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Footnote A

Cost per hour worked is $0.01 or less.

Footnote B

Less than .05 percent.

Footnote C

Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy excluding households and the public sector excluding the Federal government.

Footnote D

Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing. The agriculture, forestry, farming, and hunting sector is excluded.

Footnote E

Includes utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public administration.

Footnote F

Includes premium pay for work in addition to the regular work schedule (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays).

Footnote G

Comprises the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

Footnote H

Includes severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits.

Footnote I

The states that compose the New England census division are: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT.

Footnote J

The states that compose the Middle Atlantic census division are: NJ, NY, and PA.

Footnote K

The states that compose the South Atlantic census division are: DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, and WV.

Footnote L

The states that compose the East South Central census division are: AL, KY, MS, and TN.

Footnote M

The states that compose the West South Central census division are: AR, LA, OK, and TX.

Footnote N

The states that compose the East North Central census division are: IL, IN, MI, OH, and WI.

Footnote O

The states that compose the West North Central census division are: IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, and SD.

Footnote S

The states that compose the Mountain census division are: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, and WY.

Footnote T

The states that compose the Pacific census division are: AK, CA, HI, OR, and WA.

Footnote V

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations were combined with the construction and extraction occupational group as of December 2006.

Footnote W

Includes postsecondary teachers; primary, secondary, and special education teachers; and other teachers and instructors.

Footnote X

Service-providing industries, which include health and educational services, employ a large part of the State and local government workforce.

Footnote Y

Includes severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits. Publication of Other benefits was discontinued beginning in March 2006.

Footnote 1

Some estimates from September 2012 to December 2012 for this series were corrected on July 17, 2013. Details on the extent of the corrections are available at www.bls.gov/bls/eci_corrections_043013.htm.

Footnote 2

Registered Nurses estimates prior to December 2013 are based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification. Registered Nurses estimates from December 2013 forward are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification. For more information on Registered Nurses classification changes, please see www.bls.gov/soc.

Footnote 3

Estimates from December 2013 to March 2014 for this series were corrected, details are available at www.bls.gov/bls/ecec_correction_091014.htm.

Footnote 4

The relative standard error for this estimate is greater than 30 percent.

Footnote 5

The relative standard error is not available for percent of total compensation.

Footnote 6

These areas include Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Beginning with the March 2019 release, area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013. Previous area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 04-03, dated February 18, 2004. For more information on metropolitan area definitions, see www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.

 

Last Modified Date: June 18, 2019