Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, first quarter 2017

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
first quarter 2017

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               first quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2017                     Percent            Percent
                                               (thousands)        March     change,     First  change,
                                                                  2017       March     quarter  first
                                                              (thousands)  2016-17(2)   2017   quarter
                                                                                              2016-17(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,864.2     142,309.2       1.6   $1,111       6.6
  Private industry...........................       9,565.9     120,451.2       1.7    1,121       7.0
    Natural resources and mining.............         136.7       1,746.4      -0.1    1,218       5.3
    Construction.............................         781.7       6,595.2       3.3    1,130       7.5
    Manufacturing............................         347.0      12,303.9       0.0    1,353       7.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,917.5      26,775.5       0.8      916       7.1
    Information..............................         160.4       2,797.2       0.5    2,210      10.0
    Financial activities.....................         866.2       7,993.6       1.6    2,279       7.9
    Professional and business services.......       1,771.5      19,981.9       1.8    1,470       6.6
    Education and health services............       1,633.4      22,041.4       2.4      919       6.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................         829.4      15,454.4       2.1      432       6.1
    Other services...........................         841.2       4,383.4       1.2      710       6.9
  Government.................................         298.3      21,858.0       0.7    1,056       5.0

Los Angeles, CA..............................         474.6       4,359.4       1.3    1,216       7.2
  Private industry...........................         468.4       3,782.7       1.3    1,192       8.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.7      -6.1    1,262       7.3
    Construction.............................          13.7         133.8       2.0    1,188       7.7
    Manufacturing............................          12.2         347.7      -3.9    1,438       6.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          53.1         809.6       0.6      975       8.5
    Information..............................           9.4         219.5      -3.6    2,350      10.3
    Financial activities.....................          25.3         216.6       0.5    2,388       8.6
    Professional and business services.......          47.1         596.9       1.7    1,496      10.2
    Education and health services............         221.1         763.2       2.2      874       8.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................          32.5         506.8       2.4      621       6.0
    Other services...........................          26.5         145.2      -0.5      707       6.0
  Government.................................           6.3         576.7       1.3    1,374       3.3

Cook, IL.....................................         154.2       2,531.8       0.4    1,365       6.9
  Private industry...........................         152.9       2,237.5       0.6    1,384       7.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.1       1.3    1,069       3.7
    Construction.............................          12.3          68.3       0.3    1,483       3.7
    Manufacturing............................           6.3         183.4      -0.6    1,350       7.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          30.0         463.2       0.1    1,063       8.8
    Information..............................           2.6          50.2      -0.7    2,190       3.0
    Financial activities.....................          15.3         191.3       1.1    3,688       7.5
    Professional and business services.......          32.6         464.3      -0.4    1,673       7.2
    Education and health services............          16.4         441.9       0.7      968       7.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.3         270.9       2.4      504       6.1
    Other services...........................          17.6          96.5       0.3      947       5.5
  Government.................................           1.3         294.3      -0.6    1,218       5.7

New York, NY.................................         129.2       2,436.8       1.3    2,954       6.3
  Private industry...........................         128.4       2,170.4       1.4    3,155       6.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      -6.3    2,715      -0.6
    Construction.............................           2.3          40.0      -0.8    1,918       5.8
    Manufacturing............................           2.1          25.2      -5.9    1,699       6.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.3         249.6      -0.9    1,502       7.3
    Information..............................           4.9         158.8       2.9    3,390       6.0
    Financial activities.....................          19.5         368.0      -0.8    9,424      10.7
    Professional and business services.......          26.9         564.2       1.9    2,625       1.3
    Education and health services............          10.0         351.3       1.6    1,282       5.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.8         294.3       1.8      877       5.9
    Other services...........................          20.5         102.5       0.9    1,276       5.8
  Government.................................           0.8         266.4       0.5    1,306       2.9

Harris, TX...................................         114.3       2,265.1      -0.2    1,443       3.9
  Private industry...........................         113.7       1,985.8      -0.5    1,490       4.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          65.9      -7.4    4,687       9.0
    Construction.............................           7.3         158.2      -2.6    1,431       6.4
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         167.9      -4.8    1,821       6.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.1         464.4      -0.3    1,349       6.1
    Information..............................           1.2          27.0      -1.7    1,632       9.2
    Financial activities.....................          12.0         125.0       1.6    2,311       7.3
    Professional and business services.......          23.2         388.5      -0.8    1,813       1.1
    Education and health services............          16.0         290.7       2.3    1,007       5.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.9         230.3       1.1      446       3.2
    Other services...........................          11.7          65.9       1.1      821       6.3
  Government.................................           0.6         279.3       2.1    1,111       3.0

Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.8       1,914.1       2.6    1,050       8.1
  Private industry...........................          95.1       1,701.2       2.8    1,054       8.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           8.5       1.9    1,191      15.2
    Construction.............................           6.8         105.7       4.8    1,070      10.2
    Manufacturing............................           3.1         114.9      -1.3    1,535       5.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.2         368.9       1.7      966       7.3
    Information..............................           1.4          34.4       0.5    1,542      14.4
    Financial activities.....................          10.6         173.0       5.4    1,555       8.4
    Professional and business services.......          20.4         322.7       1.3    1,142       8.2
    Education and health services............          10.5         290.0       3.1      995       7.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         217.3       3.1      479       7.2
    Other services...........................           5.8          50.1      -2.7      817      23.6
  Government.................................           0.7         213.0       0.8    1,013       8.1

Dallas, TX...................................          75.6       1,662.0       2.6    1,376       6.9
  Private industry...........................          75.0       1,488.9       2.9    1,403       7.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.0      -2.5    6,316      28.9
    Construction.............................           4.5          86.6       4.8    1,267      11.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.7         111.0       0.4    1,919      13.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.9         335.9       2.9    1,128       7.0
    Information..............................           1.4          49.2       1.9    2,549       3.8
    Financial activities.....................           9.3         162.0       3.9    2,299       7.1
    Professional and business services.......          17.0         337.3       3.1    1,516       4.8
    Education and health services............           9.4         196.3       2.8    1,065       4.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.7         158.7       3.0      509       4.7
    Other services...........................           7.0          42.4       0.6      829       8.5
  Government.................................           0.6         173.1      -0.4    1,147       4.7

Orange, CA...................................         117.1       1,580.2       2.1    1,228       7.4
  Private industry...........................         115.6       1,424.7       2.2    1,208       7.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.0       0.6      868     -11.6
    Construction.............................           6.6          97.8       3.0    1,361       9.5
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         156.6      -0.9    1,590      11.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.7         255.9       0.7    1,092       9.2
    Information..............................           1.3          26.6       1.0    2,311      14.3
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         117.1       1.4    2,058       8.6
    Professional and business services.......          20.1         291.2       1.8    1,403       4.9
    Education and health services............          31.3         208.0       3.7      940       6.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.5         211.2       1.9      499       9.0
    Other services...........................           6.8          45.4       1.4      712       7.4
  Government.................................           1.5         155.5       1.2    1,413       4.1

San Diego, CA................................         108.2       1,421.4       2.1    1,171       6.1
  Private industry...........................         106.3       1,187.2       2.1    1,149       6.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.9      -6.3      697      12.1
    Construction.............................           6.6          77.4       4.2    1,198       8.3
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         107.1       0.6    1,767      11.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.1         222.8       0.9      968       3.9
    Information..............................           1.1          24.0      -0.1    1,912       4.0
    Financial activities.....................           9.8          72.1       1.3    1,750      10.5
    Professional and business services.......          17.7         228.5       0.6    1,592       3.0
    Education and health services............          30.2         196.2       2.1      965      10.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.2         190.0       2.4      495       6.2
    Other services...........................           7.2          50.0       1.3      622       7.6
  Government.................................           1.9         234.2       2.3    1,280       5.0

King, WA.....................................          86.8       1,335.4       3.2    1,601      10.0
  Private industry...........................          86.3       1,165.1       3.4    1,638      10.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.7      -3.1    1,184     -41.9
    Construction.............................           6.6          68.2       5.6    1,367      10.0
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         101.7      -3.5    1,890      10.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.4         256.7       6.1    1,533      13.0
    Information..............................           2.2         100.2       6.5    3,949      14.4
    Financial activities.....................           6.6          66.6       3.0    2,118       5.8
    Professional and business services.......          17.6         220.2       2.1    1,797       6.0
    Education and health services............          19.4         170.6       3.2    1,055      12.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         133.8       3.5      545       9.0
    Other services...........................           9.2          44.3       2.5      885       4.4
  Government.................................           0.5         170.3       2.0    1,346       6.4

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          98.0       1,130.2       1.9    1,053       8.2
  Private industry...........................          97.6         990.4       1.9    1,031       7.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.1       0.6      587      13.8
    Construction.............................           6.5          45.7       7.7      989       6.2
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          41.0       1.7      934       5.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.9         280.7       1.0      964       8.7
    Information..............................           1.6          18.2       1.3    1,977      13.4
    Financial activities.....................          10.7          77.8       4.3    2,010       8.1
    Professional and business services.......          21.8         156.8       2.8    1,215       7.9
    Education and health services............          10.5         178.1       2.2      952       5.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         140.9      -1.1      587       3.5
    Other services...........................           8.4          39.8       1.0      630       9.0
  Government.................................           0.3         139.8       1.9    1,209      11.5

(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 2016 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.





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