Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, fourth quarter 2018

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2018

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                              fourth quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2018                    Percent             Percent
                                               (thousands)      December   change,    Fourth   change,
                                                                  2018     December   quarter  fourth
                                                              (thousands)  2017-18(2)  2018    quarter
                                                                                              2017-18(2)


United States(3) ............................      10,169.1     148,061.8       1.5   $1,144       3.2
  Private industry...........................       9,869.6     126,030.9       1.6    1,146       2.8
    Natural resources and mining.............         139.2       1,839.3       2.0    1,181       4.2
    Construction.............................         820.9       7,267.0       3.8    1,319       3.0
    Manufacturing............................         353.6      12,767.4       1.8    1,354       1.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,938.5      28,301.1       0.6      938       3.3
    Information..............................         175.9       2,817.1       0.1    2,169       5.0
    Financial activities.....................         903.0       8,232.3       0.8    1,825      -0.1
    Professional and business services.......       1,872.3      21,144.1       1.9    1,531       3.0
    Education and health services............       1,725.2      22,960.7       1.8    1,023       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................         868.7      16,005.0       1.6      501       4.2
    Other services...........................         860.8       4,500.2       1.1      772       3.6
  Government.................................         299.5      22,030.9       0.5    1,134       4.4

Los Angeles, CA..............................         507.9       4,515.9       1.2    1,380       2.1
  Private industry...........................         501.6       3,933.1       1.3    1,367       1.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.9       8.4    1,146       3.0
    Construction.............................          16.3         147.5       3.9    1,399       5.3
    Manufacturing............................          12.7         338.5      -1.4    1,452       3.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          57.8         870.2       0.3    1,041       4.2
    Information..............................          12.0         192.1       1.0    3,090      -3.6
    Financial activities.....................          29.1         222.5      -0.8    2,077      -5.0
    Professional and business services.......          54.2         634.3       1.7    1,810      -0.6
    Education and health services............         240.9         817.9       2.5      968       2.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................          37.0         539.1       1.7    1,115       1.2
    Other services...........................          27.9         152.4      -0.1      806       5.6
  Government.................................           6.3         582.8       0.4    1,466       7.6

Cook, IL.....................................         138.1       2,625.3       0.6    1,335       3.7
  Private industry...........................         136.8       2,331.5       0.7    1,341       3.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.3       7.8    1,313       6.1
    Construction.............................          11.0          73.8       1.0    1,698       2.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         185.1       0.8    1,400       1.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.2         488.8       0.1    1,056       4.5
    Information..............................           2.5          52.0       1.2    1,982       3.2
    Financial activities.....................          14.0         199.5       0.2    2,485       4.5
    Professional and business services.......          29.0         488.8       0.8    1,752       2.2
    Education and health services............          15.5         456.5       1.3    1,108       6.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.8         285.6       1.6      569       2.5
    Other services...........................          15.9          99.5      -1.8    1,006       4.1
  Government.................................           1.3         293.8       0.1    1,282       4.8

New York, NY.................................         128.3       2,521.0       0.7    2,400      -3.3
  Private industry...........................         126.9       2,286.9       0.8    2,472      -3.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      16.1    2,098      11.0
    Construction.............................           2.3          44.5       2.6    2,361       0.9
    Manufacturing............................           1.9          23.4      -3.7    1,777       2.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.0         264.8      -0.6    1,486      -3.6
    Information..............................           5.0         177.7       0.1    3,077      10.5
    Financial activities.....................          19.3         386.6       1.5    4,764     -15.3
    Professional and business services.......          27.3         606.6       0.9    2,769       0.7
    Education and health services............          10.1         358.8       2.3    1,513       3.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.8         313.7      -0.5    1,102       5.2
    Other services...........................          20.2         106.1       0.1    1,287       4.2
  Government.................................           1.4         234.1      -0.3    1,703       2.7

Harris, TX...................................         116.8       2,346.8       2.1    1,390       3.1
  Private industry...........................         116.3       2,065.9       2.3    1,413       3.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          67.7       1.8    3,278       0.7
    Construction.............................           7.6         163.3       4.4    1,534       3.8
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         178.0       4.2    1,690       1.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.2         487.5       1.1    1,201       2.6
    Information..............................           1.2          26.1      -2.9    1,527      -1.9
    Financial activities.....................          12.3         129.4       0.7    1,896       4.9
    Professional and business services.......          23.4         406.1       2.6    1,860       4.0
    Education and health services............          16.4         299.3       2.1    1,119       2.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.5         237.3       3.0      510       4.1
    Other services...........................          11.8          68.0       2.2      875       4.0
  Government.................................           0.5         280.9       0.6    1,223       4.2

Maricopa, AZ.................................         102.3       2,060.6       3.2    1,064       3.9
  Private industry...........................         101.6       1,844.9       3.5    1,064       3.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           8.1      -3.3    1,040       8.3
    Construction.............................           8.1         125.8       7.9    1,247       5.1
    Manufacturing............................           3.3         125.3       2.7    1,477       3.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.9         409.7       3.9      950       2.9
    Information..............................           1.8          37.8       2.1    1,456       3.6
    Financial activities.....................          12.9         185.9       2.6    1,375       2.2
    Professional and business services.......          24.2         349.8       3.0    1,189       4.8
    Education and health services............          12.5         322.4       3.9    1,037       2.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.8         224.5       2.3      521       5.3
    Other services...........................           6.9          54.0       2.6      781       3.9
  Government.................................           0.7         215.6       0.7    1,063       5.5

Dallas, TX...................................          78.6       1,741.5       1.9    1,353       2.7
  Private industry...........................          78.0       1,565.5       2.0    1,362       2.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.2      14.9    3,335       2.1
    Construction.............................           4.8          89.4       1.5    1,439       1.2
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         113.7       1.5    1,523      -4.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.0         368.3       2.0    1,133       4.9
    Information..............................           1.4          48.5      -3.0    1,912       3.4
    Financial activities.....................           9.7         167.1       0.0    1,846       2.7
    Professional and business services.......          17.9         358.6       3.3    1,670       3.1
    Education and health services............           9.7         202.6       2.1    1,235       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         162.1       1.8      569       1.4
    Other services...........................           7.0          43.6       1.0      856      -0.8
  Government.................................           0.5         176.0       0.9    1,267       4.6

Orange, CA...................................         126.1       1,647.4       0.8    1,251       0.6
  Private industry...........................         124.7       1,501.6       0.9    1,247       0.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.1      -4.7      920      -0.5
    Construction.............................           7.5         105.3       0.9    1,554       5.6
    Manufacturing............................           5.3         163.1      -0.6    1,652      -1.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.1         268.0      -0.6    1,080       3.8
    Information..............................           1.5          26.3      -2.0    1,994      -4.1
    Financial activities.....................          12.8         117.2      -2.9    2,051      -6.1
    Professional and business services.......          22.9         321.9       1.9    1,444       1.1
    Education and health services............          36.6         223.1       3.3    1,021      -0.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.3         224.0       2.1      538       4.7
    Other services...........................           7.2          47.0       0.5      757       2.6
  Government.................................           1.4         145.9      -0.3    1,288       5.1

San Diego, CA................................         115.0       1,485.8       1.6    1,260       3.2
  Private industry...........................         113.0       1,248.4       1.7    1,228       2.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           8.9       1.7      833      -0.2
    Construction.............................           7.7          83.6       1.6    1,327       0.4
    Manufacturing............................           3.5         112.9       1.8    1,686       1.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.1         232.8       0.0      919       3.8
    Information..............................           1.3          23.6      -2.1    2,041       0.7
    Financial activities.....................          10.9          75.6      -0.8    1,682       5.5
    Professional and business services.......          20.4         250.7       3.1    1,881       1.5
    Education and health services............          33.8         207.2       2.6    1,037       1.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.9         198.8       2.0      551       4.8
    Other services...........................           7.7          51.7       1.2      678       3.4
  Government.................................           2.0         237.5       1.0    1,423       6.4

King, WA.....................................          89.8       1,415.9       2.9    1,694       7.0
  Private industry...........................          89.2       1,245.0       3.1    1,727       7.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.9      -3.3    1,434       7.1
    Construction.............................           6.9          75.3       6.1    1,546       6.4
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         104.2       2.8    1,711       1.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.0         277.4       1.2    1,780       4.0
    Information..............................           2.5         113.7       8.5    3,574      14.9
    Financial activities.....................           6.8          69.9       1.7    1,911       4.0
    Professional and business services.......          18.5         233.4       2.8    2,054       7.9
    Education and health services............          20.8         179.2       3.0    1,134       4.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         143.6       3.1      638       5.1
    Other services...........................           9.3          45.3       1.3      931       5.8
  Government.................................           0.6         170.9       1.6    1,454       5.1

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         101.0       1,169.8       1.4    1,104       2.8
  Private industry...........................         100.7       1,029.1       1.5    1,091       2.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.0      -0.2      678       5.8
    Construction.............................           7.1          51.3       5.5    1,075       3.7
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          41.1       2.6    1,007       2.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.9         297.9       1.5      970       3.0
    Information..............................           1.6          19.4       5.4    1,640      -7.0
    Financial activities.....................          10.8          76.6       0.3    1,835       7.8
    Professional and business services.......          23.0         165.1       1.2    1,442       4.5
    Education and health services............          11.0         184.5       1.1    1,061      -0.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         142.5       0.8      669       0.1
    Other services...........................           8.6          39.5      -0.7      689       2.2
  Government.................................           0.3         140.7       0.4    1,199       3.9

(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 2017 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.

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