Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, first quarter 2014

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
first quarter 2014

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               first quarter 
         County by NAICS supersector               2014                     Percent            Percent
                                               (thousands)        March     change,     First  change,
                                                                  2014       March     quarter  first
                                                              (thousands)  2013-14(2)   2014   quarter
                                                                                              2013-14(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,358.3     134,555.0       1.7   $1,027       3.8
  Private industry...........................       9,064.0     113,150.6       2.1    1,035       4.1
    Natural resources and mining.............         135.2       1,920.1       2.5    1,249       6.4
    Construction.............................         748.0       5,721.2       4.2    1,002       2.6
    Manufacturing............................         338.0      12,033.7       0.9    1,266       3.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,910.1      25,564.3       2.1      842       3.1
    Information..............................         148.7       2,710.2       0.6    1,905       7.1
    Financial activities.....................         829.1       7,588.3       0.7    2,115      10.0
    Professional and business services.......       1,661.8      18,631.2       2.4    1,346       4.2
    Education and health services............       1,489.9      20,451.4       1.3      852       1.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................         789.7      14,134.7       3.0      388       1.8
    Other services...........................         805.0       4,172.3       1.7      641       3.2
  Government.................................         294.2      21,404.4      -0.2      983       2.5

Los Angeles, CA..............................         441.9       4,125.8       2.0    1,096       3.8
  Private industry...........................         436.2       3,587.4       2.2    1,073       4.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.4       1.1    1,730       8.3
    Construction.............................          12.8         117.3       2.5    1,065       1.3
    Manufacturing............................          12.5         363.2      -0.8    1,215       0.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          52.9         775.4       2.0      880       3.0
    Information..............................           9.1         198.4       1.7    2,084      10.3
    Financial activities.....................          23.6         206.9      -0.7    2,143      12.4
    Professional and business services.......          46.0         597.8       2.6    1,350       3.0
    Education and health services............         204.7         708.1       1.1      795       3.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          29.6         450.5       5.6      551       2.4
    Other services...........................          26.5         144.2       3.1      646       2.4
  Government.................................           5.7         538.3       0.2    1,253       3.0

New York, NY.................................         125.9       2,453.1       2.5    2,749      12.0
  Private industry...........................         125.6       2,020.4       2.9    3,092      12.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       9.5    3,901      61.5
    Construction.............................           2.2          33.1      -0.4    1,702       2.0
    Manufacturing............................           2.3          25.1      -1.6    1,736      16.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.7         255.9       1.3    1,339       3.6
    Information..............................           4.6         145.9       1.8    3,207       9.0
    Financial activities.....................          19.1         354.2       1.7    9,261      21.0
    Professional and business services.......          26.5         509.7       3.1    2,603       6.4
    Education and health services............           9.6         324.1       3.3    1,206       1.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.5         269.8       5.1      809       2.5
    Other services...........................          19.7          96.0       2.3    1,086       4.3
  Government.................................           0.3         432.7       0.4    1,147       2.6

Cook, IL.....................................         156.3       2,413.6       1.0    1,248       5.0
  Private industry...........................         155.0       2,120.7       1.4    1,258       5.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.7       4.9      855       2.0
    Construction.............................          12.8          58.8       3.9    1,323       2.3
    Manufacturing............................           6.7         185.7      -0.8    1,224       4.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          30.8         442.4       1.3      937       4.1
    Information..............................           2.8          53.0      -1.0    2,027       2.9
    Financial activities.....................          16.1         181.7      -0.2    3,270      16.9
    Professional and business services.......          33.3         433.7       2.6    1,539       1.2
    Education and health services............          16.4         421.6       1.1      878       0.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.0         242.6       2.0      453       1.6
    Other services...........................          17.5          95.9       1.7      964      17.7
  Government.................................           1.3         292.9      -1.7    1,176       1.4

Harris, TX...................................         107.5       2,226.8       3.0    1,399       4.7
  Private industry...........................         107.0       1,962.6       3.0    1,447       4.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.8          92.9       6.0    4,113       7.0
    Construction.............................           6.7         150.4       4.1    1,314       4.5
    Manufacturing............................           4.7         193.8       2.3    1,648       3.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.2         458.1       3.1    1,291       3.5
    Information..............................           1.2          28.4       0.8    1,485       2.3
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         117.2       2.7    2,122       7.7
    Professional and business services.......          21.6         385.2       1.5    1,729       6.4
    Education and health services............          14.8         265.0       2.2      955       2.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.0         207.8       5.4      413       0.5
    Other services...........................          11.6          62.8       2.9      769       6.7
  Government.................................           0.5         264.2       2.6    1,042       2.6

Maricopa, AZ.................................          92.9       1,749.9       2.3      977       3.3
  Private industry...........................          92.2       1,539.9       2.5      987       3.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.3      -0.1    1,194       1.1
    Construction.............................           7.3          91.8       3.4      980       4.6
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         114.3       0.7    1,502       2.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.3         345.1       2.9      894       2.4
    Information..............................           1.5          32.7       3.2    1,450      12.7
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         151.8       3.5    1,514       4.6
    Professional and business services.......          22.0         291.7       1.5    1,058       5.4
    Education and health services............          10.8         256.3       1.3      903       1.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         198.1       4.1      440       2.1
    Other services...........................           6.4          47.7       2.2      670       5.8
  Government.................................           0.7         210.0       0.4      900       1.2

Dallas, TX...................................          70.8       1,515.6       3.1    1,281       5.4
  Private industry...........................          70.3       1,348.6       3.2    1,307       5.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.7       5.2    4,429      12.7
    Construction.............................           4.0          74.3       7.0    1,104       6.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.7         106.1      -3.3    1,606       3.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.3         303.2       4.7    1,085       4.9
    Information..............................           1.4          48.2       2.1    2,369       1.2
    Financial activities.....................           8.5         147.5       1.9    2,124      10.1
    Professional and business services.......          15.8         300.9       3.8    1,402       6.1
    Education and health services............           8.7         178.3       2.5    1,063       5.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.1         140.6       4.5      482       4.1
    Other services...........................           6.8          39.3       2.1      731       2.2
  Government.................................           0.5         167.0       2.4    1,068       2.8

Orange, CA...................................         106.5       1,459.9       2.5    1,121       2.7
  Private industry...........................         105.2       1,315.1       2.6    1,100       2.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.6      -2.5      670       5.3
    Construction.............................           6.2          79.7       6.6    1,166       5.9
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         157.2      -0.6    1,426       4.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.6         249.8       1.7      983       1.2
    Information..............................           1.2          24.0      -2.3    1,810       4.3
    Financial activities.....................          10.3         111.7       0.0    1,839       4.7
    Professional and business services.......          20.1         269.7       3.8    1,336       4.6
    Education and health services............          26.5         184.6       2.3      861      -0.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.7         188.6       3.9      438       2.6
    Other services...........................           6.4          41.9       3.0      636       2.3
  Government.................................           1.3         144.8       1.6    1,317       2.3

San Diego, CA................................          99.6       1,321.0       2.1    1,131       6.8
  Private industry...........................          98.2       1,100.6       2.3    1,115       7.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.0      -2.7      615       6.8
    Construction.............................           6.1          61.6       4.7    1,065       3.5
    Manufacturing............................           3.0          96.0       0.6    1,786      16.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.0         209.6       1.6      915       7.3
    Information..............................           1.2          24.4      -0.5    1,765       9.9
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          69.6      -2.1    1,665       8.2
    Professional and business services.......          17.6         226.0       2.0    1,642      11.9
    Education and health services............          27.5         181.7       1.8      870       1.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         170.4       4.3      428       0.9
    Other services...........................           6.9          47.5       5.9      557       0.7
  Government.................................           1.4         220.3       0.9    1,213       2.8

King, WA.....................................          88.8       1,214.7       3.3    1,353       4.7
  Private industry...........................          88.2       1,054.3       3.6    1,373       4.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.4      -1.6    1,515      -4.7
    Construction.............................           5.9          53.4       7.7    1,166       0.1
    Manufacturing............................           2.3         104.9       0.8    1,921      10.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.0         225.4       4.7    1,159       4.1
    Information..............................           1.9          83.7       3.7    2,764       9.5
    Financial activities.....................           6.5          64.7       0.7    1,913       2.8
    Professional and business services.......          15.7         200.1       3.4    1,651       4.2
    Education and health services............          25.2         160.1       3.5      894       0.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.8         119.3       4.3      473       4.2
    Other services...........................           8.6          40.2       3.7      803       1.9
  Government.................................           0.5         160.4       1.8    1,227       4.2

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          93.4       1,043.4       2.6      948       4.4
  Private industry...........................          93.0         906.3       3.1      933       4.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.4      11.3      478      -5.2
    Construction.............................           5.2          34.7       9.5      897       9.9
    Manufacturing............................           2.7          36.7       2.5      913       5.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.4         266.3       2.9      865       3.8
    Information..............................           1.6          18.0       3.4    1,571       7.0
    Financial activities.....................           9.8          70.3       4.3    1,787       9.4
    Professional and business services.......          19.7         140.5       3.2    1,103       4.6
    Education and health services............          10.2         160.8       0.8      904       1.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         130.4       3.0      525       2.5
    Other services...........................           8.2          37.8       3.4      573       3.8
  Government.................................           0.3         137.1      -0.8    1,047       3.5
 
(1) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(2) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(3) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
  
Note: Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2013 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.





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