      -1.3       276      670       4.0        83 
Richland, SC.............           8.9         201.6      -0.6       219      785       2.1       233 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.9         110.6      -0.4       203      748       3.6       116 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         112.5      -0.5       211      760       5.1        32 
Davidson, TN.............          18.1         418.3       0.3       131      886       3.3       137 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         180.8       2.4        10      780       5.1        32 
Knox, TN.................          10.8         217.4       0.8        87      748       4.0        83 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.3          94.7       (7)         -      769       (7)         - 
Shelby, TN...............          19.1         463.8      -1.1       264      903       5.7        23 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          87.8       (7)         -      901       0.8       306 
Bell, TX.................           4.7         105.9       3.1         3      748       (7)         - 
Bexar, TX................          33.5         719.5       1.0        68      778       3.3       137 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.8          86.3       2.5         7      839       5.7        23 
Brazos, TX...............           3.9          88.4       (7)         -      664       1.8       261 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         123.8       1.1        61      560       1.3       284 
Collin, TX...............          18.0         285.9       2.4        10      999       2.0       246 
Dallas, TX...............          67.8       1,415.0       0.9        73    1,032       2.0       246 
Denton, TX...............          11.0         172.6       3.2         2      761       1.7       266 
El Paso, TX..............          13.6         271.1       2.2        16      636       2.7       193 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.0         131.0       1.3        52      879       2.3       221 
Galveston, TX............           5.2          94.1       1.5        37      809       0.9       301 
Harris, TX...............         100.0       1,995.8       1.1        61    1,083       3.9        90 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          10.8         216.8       1.5        37      575       2.0       246 
Jefferson, TX............           6.0         120.0       1.8        28      867       3.3       137 
Lubbock, TX..............           6.9         122.1      -0.3       194      666       3.9        90 
McLennan, TX.............           4.8         100.7      -0.9       249      727       5.1        32 
Montgomery, TX...........           8.6         128.0       2.3        12      808       5.2        31 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         152.4       1.5        37      745       3.8        97 
Potter, TX...............           3.8          74.2       0.7        96      745       3.5       122 
Smith, TX................           5.4          91.5       0.8        87      767       4.1        75 
Tarrant, TX..............          37.5         743.5       0.7        96      881       4.9        45 
Travis, TX...............          29.9         568.4       2.0        18      967       3.6       116 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.7          85.2       1.4        46      595       3.7       108 
Williamson, TX...........           7.5         120.2       1.5        37      793       1.1       294 
Davis, UT................           7.1         101.5       0.9        73      699       2.5       209 
Salt Lake, UT............          36.7         559.2       0.5       120      822       2.0       246 
Utah, UT.................          12.7         165.9       0.9        73      687       3.5       122 
Weber, UT................           5.5          87.9      -1.0       258      661       0.6       310 
Chittenden, VT...........           5.9          93.9       1.9        23      870       2.0       246 
Arlington, VA............           8.1         163.2       3.1         3    1,505       6.5        15 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.6         112.8      -0.5       211      806       3.6       116 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.2         576.7       1.3        52    1,374       4.1        75 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............           9.7         168.0      -0.1       172      882       3.6       116 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.4         131.4       1.6        33    1,038       2.4       214 
Prince William, VA.......           7.5         104.1       1.3        52      801       1.5       275 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.2          95.3      -1.6       297    1,247       3.1       158 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.7          95.1       0.2       142      708       1.9       256 
Newport News City, VA....           3.9          95.0      -0.4       203      803       1.9       256 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         135.8      -0.9       249      849       2.9       175 
Richmond City, VA........           7.2         148.1      -0.5       211      964       1.6       272 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.4         164.0      -0.6       219      692       3.7       108 
Benton, WA...............           5.7          81.8       2.6         6      959       6.1        17 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.4         127.6       0.0       163      799       2.7       193 
King, WA.................          83.0       1,121.8       0.1       152    1,234       4.7        50 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.8          80.7      -0.9       249      821       3.0       167 
Pierce, WA...............          22.0         264.4      -0.2       186      821       2.6       202 
Snohomish, WA............          19.2         240.5      -0.6       219      937       5.9        20 
Spokane, WA..............          16.3         197.7      -1.7       300      737       2.4       214 
Thurston, WA.............           7.4          96.4      -0.7       230      813       0.6       310 
Whatcom, WA..............           7.1          78.2      -0.6       219      709       2.6       202 
Yakima, WA...............           9.1         111.3      -0.8       242      599       2.0       246 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         105.4       0.0       163      772       2.8       183 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.5         144.1       0.6       107      773       3.8        97 
Dane, WI.................          13.8         294.4       0.6       107      837       1.9       256 
Milwaukee, WI............          21.2         467.3      -0.7       230      856       2.8       183 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         100.4      -0.1       172      737       4.1        75 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.7         220.6       0.2       142      865       3.8        97 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          89.0       1.4        46      792       2.1       233 
San Juan, PR.............          11.6         256.5      -3.8       (8)      608       2.5       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 326 U.S. counties comprise 70.6 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 2010(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               third quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2010                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)    September    change,  Average   change, 
                                                                  2010     September  weekly    third  
                                                              (thousands) 2009-10(4)   wage    quarter 
                                                                                             2009-10(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,044.4     128,440.4       0.2     $870       3.4 
  Private industry...........................       8,746.3     107,007.4       0.4      861       4.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............         126.9       1,926.7       3.3      884       5.7 
    Construction.............................         796.6       5,686.9      -4.6      946       1.3 
    Manufacturing............................         343.4      11,584.3      -0.3    1,074       6.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,877.4      24,381.8      -0.2      742       4.4 
    Information..............................         144.5       2,701.5      -2.3    1,416       7.4 
    Financial activities.....................         818.0       7,379.9      -1.7    1,235       4.6 
    Professional and business services.......       1,544.9      16,869.8       3.3    1,093       3.1 
    Education and health services............         893.5      18,661.9       1.9      842       2.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         748.6      13,292.8       0.7      370       3.6 
    Other services...........................       1,267.9       4,342.8      -0.1      562       3.5 
  Government.................................         298.0      21,433.0      -0.8      918       1.2 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         427.0       3,844.5      -0.8      972       3.1 
  Private industry...........................         421.4       3,311.1      -0.3      948       3.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.8       5.9    1,903      45.9 
    Construction.............................          13.0         104.2      -9.3    1,010      -1.6 
    Manufacturing............................          13.5         374.1      -1.7    1,079       4.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          52.2         732.2       0.1      783       2.9 
    Information..............................           8.5         196.9       1.2    1,644       3.1 
    Financial activities.....................          22.4         209.4      -1.1    1,456       8.4 
    Professional and business services.......          42.0         528.2       0.9    1,145       1.1 
    Education and health services............          29.0         508.8       2.6      931       2.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          27.1         390.4       0.9      544       2.6 
    Other services...........................         200.8         248.5      -5.9      451       7.9 
  Government.................................           5.6         533.4      -4.0    1,123       1.1 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         143.4       2,354.8      -0.4    1,008       3.2 
  Private industry...........................         142.0       2,055.8      -0.1    1,000       3.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.0      -8.4    1,051       7.5 
    Construction.............................          12.2          67.2     -10.0    1,228      -3.3 
    Manufacturing............................           6.7         194.3      -1.0    1,069       6.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.7         428.9       0.2      784       3.2 
    Information..............................           2.6          51.0      -3.5    1,439       6.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.4         187.9      -2.8    1,644       7.6 
    Professional and business services.......          30.2         407.7       2.6    1,259       1.7 
    Education and health services............          14.9         391.0       (6)      903       (6) 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.4         230.9       0.2      463       4.5 
    Other services...........................          15.4          92.5       (6)      761       5.3 
  Government.................................           1.4         298.9      -2.5    1,067       1.5 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         120.9       2,273.0       1.2    1,572       4.7 
  Private industry...........................         120.6       1,834.9       1.6    1,685       4.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1      -5.0    1,853      -9.3 
    Construction.............................           2.2          30.5      -7.0    1,608       3.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          26.7      -2.5    1,256       6.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.1         233.4       2.2    1,130       2.4 
    Information..............................           4.4         131.0      -0.8    2,042       7.8 
    Financial activities.....................          19.0         348.8       1.3    2,903       5.5 
    Professional and business services.......          25.6         458.2       1.9    1,880       3.8 
    Education and health services............           9.1         290.0       1.7    1,147       5.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.3         223.3       3.2      756       3.7 
    Other services...........................          18.6          86.3       0.2    1,026       9.5 
  Government.................................           0.3         438.1      -0.6    1,098       3.8 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         100.0       1,995.8       1.1    1,083       3.9 
  Private industry...........................          99.4       1,734.1       1.0    1,095       4.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          75.2       4.0    2,692       3.9 
    Construction.............................           6.5         133.6      -3.4    1,038       0.6 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         169.0       0.4    1,357       6.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.5         415.8       0.2      969       5.4 
    Information..............................           1.3          27.9      -5.1    1,298       6.1 
    Financial activities.....................          10.4         111.4      -2.8    1,283       5.5 
    Professional and business services.......          19.8         322.3       2.8    1,310       4.6 
    Education and health services............          11.1         238.7       3.5      902       3.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.0         179.2       1.2      398       2.3 
    Other services...........................          13.2          59.8       3.0      620       2.1 
  Government.................................           0.6         261.7       (6)    1,003       (6) 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.0       1,597.0      -0.5      859       2.4 
  Private industry...........................          94.3       1,382.4      -0.3      851       2.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.5     -12.0      787       9.8 
    Construction.............................           8.9          80.4     -10.0      892       2.4 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         106.6      -2.6    1,250       9.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.0         328.7      -1.0      797       4.2 
    Information..............................           1.5          26.7       1.3    1,118       2.2 
    Financial activities.....................          11.3         131.2      -2.1    1,025       2.9 
    Professional and business services.......          22.0         259.5       0.7      896       0.4 
    Education and health services............          10.4         231.5       (6)      919       (6) 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.9         165.5       0.3      409       3.0 
    Other services...........................           6.8          45.1      -0.3      571       2.5 
  Government.................................           0.7         214.6      -1.8      915      -0.7 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          67.8       1,415.0       0.9    1,032       2.0 
  Private industry...........................          67.3       1,246.2       0.9    1,035       2.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.4      10.9    2,861       0.1 
    Construction.............................           4.0          69.2      -3.6      944      -0.4 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         113.1      -3.8    1,174       2.2 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         279.8       0.1      961       2.9 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.1      -0.3    1,507       3.5 
    Financial activities.....................           8.5         136.0      -0.8    1,329       2.5 
    Professional and business services.......          14.8         261.7       3.7    1,175       1.2 
    Education and health services............           7.0         165.3       3.4      962       2.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.5         128.5       1.7      462       2.0 
    Other services...........................           7.0          38.2       1.7      642       1.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         168.9       1.0    1,005       1.5 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         101.7       1,348.8      -0.1      975       2.8 
  Private industry...........................         100.4       1,215.9       0.3      966       3.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.9      -1.9      620      -2.7 
    Construction.............................           6.4          67.9      -5.0    1,073      -3.1 
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         151.0      -0.4    1,244       9.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.4         243.5      -0.4      905       4.3 
    Information..............................           1.3          24.3      -8.2    1,463       8.0 
    Financial activities.....................           9.8         104.0       0.2    1,363       5.2 
    Professional and business services.......          18.8         244.0       2.0    1,092       0.3 
    Education and health services............          10.4         154.5       2.9      940       1.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         171.7       0.1      431       4.9 
    Other services...........................          20.7          48.4       0.5      539       2.5 
  Government.................................           1.4         132.9      -2.9    1,060       0.2 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................          97.7       1,238.6       0.4      943       2.7 
  Private industry...........................          96.3       1,021.5       0.4      917       2.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.7       5.6      582       0.7 
    Construction.............................           6.4          55.7      -5.5    1,045       0.6 
    Manufacturing............................           3.0          93.0       0.1    1,326       7.2 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.7         196.4      -0.3      742       1.6 
    Information..............................           1.2          25.0      -2.8    1,572      10.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.6          66.9      -1.4    1,119       4.0 
    Professional and business services.......          16.2         210.8       1.8    1,223       0.2 
    Education and health services............           8.4         145.5       2.8      907       2.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         157.4       0.3      425       4.9 
    Other services...........................          27.3          57.7       0.1      540      11.6 
  Government.................................           1.4         217.1       0.2    1,069       (6) 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          83.0       1,121.8       0.1    1,234       4.7 
  Private industry...........................          82.4         967.6       0.1    1,248       4.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.9      -4.4    1,162       9.5 
    Construction.............................           6.0          49.1      -8.8    1,134       1.1 
    Manufacturing............................           2.3          97.3      -2.4    1,455      10.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         204.5       0.4      977       6.8 
    Information..............................           1.8          79.9       1.0    3,605       6.4 
    Financial activities.....................           6.6          64.6      -4.4    1,297      -1.3 
    Professional and business services.......          14.3         177.8       3.2    1,329       4.7 
    Education and health services............           7.0         130.3       0.2      930       3.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         109.8      -0.1      456       0.2 
    Other services...........................          22.8          51.4       8.6      572      -4.7 
  Government.................................           0.6         154.2       0.1    1,142       (6) 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          85.0         940.9       0.3      853       1.5 
  Private industry...........................          84.7         797.9       0.7      819       1.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.8      -0.2      489       0.6 
    Construction.............................           5.3          31.4      -9.3      859      -0.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          34.7      -4.3      805       5.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.1         236.4       1.9      757       1.6 
    Information..............................           1.5          17.1      -1.5    1,289       5.5 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          60.4      -1.0    1,216       5.6 
    Professional and business services.......          17.8         121.5       0.4      993      -2.8 
    Education and health services............           9.6         149.6       1.0      862       4.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.3         104.8       3.7      497       4.6 
    Other services...........................           7.7          34.8       1.5      553       2.6 
  Government.................................           0.4         143.0      -1.8    1,047       1.1 

(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) 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 2010(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           third quarter                                         
          State                 2010                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)    September    change,  Average  change,
                                              2010     September  weekly   third 
                                          (thousands)   2009-10    wage   quarter
                                                                          2009-10
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,044.4     128,440.4       0.2     $870      3.4
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.8       1,813.9      -0.1      774      4.0
Alaska...................          21.4         333.5       1.3      926      4.4
Arizona..................         147.2       2,342.3      -0.9      821      2.6
Arkansas.................          85.6       1,147.0       0.8      684      3.8
California...............       1,347.5      14,469.7      -0.3      982      3.3
Colorado.................         173.2       2,183.8      -0.2      898      2.5
Connecticut..............         111.4       1,611.9       0.0    1,069      4.3
Delaware.................          28.4         404.7       0.8      902      2.4
District of Columbia.....          35.0         693.8       2.0    1,471      1.2
Florida..................         595.2       7,045.3       0.0      780      2.8
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         268.2       3,749.9      -0.1      823      2.7
Hawaii...................          38.9         585.6      -0.1      804      2.2
Idaho....................          55.0         616.8      -1.1      667      3.1
Illinois.................         378.6       5,539.5       0.0      916      4.0
Indiana..................         157.2       2,736.7       0.8      742      3.9
Iowa.....................          94.3       1,439.8      -0.5      719      3.6
Kansas...................          87.5       1,296.1      -1.0      731      3.5
Kentucky.................         110.1       1,728.3       0.8      729      3.3
Louisiana................         131.0       1,834.8       0.0      790      3.9
Maine....................          49.2         589.4      -0.6      714      3.6
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         163.8       2,469.7       0.5      966      2.7
Massachusetts............         221.1       3,169.8       0.8    1,069      4.5
Michigan.................         247.6       3,825.9       0.9      840      3.8
Minnesota................         164.7       2,574.3       0.4      875      4.7
Mississippi..............          69.5       1,077.4       0.0      653      2.8
Missouri.................         174.5       2,596.8      -0.5      764      2.7
Montana..................          42.4         428.7       0.0      647      1.6
Nebraska.................          60.0         899.8      -0.2      708      2.8
Nevada...................          71.2       1,106.8      -1.7      815      1.2
New Hampshire............          48.4         608.9       0.1      854      2.9
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         265.6       3,759.0      -0.4    1,024      2.8
New Mexico...............          54.8         785.9      -1.0      745      2.9
New York.................         591.6       8,364.2       0.5    1,057      4.3
North Carolina...........         251.7       3,806.2      -0.3      768      3.1
North Dakota.............          26.4         366.1       3.0      726      6.8
Ohio.....................         286.4       4,942.1       0.3      791      3.4
Oklahoma.................         102.2       1,487.5      -0.2      726      4.0
Oregon...................         131.0       1,620.5       0.3      791      3.1
Pennsylvania.............         341.0       5,500.9       0.9      860      4.1
Rhode Island.............          35.2         456.0       0.8      826      4.2
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         111.4       1,763.7       0.5      714      3.9
South Dakota.............          30.9         393.7       0.4      660      4.3
Tennessee................         139.6       2,578.3       0.8      777      4.3
Texas....................         572.4      10,204.5       1.5      876      3.7
Utah.....................          83.7       1,160.6       0.5      740      2.2
Vermont..................          24.4         294.3       0.5      752      2.6
Virginia.................         232.9       3,544.1       0.4      930      3.8
Washington...............         237.0       2,855.7      -0.3      953      4.0
West Virginia............          48.4         699.4       1.1      702      4.3
Wisconsin................         157.6       2,657.7       0.5      752      3.6
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.2         278.9       0.0      793      4.9
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          49.6         910.0      -2.7      502      1.6
Virgin Islands...........           3.6          43.5       2.3      754      4.3

(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 29, 2011