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Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, second quarter 2019

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
second quarter 2019

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               second quarter
         County by NAICS supersector                2019                    Percent            Percent
                                                (thousands)       June      change,   Second   change,
                                                                  2019       June     quarter  second
                                                              (thousands) 2018-19(2)   2019    quarter
                                                                                             2018-19(2)


United States(3) ............................      10,252.0     149,089.2       1.1   $1,095       3.8
  Private industry...........................       9,951.2     127,278.4       1.2    1,085       3.8
    Natural resources and mining.............         139.6       2,062.7      -0.2    1,115       3.5
    Construction.............................         830.8       7,619.6       2.4    1,201       3.6
    Manufacturing............................         356.0      12,862.0       0.9    1,297       2.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,944.7      27,415.8       0.3      927       4.3
    Information..............................         184.2       2,856.0       1.0    2,168       5.3
    Financial activities.....................         913.8       8,357.3       1.1    1,638       3.2
    Professional and business services.......       1,901.1      21,300.7       1.6    1,429       4.5
    Education and health services............       1,757.4      22,968.4       1.7      979       3.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................         879.6      17,040.9       1.1      467       4.2
    Other services...........................         861.0       4,618.6       1.0      754       4.0
  Government.................................         300.8      21,810.7       0.4    1,150       3.3

Los Angeles, CA..............................         508.5       4,495.1       1.1    1,225       4.2
  Private industry...........................         502.1       3,909.5       1.2    1,189       3.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.3      -4.0    1,099       4.9
    Construction.............................          16.7         149.4       2.5    1,295       4.8
    Manufacturing............................          12.8         339.9      -0.1    1,387       4.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          59.4         833.8       0.0    1,008       5.5
    Information..............................          13.0         193.0       1.3    2,547       5.2
    Financial activities.....................          30.1         223.6      -0.2    1,920       3.0
    Professional and business services.......          55.9         634.2       1.9    1,514       2.3
    Education and health services............         243.8         822.4       2.4      910       3.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................          38.9         552.2       2.0      691       1.6
    Other services...........................          29.3         153.3       0.0      779       0.9
  Government.................................           6.4         585.7       0.2    1,463       6.6

Cook, IL.....................................         139.2       2,635.8       0.5    1,251       2.5
  Private industry...........................         138.0       2,337.2       0.5    1,241       2.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.5      10.9    1,192       1.9
    Construction.............................          11.2          80.3       0.4    1,508       3.1
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         185.6       0.5    1,262       1.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.5         472.8      -0.1    1,049       4.6
    Information..............................           2.5          53.0       1.1    2,057       5.6
    Financial activities.....................          14.1         208.3       1.7    2,188       3.6
    Professional and business services.......          29.2         479.2       1.2    1,565      -0.2
    Education and health services............          15.6         450.6       0.0    1,014       3.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.9         304.5       0.8      580       3.8
    Other services...........................          16.2         100.9      -1.0      967       3.5
  Government.................................           1.3         298.6       0.0    1,328       1.0

New York, NY.................................         126.1       2,532.1       1.1    2,109       4.3
  Private industry...........................         124.7       2,300.7       1.1    2,153       4.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      11.8    2,655      31.8
    Construction.............................           2.4          44.0      -1.5    1,982       3.7
    Manufacturing............................           1.8          22.5      -4.8    1,553       3.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.6         253.8      -0.5    1,546       2.4
    Information..............................           5.1         182.8       3.5    2,883       6.1
    Financial activities.....................          19.4         392.5       1.6    3,746       2.4
    Professional and business services.......          27.5         624.1       1.1    2,396       5.4
    Education and health services............          10.2         357.1       2.1    1,449       4.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.7         314.0       0.2      953       5.1
    Other services...........................          19.7         105.9       0.2    1,295       5.1
  Government.................................           1.4         231.4       0.8    1,674       2.6

Harris, TX...................................         117.3       2,349.3       1.7    1,306       2.8
  Private industry...........................         116.7       2,074.2       1.9    1,321       2.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          68.0       2.1    3,027      -1.4
    Construction.............................           7.8         170.1       4.0    1,401       2.9
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         181.6       3.9    1,606       0.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.2         468.9       0.3    1,194       3.5
    Information..............................           1.2          26.7       1.8    1,510       3.9
    Financial activities.....................          12.7         130.1       2.1    1,704       3.3
    Professional and business services.......          23.6         411.6       1.9    1,638       3.0
    Education and health services............          16.6         301.0       1.5    1,075       3.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.6         245.4       2.3      501       4.6
    Other services...........................          11.8          69.4       1.5      866       6.1
  Government.................................           0.6         275.0       0.3    1,193       3.8

Maricopa, AZ.................................         105.5       2,010.9       3.1    1,056       3.8
  Private industry...........................         104.8       1,819.3       3.1    1,046       4.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           8.2      -1.9    1,024       8.4
    Construction.............................           8.5         131.9       8.3    1,157       6.8
    Manufacturing............................           3.5         128.4       2.5    1,505       1.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.6         384.7       2.1      965       4.1
    Information..............................           2.1          38.0       0.4    1,429       4.8
    Financial activities.....................          13.6         189.9       3.4    1,355       2.8
    Professional and business services.......          26.2         345.4       3.4    1,118       3.2
    Education and health services............          13.3         316.1       4.0    1,019       3.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.1         222.2       1.7      529       5.8
    Other services...........................           7.0          54.1       1.0      790       5.6
  Government.................................           0.7         191.6       2.6    1,145       2.9

Dallas, TX...................................          78.8       1,737.1       2.1    1,304       4.8
  Private industry...........................          78.2       1,563.7       2.3    1,311       5.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.4       7.5    3,327      -4.0
    Construction.............................           4.9          93.1       3.0    1,309       3.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         118.5       3.0    1,526       6.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.2         351.1       1.9    1,143       5.5
    Information..............................           1.4          46.3      -1.5    1,980       9.4
    Financial activities.....................           9.8         166.9       2.7    1,817       6.4
    Professional and business services.......          17.8         361.1       2.8    1,540       5.3
    Education and health services............           9.8         203.5       2.2    1,152       2.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         168.2       2.0      523       0.2
    Other services...........................           7.1          44.6       1.5      910       6.2
  Government.................................           0.5         173.4       0.4    1,243       3.4

Orange, CA...................................         126.3       1,656.4       1.6    1,193       2.9
  Private industry...........................         124.9       1,499.3       1.8    1,177       2.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.4      -7.1      927       1.9
    Construction.............................           7.7         107.1       1.3    1,444       5.9
    Manufacturing............................           5.3         160.0      -0.2    1,516       0.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.5         255.7      -0.4    1,062       4.3
    Information..............................           1.6          25.6      -3.2    2,055       1.0
    Financial activities.....................          12.9         115.9      -1.4    1,852       4.4
    Professional and business services.......          23.5         326.1       4.1    1,373       2.3
    Education and health services............          37.4         224.9       3.4      962       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.7         232.5       3.3      541       6.1
    Other services...........................           7.6          48.5       1.3      744       3.2
  Government.................................           1.4         157.0       0.1    1,345       3.3

San Diego, CA................................         115.5       1,491.0       1.2    1,189       4.7
  Private industry...........................         113.5       1,252.0       1.5    1,147       4.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.6       5.1      773       1.3
    Construction.............................           7.8          84.3       0.2    1,279       6.0
    Manufacturing............................           3.5         115.0       1.6    1,595       6.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.4         220.6      -0.1      902       5.6
    Information..............................           1.4          23.1      -2.7    2,039      10.5
    Financial activities.....................          11.1          75.8      -0.5    1,538       2.9
    Professional and business services.......          20.9         253.4       2.8    1,659       4.5
    Education and health services............          34.7         209.0       3.1      974       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.1         206.4       1.2      548       5.2
    Other services...........................           8.2          53.2       1.3      660       3.8
  Government.................................           2.0         239.1       0.0    1,406       4.1

King, WA.....................................          90.1       1,445.1       2.9    1,709       6.6
  Private industry...........................          89.5       1,270.7       3.2    1,745       6.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.2       3.6    1,359      -4.0
    Construction.............................           6.9          76.2       3.0    1,479       5.0
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         106.0       3.6    1,689       2.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.7         276.7       2.6    1,958       4.5
    Information..............................           2.6         122.3       8.5    3,771      11.1
    Financial activities.....................           6.8          71.5       1.1    1,814       6.3
    Professional and business services.......          18.5         235.7       2.8    1,899       5.9
    Education and health services............          21.3         180.6       2.5    1,117       3.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         149.6       1.2      637       6.7
    Other services...........................           9.3          49.0       7.1      950       5.3
  Government.................................           0.6         174.4       0.9    1,449       5.6

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         101.7       1,141.3       1.6    1,052       5.0
  Private industry...........................         101.4       1,015.0       1.7    1,032       5.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.6       1.8      682       1.9
    Construction.............................           7.3          51.7       3.1    1,047       8.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.8          41.9       3.1      942       5.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.6         287.6       1.3      960       4.0
    Information..............................           1.6          19.0       2.9    1,735       2.6
    Financial activities.....................          10.9          75.8      -0.2    1,596       4.4
    Professional and business services.......          23.4         164.4       1.7    1,295       9.8
    Education and health services............          11.3         182.9       1.9    1,025       3.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6         142.8       2.0      639       5.1
    Other services...........................           8.6          38.8       1.1      672       3.5
  Government.................................           0.3         126.3       0.3    1,208       3.4

(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 2018 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.



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