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Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, second quarter 2021

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
second quarter 2021

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               second quarter
         County by NAICS supersector                2021                    Percent            Percent
                                                (thousands)       June      change,   Second   change,
                                                                  2021       June     quarter  second
                                                              (thousands) 2020-21(2)   2021    quarter
                                                                                             2020-21(2)


United States(3) ............................      10,863.2     144,044.8       6.7   $1,241       4.5
  Private industry...........................      10,560.6     122,892.7       7.4    1,236       4.8
    Natural resources and mining.............         140.9       1,838.7      -1.0    1,100       1.5
    Construction.............................         866.7       7,535.8       3.4    1,283       5.7
    Manufacturing............................         365.2      12,291.5       2.6    1,410       5.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,975.3      27,300.4       6.4    1,043       6.6
    Information..............................         220.5       2,806.2       7.7    2,740      12.4
    Financial activities.....................         979.5       8,346.6       2.5    1,912       8.8
    Professional and business services.......       2,090.4      21,124.4       7.3    1,624       6.6
    Education and health services............       1,918.5      22,532.7       4.3    1,082       5.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................         901.5      14,692.1      25.1      526      13.4
    Other services...........................         841.5       4,182.0      12.2      866       0.5
  Government.................................         302.6      21,152.1       2.2    1,268       2.8

Los Angeles, CA..............................         526.9       4,218.8       6.8    1,400       5.3
  Private industry...........................         520.5       3,654.9       8.1    1,369       5.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           6.3      11.3    1,169       2.6
    Construction.............................          18.1         148.6       1.6    1,406       4.7
    Manufacturing............................          12.4         311.7      -0.2    1,574       6.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          60.9         796.2       7.0    1,139       6.9
    Information..............................          14.1         182.6      22.7    3,005      13.9
    Financial activities.....................          32.0         209.0       1.2    2,257      10.5
    Professional and business services.......          60.5         607.4       7.3    1,709       3.4
    Education and health services............         251.0         821.1       4.5    1,017       5.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................          41.3         441.3      24.9      800       5.3
    Other services...........................          29.5         130.8      15.3      918      -3.7
  Government.................................           6.4         563.9      -0.6    1,603       4.8

Cook, IL.....................................         142.1       2,435.9       5.9    1,419       3.6
  Private industry...........................         140.8       2,154.6       6.3    1,411       3.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.9      25.4    1,214      -3.0
    Construction.............................          11.3          73.6       2.8    1,572       1.7
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         175.3       0.7    1,340       5.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          29.0         446.6       5.1    1,141       3.4
    Information..............................           2.7          49.8       0.5    2,606      15.4
    Financial activities.....................          14.4         201.1      -0.7    2,545      10.4
    Professional and business services.......          29.9         451.8       4.5    1,777       7.6
    Education and health services............          16.5         438.0       4.3    1,103       1.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.1         226.0      36.5      641      15.9
    Other services...........................          16.6          89.7       6.7    1,095      -0.8
  Government.................................           1.3         281.3       2.7    1,478       1.9

Harris, TX...................................         122.7       2,252.8       3.2    1,388       2.7
  Private industry...........................         122.1       1,970.4       3.5    1,404       2.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.5          49.7     -10.1    3,232      -1.6
    Construction.............................           8.2         152.9      -2.2    1,448       3.0
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         160.8      -3.0    1,630       1.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.7         461.5       3.9    1,264       5.5
    Information..............................           1.5          22.7       0.0    1,796       7.7
    Financial activities.....................          13.5         129.3       2.1    1,906       8.0
    Professional and business services.......          25.1         400.6       3.5    1,768       5.6
    Education and health services............          17.4         302.1       3.4    1,176       7.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................          11.0         223.3      15.8      535      16.1
    Other services...........................          11.7          64.8       7.6      962       5.6
  Government.................................           0.6         282.4       1.2    1,273       1.0

New York, NY.................................         125.9       2,181.7       6.5    2,555       5.3
  Private industry...........................         124.4       1,961.2       7.9    2,644       5.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.3      28.4    2,197      -4.3
    Construction.............................           2.4          36.1       1.2    2,081       6.3
    Manufacturing............................           1.7          15.7      18.9    1,727      -8.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          17.4         197.8      11.7    1,816       6.4
    Information..............................           5.9         186.7      12.1    3,556      10.5
    Financial activities.....................          19.2         377.8      -1.4    4,358       9.9
    Professional and business services.......          28.7         540.6       2.5    2,802       9.6
    Education and health services............          10.2         341.7       4.1    1,626       3.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.8         171.1      62.4    1,098      -1.6
    Other services...........................          18.1          88.5      12.2    1,536      -3.5
  Government.................................           1.5         220.4      -4.3    1,780       3.1

Maricopa, AZ.................................         117.0       2,031.4       5.4    1,209       6.1
  Private industry...........................         116.3       1,851.8       5.5    1,201       6.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.0       1.2    1,290      23.7
    Construction.............................           9.2         135.3       1.4    1,258       5.1
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         131.7       1.9    1,660       8.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.4         412.7       7.5    1,096       7.7
    Information..............................           2.7          36.9       7.0    1,861       4.0
    Financial activities.....................          15.7         195.8       1.9    1,610       6.8
    Professional and business services.......          30.3         344.1       3.9    1,292       9.7
    Education and health services............          14.6         328.1       4.1    1,120       6.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.4         205.0      14.6      615      20.4
    Other services...........................           7.6          53.4      11.1      910       7.6
  Government.................................           0.7         179.5       3.9    1,277       2.8

Dallas, TX...................................          83.0       1,722.9       6.3    1,438       6.0
  Private industry...........................          82.5       1,548.9       6.8    1,447       6.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.0      -6.0    2,566       1.3
    Construction.............................           5.1          89.0       0.2    1,412       6.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         117.4       2.6    1,553       4.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.5         363.9       6.6    1,303       8.8
    Information..............................           1.6          44.0       1.6    2,151       5.0
    Financial activities.....................          10.5         163.0       4.9    2,035       7.2
    Professional and business services.......          19.4         376.9       9.5    1,687       8.1
    Education and health services............          10.3         201.3       3.9    1,250       7.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         144.8      16.2      579      16.3
    Other services...........................           7.3          40.0       8.2      979      -3.5
  Government.................................           0.5         173.9       1.9    1,364       3.6

Orange, CA...................................         133.8       1,555.8       7.4    1,382       4.2
  Private industry...........................         132.4       1,404.5       7.9    1,372       4.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.7      16.3    1,108      14.1
    Construction.............................           8.0         101.1       0.1    1,548       5.7
    Manufacturing............................           5.3         146.5       0.0    1,689       3.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.9         245.8       6.2    1,221       6.9
    Information..............................           1.7          23.2       0.3    2,696      18.8
    Financial activities.....................          13.9         114.9       2.6    2,206       7.6
    Professional and business services.......          24.9         312.1       5.5    1,600       6.2
    Education and health services............          41.4         228.8       7.4    1,065       6.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.0         185.0      32.8      626      23.7
    Other services...........................           8.1          44.3      17.7      837      -2.4
  Government.................................           1.4         151.3       2.8    1,476       3.1

San Diego, CA................................         120.2       1,427.2       7.0    1,370       5.1
  Private industry...........................         118.4       1,189.0       8.2    1,342       5.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           9.5      -5.6      887      13.9
    Construction.............................           8.3          82.3       1.2    1,403       5.4
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         113.8       1.9    1,784       7.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.5         211.0       6.9    1,040       5.5
    Information..............................           1.5          22.1       4.6    2,233      10.9
    Financial activities.....................          11.8          74.1       2.0    1,885      10.8
    Professional and business services.......          22.4         256.5       8.1    1,911       9.5
    Education and health services............          36.7         209.2       5.4    1,072       5.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.3         166.1      26.5      639      22.9
    Other services...........................           8.6          44.4      19.1      774       0.8
  Government.................................           1.9         238.2       1.4    1,509       4.4

King, WA.....................................          93.8       1,377.0       5.7    2,166      10.8
  Private industry...........................          93.2       1,206.5       6.4    2,242      11.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.1       7.7    1,238      -5.9
    Construction.............................           7.2          75.7       7.1    1,603      12.9
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          87.1      -7.1    1,810       1.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.6         276.8       6.8    2,460      12.1
    Information..............................           3.1         133.3       4.7    5,149      19.2
    Financial activities.....................           7.4          69.6       3.3    2,252      10.8
    Professional and business services.......          20.6         240.4       5.4    2,305      12.9
    Education and health services............          21.3         174.3       5.1    1,244       8.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6         104.2      28.4      699      16.5
    Other services...........................           9.6          42.0      10.5    1,183      10.4
  Government.................................           0.6         170.5       1.6    1,634       3.7

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         112.1       1,093.9       (4)    1,206       8.7
  Private industry...........................         111.8         971.0       6.3    1,187       9.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.0       0.8      823      13.0
    Construction.............................           7.6          49.3      -5.5    1,131       7.9
    Manufacturing............................           3.0          39.7       0.0    1,046      10.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.7         276.2       (4)    1,095      10.4
    Information..............................           2.1          17.9       3.9    2,044      14.3
    Financial activities.....................          12.3          77.0       3.3    1,917      14.7
    Professional and business services.......          27.1         162.3       5.8    1,421      10.8
    Education and health services............          14.4         184.1       4.4    1,130       7.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.2         120.7      25.6      781      26.4
    Other services...........................           8.5          34.5       6.5      793       8.2
  Government.................................           0.3         123.0       0.0    1,349       4.6

(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.
(4) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.

Note: Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2020 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.



Last Modified Date: November 23, 2021