Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, third quarter 2016

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
third quarter 2016

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               third quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2016                     Percent            Percent
                                               (thousands)      September   change,    Third   change,
                                                                  2016     September   quarter  third
                                                              (thousands)  2015-16(2)   2016   quarter
                                                                                              2015-16(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,800.8     142,940.5       1.7   $1,027       5.4
  Private industry...........................       9,501.7     121,392.9       1.8    1,019       5.7
    Natural resources and mining.............         137.6       1,963.4      -5.7    1,020      -0.8
    Construction.............................         780.3       6,898.0       3.4    1,143       5.5
    Manufacturing............................         345.2      12,317.5      -0.6    1,242       6.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,922.9      26,939.5       1.1      867       5.6
    Information..............................         157.8       2,792.9       1.0    1,927       8.4
    Financial activities.....................         859.7       7,973.7       1.7    1,530       6.0
    Professional and business services.......       1,766.7      20,200.9       2.2    1,308       5.3
    Education and health services............       1,590.0      21,741.6       2.8      958       6.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................         822.8      15,811.2       2.4      441       6.8
    Other services...........................         835.9       4,390.8       1.7      705       6.0
  Government.................................         299.1      21,547.5       1.2    1,077       4.6

Los Angeles, CA..............................         472.3       4,357.4       1.6    1,132       5.8
  Private industry...........................         466.1       3,793.2       1.7    1,096       6.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.7       0.0    1,406       4.8
    Construction.............................          13.9         134.1       3.9    1,192       5.5
    Manufacturing............................          12.4         353.8      -3.2    1,287       6.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          53.7         811.3       0.5      936       7.6
    Information..............................           9.6         224.5       0.3    1,981       9.1
    Financial activities.....................          25.3         217.1       0.4    1,789       4.5
    Professional and business services.......          47.6         603.8       2.0    1,338       4.4
    Education and health services............         216.2         749.5       2.1      898       9.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................          32.1         508.7       2.8      633       6.7
    Other services...........................          27.0         147.2       0.3      743       8.6
  Government.................................           6.2         564.2       1.3    1,383       2.4

Cook, IL.....................................         152.8       2,577.2       1.2    1,159       4.5
  Private industry...........................         151.5       2,279.3       1.2    1,166       4.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.2       5.7    1,194      -1.6
    Construction.............................          12.2          75.7       2.5    1,451       1.8
    Manufacturing............................           6.3         184.8      -1.3    1,250       7.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          29.8         472.5       0.5      946       4.8
    Information..............................           2.7          52.6      -0.9    1,752       7.4
    Financial activities.....................          15.1         193.0       0.9    2,013       4.9
    Professional and business services.......          32.3         476.5       0.6    1,462       3.0
    Education and health services............          16.3         439.3       2.2    1,016       8.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.1         282.9       3.6      547       7.5
    Other services...........................          17.3          95.9       0.3      919       4.9
  Government.................................           1.3         297.9       0.9    1,107       2.2

New York, NY.................................         130.1       2,411.9       1.6    1,879       2.6
  Private industry...........................         129.2       2,148.9       1.7    1,946       2.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       1.2    1,896       1.3
    Construction.............................           2.2          41.2       3.6    1,876       4.7
    Manufacturing............................           2.1          26.5      -3.1    1,343      -0.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.5         253.0      -2.3    1,352       5.9
    Information..............................           4.9         155.6       1.8    2,613       0.5
    Financial activities.....................          19.2         368.6       0.2    3,373       2.6
    Professional and business services.......          27.5         556.9       2.6    2,178       2.6
    Education and health services............           9.8         337.0       2.8    1,341       2.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.7         293.6       1.8      896       5.5
    Other services...........................          20.3         101.6       0.9    1,167       6.1
  Government.................................           0.8         263.0       0.0    1,319       0.1

Harris, TX...................................         112.9       2,262.3      -0.9    1,267       2.1
  Private industry...........................         112.3       1,990.6      -1.4    1,281       2.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.8          73.7     -15.6    3,173       5.2
    Construction.............................           7.2         160.8      -1.8    1,354       4.2
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         167.9      -9.5    1,576       6.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.0         462.7      -1.2    1,137       5.1
    Information..............................           1.2          27.1       0.7    1,437       2.3
    Financial activities.....................          11.7         123.8       1.9    1,591       2.3
    Professional and business services.......          23.0         386.5      -2.3    1,569       1.9
    Education and health services............          15.6         291.7       3.7    1,041       3.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.7         229.7       3.2      464       5.7
    Other services...........................          11.7          65.5       0.1      797       0.6
  Government.................................           0.6         271.7       2.6    1,166       1.7

Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.0       1,885.6       3.4      996       7.1
  Private industry...........................          94.2       1,673.1       3.7      985       6.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           7.5       0.9      936       1.4
    Construction.............................           6.8         103.6       6.0    1,048       8.4
    Manufacturing............................           3.1         115.3      -0.8    1,405       7.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.5         366.1       1.8      900       5.4
    Information..............................           1.5          34.0       0.5    1,498      21.2
    Financial activities.....................          10.7         168.9       5.9    1,281       7.5
    Professional and business services.......          20.6         325.4       4.0    1,055       5.3
    Education and health services............          10.6         285.1       3.6    1,011       6.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         205.2       3.5      473       8.7
    Other services...........................           6.0          49.8       1.1      715       7.2
  Government.................................           0.7         212.6       1.5    1,086       9.6

Dallas, TX...................................          74.9       1,662.8       3.1    1,239       6.8
  Private industry...........................          74.4       1,489.3       3.3    1,245       7.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.6      -8.3    3,515      -0.2
    Construction.............................           4.4          86.0       5.2    1,236       8.1
    Manufacturing............................           2.7         108.9       0.1    1,472      14.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.0         338.5       3.2    1,149       9.0
    Information..............................           1.3          49.4       2.8    1,813       3.8
    Financial activities.....................           9.2         159.3       3.7    1,659       5.9
    Professional and business services.......          16.8         339.2       3.4    1,426       6.7
    Education and health services............           9.3         196.0       4.2    1,094       3.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.6         160.4       3.9      509       7.4
    Other services...........................           7.0          42.2       1.2      821       8.2
  Government.................................           0.6         173.5       1.4    1,182       5.0

Orange, CA...................................         116.1       1,563.4       2.1    1,153       6.8
  Private industry...........................         114.6       1,418.5       2.0    1,139       6.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.9      -2.6      918      10.6
    Construction.............................           6.7          97.2       3.5    1,317       7.5
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         155.9      -0.5    1,398       6.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.9         255.8      -0.4    1,021       8.0
    Information..............................           1.3          25.6       2.5    1,922      12.7
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         116.3       0.5    1,778       6.1
    Professional and business services.......          20.5         295.3       2.3    1,364       5.7
    Education and health services............          30.1         200.2       2.8      977       8.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.4         212.7       2.7      515      10.0
    Other services...........................           6.9          45.9       2.5      723       8.4
  Government.................................           1.5         144.9       3.1    1,301       4.8

San Diego, CA................................         107.6       1,415.6       2.2    1,130       4.9
  Private industry...........................         105.7       1,185.5       2.0    1,084       4.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           9.5      -2.4      723      14.0
    Construction.............................           6.7          76.6       5.4    1,213       8.4
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         107.0      -0.6    1,578       9.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.2         217.4      -0.5      862       4.9
    Information..............................           1.2          23.3      -0.8    1,930       8.7
    Financial activities.....................           9.7          72.1       2.2    1,438       7.1
    Professional and business services.......          18.1         232.1       1.0    1,526      -0.3
    Education and health services............          29.7         192.9       2.5      978       8.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.0         194.4       3.7      506       4.8
    Other services...........................           7.4          51.3       0.7      632       8.8
  Government.................................           1.9         230.1       3.1    1,378       5.1

King, WA.....................................          85.7       1,331.3       3.3    1,582       8.1
  Private industry...........................          85.2       1,165.9       3.4    1,615       8.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.2       4.0    1,208       3.0
    Construction.............................           6.4          69.2       7.1    1,365       8.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         104.1      -3.7    1,615       3.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.5         253.9       4.7    1,392      17.8
    Information..............................           2.2          98.1       8.1    4,960       3.1
    Financial activities.....................           6.5          68.1       3.1    1,655       6.2
    Professional and business services.......          17.2         220.9       2.1    1,668       8.3
    Education and health services............          19.4         166.9       4.6    1,051       8.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         137.5       3.3      588       8.1
    Other services...........................           9.0          43.9       2.7      907      11.4
  Government.................................           0.5         165.4       2.1    1,348       3.9

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          96.5       1,107.4       2.6      983       6.0
  Private industry...........................          96.2         969.7       2.7      957       5.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.6       9.4      643      13.0
    Construction.............................           6.2          44.3       9.6      969       4.1
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          40.4       2.0      977      14.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          26.3         276.9       0.4      896       5.9
    Information..............................           1.5          17.8       0.6    1,781      22.1
    Financial activities.....................          10.4          74.0       0.7    1,484       4.4
    Professional and business services.......          21.2         154.8       3.7    1,114       3.2
    Education and health services............          10.3         174.3       3.2      979       2.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         138.4       4.1      592       7.2
    Other services...........................           8.2          39.8       2.7      628       6.1
  Government.................................           0.3         137.8       1.9    1,172      10.9

(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 2015 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.





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