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

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

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               third quarter 
         County by NAICS supersector               2014                     Percent            Percent
                                               (thousands)      September   change,    Third   change,
                                                                  2014     September   quarter  third
                                                              (thousands)  2013-14(2)   2014   quarter
                                                                                              2013-14(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,419.7     137,724.1       2.0     $949       2.9
  Private industry...........................       9,125.2     116,563.5       2.3      940       2.8
    Natural resources and mining.............         136.7       2,200.5       3.5    1,072       6.1
    Construction.............................         758.2       6,371.0       4.7    1,040       3.6
    Manufacturing............................         339.4      12,226.3       1.3    1,153       2.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,918.4      26,099.3       2.0      802       2.8
    Information..............................         152.3       2,723.0       0.5    1,726       6.3
    Financial activities.....................         837.0       7,692.6       0.9    1,392       3.4
    Professional and business services.......       1,685.8      19,249.6       2.9    1,202       2.3
    Education and health services............       1,489.1      20,622.5       1.8      882       2.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................         798.5      14,882.7       2.5      399       3.1
    Other services...........................         816.1       4,240.0       1.8      644       3.4
  Government.................................         294.5      21,160.6       0.4    1,004       3.4

Los Angeles, CA..............................         442.4       4,184.4       2.1    1,036       3.1
  Private industry...........................         436.6       3,647.8       2.2    1,000       2.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.5      -1.4    1,618      -8.9
    Construction.............................          13.5         121.9       2.5    1,062       0.0
    Manufacturing............................          12.6         361.0      -2.0    1,136       1.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          54.0         788.2       2.3      857       3.4
    Information..............................           9.7         198.6       0.0    1,840       6.6
    Financial activities.....................          24.6         207.8      -0.4    1,624       7.7
    Professional and business services.......          47.8         604.0       0.9    1,242       0.9
    Education and health services............         203.5         719.8       2.3      802       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          30.8         468.3       4.5      578       5.1
    Other services...........................          28.1         148.2       3.8      688       2.7
  Government.................................           5.8         536.7       1.9    1,288       5.5

New York, NY.................................         127.7       2,494.4       2.7    1,733       3.8
  Private industry...........................         127.3       2,060.9       3.3    1,845       3.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      -3.2    3,140      48.3
    Construction.............................           2.2          35.6       4.4    1,716       2.6
    Manufacturing............................           2.2          25.4      -0.7    1,196       6.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.7         261.4       1.4    1,265       4.7
    Information..............................           4.8         150.4       1.6    2,360       1.0
    Financial activities.....................          19.3         360.5       2.7    3,285       5.1
    Professional and business services.......          26.9         523.6       3.6    2,074       3.2
    Education and health services............           9.7         320.6       3.7    1,265       0.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.7         277.2       4.5      818       5.5
    Other services...........................          20.0          98.5       2.9    1,049       3.8
  Government.................................           0.4         433.5       0.0    1,195       4.6

Cook, IL.....................................         158.3       2,481.9       1.2    1,071       2.0
  Private industry...........................         157.0       2,187.8       1.5    1,071       3.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.0       3.4    1,112       7.0
    Construction.............................          13.1          71.8       5.9    1,387       3.7
    Manufacturing............................           6.7         185.4      -0.3    1,137       4.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          31.4         454.8       2.1      869       3.7
    Information..............................           2.9          54.4       1.2    1,627       3.0
    Financial activities.....................          16.2         184.2      -0.1    1,848       5.1
    Professional and business services.......          33.7         455.4       2.0    1,345       2.9
    Education and health services............          16.6         421.7       0.8      919       1.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.3         258.7       2.0      481       1.3
    Other services...........................          17.9          96.8       0.8      838       4.9
  Government.................................           1.3         294.1      -0.6    1,075      -6.0

Harris, TX...................................         108.7       2,269.5       3.6    1,238       4.0
  Private industry...........................         108.1       2,009.9       3.9    1,254       4.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.8          95.1       6.5    3,079       7.5
    Construction.............................           6.8         158.6       9.9    1,262       6.4
    Manufacturing............................           4.7         198.0       3.6    1,491       4.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.6         468.6       3.4    1,103       3.7
    Information..............................           1.2          27.9      -2.4    1,373       4.4
    Financial activities.....................          11.1         119.1       1.8    1,490       0.7
    Professional and business services.......          21.9         396.3       2.7    1,513       3.6
    Education and health services............          14.9         270.6       2.7      972       0.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.1         211.1       5.5      419       3.7
    Other services...........................          11.7          63.7       3.7      755       5.4
  Government.................................           0.6         259.6       1.6    1,112       4.3

Maricopa, AZ.................................          93.4       1,756.8       2.0      914       1.8
  Private industry...........................          92.7       1,547.6       2.2      907       1.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.0       0.2      920       0.2
    Construction.............................           7.3          92.3      -1.4      935      -0.5
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         114.0       0.7    1,313       3.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.0         347.8       2.1      832       0.8
    Information..............................           1.5          33.2       5.1    1,213       2.4
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         153.0       2.8    1,145       1.2
    Professional and business services.......          21.8         295.4       1.5      996       3.8
    Education and health services............          10.7         261.8       2.6      935       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         191.3       3.0      433       1.6
    Other services...........................           6.3          48.3       2.6      651      -0.9
  Government.................................           0.7         209.2       0.3      972       1.9

Dallas, TX...................................          71.4       1,558.5       3.5    1,141       2.5
  Private industry...........................          70.9       1,390.9       3.8    1,144       2.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6          10.0       4.9    3,840      18.3
    Construction.............................           4.1          77.9       5.7    1,084       5.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.7         107.1      -0.4    1,278      -1.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.4         312.5       4.2    1,030       2.3
    Information..............................           1.4          49.2       0.4    1,722       0.2
    Financial activities.....................           8.6         152.3       2.5    1,532       5.1
    Professional and business services.......          16.0         313.4       5.7    1,290       1.7
    Education and health services............           8.8         182.2       3.5    1,027       0.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.1         145.9       4.9      480       4.8
    Other services...........................           6.8          39.9       0.6      751       4.5
  Government.................................           0.5         167.6       1.1    1,112       2.9

Orange, CA...................................         108.0       1,475.0       2.3    1,050       2.6
  Private industry...........................         106.7       1,341.6       2.4    1,037       2.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.3      -0.8      822      16.8
    Construction.............................           6.5          83.4       4.8    1,174       4.4
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         158.1       0.3    1,387       6.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.8         254.2       2.4      939       1.4
    Information..............................           1.3          23.5      -4.9    1,600       5.2
    Financial activities.....................          10.7         113.2       1.2    1,568       0.3
    Professional and business services.......          20.7         276.1       2.2    1,205       4.4
    Education and health services............          27.2         185.7       2.5      879       1.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.9         194.3       2.1      457       4.1
    Other services...........................           6.9          43.5       4.0      647       1.6
  Government.................................           1.3         133.4       0.6    1,196       0.9

San Diego, CA................................         100.8       1,344.5       2.3    1,030       0.8
  Private industry...........................          99.4       1,124.1       2.6      987       0.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          11.2       4.8      610      -3.6
    Construction.............................           6.4          64.7       4.6    1,069       1.9
    Manufacturing............................           3.1          96.9       1.4    1,414       3.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.2         212.0       1.4      773      -0.4
    Information..............................           1.2          24.3      -1.2    1,751       0.7
    Financial activities.....................           9.4          69.8      -1.3    1,340       2.1
    Professional and business services.......          18.2         227.7       1.7    1,417      -2.1
    Education and health services............          28.0         184.1       3.1      874       0.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.7         178.4       3.3      457       3.9
    Other services...........................           7.3          49.6       5.8      570       1.4
  Government.................................           1.4         220.5       0.5    1,262       4.5

King, WA.....................................          84.3       1,252.8       3.4    1,452       5.1
  Private industry...........................          83.7       1,094.8       3.7    1,479       5.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.8       2.5    1,221       1.6
    Construction.............................           6.0          60.5       9.5    1,213       4.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.3         106.6       0.3    1,542       1.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.8         234.4       4.6    1,125       4.5
    Information..............................           2.0          87.1       4.4    5,134       9.3
    Financial activities.....................           6.5          65.9       1.2    1,490       3.3
    Professional and business services.......          15.8         209.1       4.3    1,528       4.9
    Education and health services............          20.8         160.4       3.3      949       4.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.8         127.1       3.3      510       2.2
    Other services...........................           8.4          41.0       3.2      794       2.5
  Government.................................           0.5         158.0       1.3    1,262       3.0

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          94.3       1,047.0       3.0      891       2.2
  Private industry...........................          94.0         911.7       3.6      873       2.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.4       6.0      573       4.8
    Construction.............................           5.4          37.1      11.4      887       4.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.7          37.3       1.9      850       4.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.4         269.0       3.1      806       1.6
    Information..............................           1.6          18.4       4.5    1,402       2.0
    Financial activities.....................           9.9          71.8       4.2    1,362       4.0
    Professional and business services.......          19.8         141.3       4.2    1,055       3.5
    Education and health services............          10.1         163.4       2.2      913       0.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         127.3       2.9      521      -0.4
    Other services...........................           8.2          37.3       3.2      576       2.7
  Government.................................           0.3         135.3      -1.3    1,017       2.2

(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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