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

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

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                              fourth quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2017                    Percent             Percent
                                               (thousands)      December   change,    Fourth   change,
                                                                  2017     December   quarter  fourth
                                                              (thousands)  2016-17(2)  2017    quarter
                                                                                              2016-17(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,969.4     145,921.1       1.5   $1,109       3.9
  Private industry...........................       9,671.1     124,015.7       1.7    1,114       4.1
    Natural resources and mining.............         137.4       1,801.6       3.7    1,135       4.8
    Construction.............................         792.8       6,962.2       3.7    1,282       3.9
    Manufacturing............................         347.9      12,504.4       1.2    1,331       3.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,919.8      28,219.9       0.9      911       3.5
    Information..............................         165.0       2,825.6       0.1    2,035       8.0
    Financial activities.....................         879.4       8,150.9       1.2    1,826       6.8
    Professional and business services.......       1,803.3      20,625.1       1.7    1,483       4.2
    Education and health services............       1,669.5      22,468.6       1.9      995       2.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................         845.8      15,681.4       1.7      481       4.1
    Other services...........................         846.4       4,441.5       1.0      746       3.8
  Government.................................         298.4      21,905.4       0.2    1,076       2.6

Los Angeles, CA..............................         494.2       4,494.5       1.6    1,343       6.4
  Private industry...........................         488.0       3,914.4       1.8    1,340       7.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.0       3.2    1,176       0.1
    Construction.............................          14.5         140.3       4.5    1,332       4.6
    Manufacturing............................          12.3         343.2      -2.9    1,481       6.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          54.9         859.5       0.8      994       3.9
    Information..............................          10.6         223.0       0.9    2,722      14.0
    Financial activities.....................          26.7         221.9       0.4    2,186      12.7
    Professional and business services.......          49.6         618.3       1.8    1,794       8.5
    Education and health services............         232.6         789.6       2.5      947       2.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................          33.9         522.3       1.3    1,074       5.9
    Other services...........................          26.8         148.8      -0.2      791       7.6
  Government.................................           6.2         580.2       0.4    1,363       2.8

Cook, IL.....................................         136.9       2,604.2       0.6    1,283       2.6
  Private industry...........................         135.7       2,310.8       0.7    1,291       2.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.2      17.4    1,239      -5.6
    Construction.............................          10.6          72.5       0.8    1,661       2.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.8         184.8       0.5    1,369       1.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.5         488.8      -0.3    1,009       2.5
    Information..............................           2.3          53.5      -0.8    1,838       5.7
    Financial activities.....................          13.7         196.8       1.3    2,380       4.6
    Professional and business services.......          28.5         482.6       0.6    1,711       2.9
    Education and health services............          15.3         450.4       1.5    1,042       1.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.6         278.9       0.8      553       4.3
    Other services...........................          15.4          99.0       1.7      977       2.5
  Government.................................           1.3         293.4      -0.4    1,223       0.5

New York, NY.................................         128.4       2,516.0       1.4    2,439      10.4
  Private industry...........................         127.5       2,246.8       1.5    2,569      10.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       3.6    1,861      -9.3
    Construction.............................           2.3          42.5       4.7    2,356       0.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.0          25.5      -2.6    1,681       1.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.5         265.0      -1.2    1,546       5.6
    Information..............................           5.0         169.7       3.7    2,761       2.9
    Financial activities.....................          19.5         380.3       1.9    5,637      22.4
    Professional and business services.......          27.2         588.1       2.4    2,753       5.4
    Education and health services............          10.2         351.6       0.6    1,456       5.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.7         309.4       0.6    1,050       2.9
    Other services...........................          20.4         105.5       0.7    1,251       4.9
  Government.................................           0.8         269.2       0.1    1,362       2.3

Harris, TX...................................         115.3       2,293.3       1.1    1,352       2.4
  Private industry...........................         114.8       2,014.1       1.2    1,377       2.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          67.2       1.7    3,255       0.1
    Construction.............................           7.4         156.8       0.7    1,481       0.5
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         171.0       2.4    1,672       1.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.0         482.2       1.1    1,178       4.3
    Information..............................           1.2          26.4      -4.6    1,584       7.7
    Financial activities.....................          12.2         126.5       1.4    1,815       1.9
    Professional and business services.......          23.2         394.4       1.4    1,790       2.9
    Education and health services............          16.1         292.4       0.5    1,095       1.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.1         228.2       1.1      490       4.3
    Other services...........................          11.6          65.9       1.4      840       1.7
  Government.................................           0.5         279.3       0.5    1,173       2.5

Maricopa, AZ.................................          97.9       1,989.4       3.0    1,024       2.9
  Private industry...........................          97.2       1,776.0       3.4    1,025       2.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           8.7       3.5      974       4.1
    Construction.............................           7.0         114.5       9.7    1,185       6.2
    Manufacturing............................           3.1         121.1       3.9    1,432       4.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.2         393.9       1.8      919       2.8
    Information..............................           1.5          34.5       0.7    1,420       3.2
    Financial activities.....................          11.1         178.9       3.1    1,344       2.1
    Professional and business services.......          20.8         339.9       2.4    1,133       2.1
    Education and health services............          11.0         302.5       2.9    1,017       1.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.0         218.1       3.8      495       4.0
    Other services...........................           6.3          50.9      -1.0      753       4.3
  Government.................................           0.7         213.5       0.0    1,012       2.7

Dallas, TX...................................          77.5       1,712.8       1.7    1,318       3.1
  Private industry...........................          76.9       1,538.5       1.8    1,330       3.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.2      14.7    3,218     -20.0
    Construction.............................           4.6          88.8       2.7    1,420       3.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         112.6       0.8    1,584       9.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.9         363.6       2.3    1,077       2.1
    Information..............................           1.4          48.2      -2.2    1,852       1.9
    Financial activities.....................           9.6         165.4       2.2    1,802       2.3
    Professional and business services.......          17.6         344.8       1.1    1,628       3.1
    Education and health services............           9.6         199.5       2.1    1,206       4.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.9         160.9       1.9      560       3.3
    Other services...........................           6.9          43.1       0.6      876       9.0
  Government.................................           0.6         174.4       0.2    1,211       2.2

Orange, CA...................................         121.9       1,621.4       1.7    1,234       2.8
  Private industry...........................         120.4       1,475.6       2.0    1,235       2.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.5      -7.4      987       1.9
    Construction.............................           6.9         103.5       4.8    1,481       6.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         158.2      -1.2    1,506       0.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          17.2         271.1       1.2    1,055       1.0
    Information..............................           1.4          26.9       0.5    2,104       2.2
    Financial activities.....................          11.6         118.5       0.0    2,187       7.6
    Professional and business services.......          21.0         305.4       0.7    1,436       2.7
    Education and health services............          34.1         213.9       3.1    1,024       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.7         217.3       2.6      552       3.4
    Other services...........................           6.9          45.7      -0.4      748       2.7
  Government.................................           1.5         145.8      -0.9    1,224       3.0

San Diego, CA................................         111.9       1,462.0       1.8    1,221       4.3
  Private industry...........................         110.0       1,226.5       2.0    1,198       4.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.5       5.9      834      12.4
    Construction.............................           7.0          81.5       4.0    1,329       5.7
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         109.1       0.4    1,655       4.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.4         237.0       0.8      960       5.7
    Information..............................           1.2          24.3      -1.4    2,077      13.8
    Financial activities.....................          10.3          74.6       1.3    1,581       1.5
    Professional and business services.......          18.6         237.1       2.4    1,791       4.5
    Education and health services............          32.0         201.6       2.0    1,029       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.4         192.1       0.7      528       3.1
    Other services...........................           7.4          50.3      -0.5      656       1.9
  Government.................................           1.9         235.5       0.7    1,335       3.0

King, WA.....................................          86.6       1,377.5       2.9    1,583       7.0
  Private industry...........................          86.0       1,209.4       3.4    1,610       7.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.0       3.8    1,321       9.8
    Construction.............................           6.7          70.9       4.2    1,455       5.1
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         101.4      -1.1    1,679       1.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.3         275.3       5.7    1,714      15.0
    Information..............................           2.3         104.5       4.9    3,127       8.9
    Financial activities.....................           6.7          68.4       2.9    1,843       3.7
    Professional and business services.......          18.0         227.1       2.6    1,892       3.8
    Education and health services............          18.6         174.3       2.8    1,092       3.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         139.1       3.1      608       7.4
    Other services...........................           9.2          45.4       2.3      884       3.2
  Government.................................           0.5         168.2      -0.4    1,384       4.5

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          98.9       1,148.3       0.8    1,065       3.8
  Private industry...........................          98.6       1,007.9       0.9    1,053       3.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.2       1.0      643      -4.5
    Construction.............................           6.6          46.0       2.0    1,031       4.8
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          41.1       1.0      985       2.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.4         293.2       1.1      936       2.5
    Information..............................           1.5          17.8      -1.4    1,768       5.7
    Financial activities.....................          10.7          76.3       0.5    1,700       3.7
    Professional and business services.......          22.2         160.9       0.9    1,379       5.3
    Education and health services............          10.7         181.7       1.9    1,034       0.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         140.7      -0.8      665       9.9
    Other services...........................           8.4          39.6      -0.7      674       6.8
  Government.................................           0.3         140.3       0.3    1,151       3.3

(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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