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

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

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                              fourth quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2021                    Percent             Percent
                                               (thousands)      December   change,    Fourth   change,
                                                                  2021     December   quarter  fourth
                                                              (thousands)  2020-21(2)  2021    quarter
                                                                                              2020-21(2)


United States(3) ............................      11,194.1     148,293.6       5.2   $1,418       5.9
  Private industry...........................      10,891.6     126,754.0       5.8    1,435       6.1
    Natural resources and mining.............         142.1       1,688.8       2.0    1,291       6.2
    Construction.............................         887.5       7,478.5       3.1    1,527       4.4
    Manufacturing............................         371.2      12,531.9       2.9    1,621       4.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       2,006.8      29,019.8       4.0    1,163       8.2
    Information..............................         238.2       2,953.8       8.2    3,047       9.6
    Financial activities.....................       1,007.2       8,520.7       3.0    2,345       7.4
    Professional and business services.......       2,188.6      22,068.4       6.1    1,935       7.2
    Education and health services............       1,975.3      23,015.0       1.9    1,237       4.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................         919.9      14,904.1      21.3      625      10.4
    Other services...........................         851.2       4,279.1       7.9      965       6.0
  Government.................................         302.5      21,539.6       1.3    1,319       3.9

Los Angeles, CA..............................         539.2       4,451.3       7.4    1,698       5.9
  Private industry...........................         532.9       3,887.8       8.2    1,693       6.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           6.5       5.0    1,360       4.7
    Construction.............................          18.4         148.3       0.3    1,601       2.1
    Manufacturing............................          12.5         316.1       1.5    1,803       6.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          62.0         848.8       3.5    1,302       8.0
    Information..............................          14.6         223.6       7.0    3,489      11.1
    Financial activities.....................          32.9         216.6       1.8    2,679      10.0
    Professional and business services.......          62.3         650.7       7.4    2,268       7.4
    Education and health services............         254.9         839.9       2.7    1,156       3.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................          43.0         494.2      44.2    1,408      -0.5
    Other services...........................          29.7         141.8      20.3    1,018       2.7
  Government.................................           6.4         563.5       2.1    1,729       3.9

Cook, IL.....................................         143.0       2,504.1       5.3    1,671       6.4
  Private industry...........................         141.7       2,222.9       5.7    1,687       6.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.7      15.5    1,353      -2.3
    Construction.............................          11.4          72.3       5.2    1,846       2.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         174.9      -0.1    1,634       7.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          29.2         473.3       2.8    1,286       9.9
    Information..............................           2.8          50.6       3.4    2,814      11.5
    Financial activities.....................          14.4         201.1      -0.8    3,383      16.3
    Professional and business services.......          30.4         471.8       3.8    2,222       6.5
    Education and health services............          16.7         444.0       1.0    1,272       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.2         241.9      47.3      706      15.7
    Other services...........................          16.5          91.3       5.5    1,202       4.6
  Government.................................           1.3         281.1       1.7    1,545       5.1

Harris, TX...................................         125.4       2,341.1       5.0    1,586       5.7
  Private industry...........................         124.8       2,051.8       5.5    1,614       5.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          51.0      -1.9    3,680      -2.0
    Construction.............................           8.4         157.7       4.6    1,724       5.1
    Manufacturing............................           5.1         164.1       2.4    1,893       5.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          26.4         490.7       4.4    1,393       7.7
    Information..............................           1.5          24.4      14.4    2,148      14.5
    Financial activities.....................          13.8         132.9       3.8    2,344      10.5
    Professional and business services.......          26.1         416.8       5.1    2,059       6.6
    Education and health services............          17.6         314.6       4.8    1,306       4.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................          11.3         230.1      13.8      626      11.8
    Other services...........................          11.8          67.2       8.5    1,095       9.4
  Government.................................           0.6         289.3       1.6    1,391       6.4

New York, NY.................................         124.8       2,331.2       7.9    3,240       5.4
  Private industry...........................         123.4       2,107.0       9.0    3,392       5.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2     -33.7    2,015     -26.0
    Construction.............................           2.4          36.5      -4.1    2,493       0.8
    Manufacturing............................           1.7          16.9      15.3    1,947      -1.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          17.0         218.0       6.6    1,991       7.0
    Information..............................           5.7         197.5       8.3    4,104       8.2
    Financial activities.....................          18.9         381.7       0.7    6,705      13.6
    Professional and business services.......          28.0         566.3       6.2    3,674       5.2
    Education and health services............          10.2         356.6       3.0    1,751       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.9         233.0      62.8    1,398      -1.2
    Other services...........................          17.5          92.0       4.8    1,607       2.6
  Government.................................           1.5         224.2      -1.3    1,826       3.3

Maricopa, AZ.................................         122.9       2,165.0       4.7    1,344       5.5
  Private industry...........................         122.1       1,953.5       5.2    1,350       5.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.9       6.1    1,268      -1.8
    Construction.............................           9.5         140.2       4.9    1,578       7.6
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         135.9       3.3    1,776       2.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          23.1         446.7       4.6    1,181       6.4
    Information..............................           3.0          39.6       9.8    2,067       8.9
    Financial activities.....................          16.5         199.9       1.8    1,799       3.3
    Professional and business services.......          32.2         363.3       3.6    1,534      11.1
    Education and health services............          15.2         342.5       2.4    1,282       4.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.7         219.1      15.4      648       8.7
    Other services...........................           7.9          56.5      11.2      961       6.2
  Government.................................           0.8         211.5       0.2    1,287       3.8

Dallas, TX...................................          85.2       1,803.1       5.9    1,637       6.1
  Private industry...........................          84.7       1,626.9       6.7    1,656       6.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.1      -3.6    3,563      16.1
    Construction.............................           5.3          90.1       2.2    1,708       6.8
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         120.9       3.8    1,737       1.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.9         392.5       4.8    1,429       9.3
    Information..............................           1.7          45.2       4.1    2,331       4.2
    Financial activities.....................          10.9         170.7       6.3    2,360       7.1
    Professional and business services.......          20.2         400.1      10.2    1,987       5.9
    Education and health services............          10.4         206.1       2.5    1,414       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6         151.9      14.7      668      17.6
    Other services...........................           7.4          41.1       7.9    1,078       1.1
  Government.................................           0.5         176.2      -0.4    1,462       4.6

Orange, CA...................................         137.6       1,614.7       6.8    1,553       3.2
  Private industry...........................         136.2       1,475.9       7.4    1,559       3.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.2     -11.1    1,153       2.1
    Construction.............................           8.1         102.3       1.5    1,814       3.2
    Manufacturing............................           5.4         149.7       1.7    1,983       3.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.2         259.4       2.3    1,351       8.9
    Information..............................           1.7          24.3       6.3    2,709       4.3
    Financial activities.....................          14.3         117.1       0.3    2,756       5.6
    Professional and business services.......          25.5         326.6       3.1    1,825       5.4
    Education and health services............          42.8         237.9       5.4    1,216       2.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.2         207.9      40.0      684      13.1
    Other services...........................           8.2          47.9      20.5      929       4.4
  Government.................................           1.4         138.8       0.7    1,492       3.2

San Diego, CA................................         123.3       1,487.5       8.1    1,609       2.9
  Private industry...........................         121.4       1,252.4       9.2    1,608       3.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           8.5      -2.3    1,002       3.4
    Construction.............................           8.4          85.8       4.1    1,581       1.2
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         116.6       3.6    2,079       6.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.7         227.2       4.0    1,169       5.8
    Information..............................           1.5          22.3       6.6    2,963       5.7
    Financial activities.....................          12.1          77.5       2.8    2,152      -0.3
    Professional and business services.......          22.9         271.6       7.9    2,561       4.6
    Education and health services............          38.0         213.1       2.2    1,257       5.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.4         180.6      40.1      678       6.8
    Other services...........................           8.6          48.8      25.0      874       5.4
  Government.................................           1.9         235.0       2.7    1,614       2.3

King, WA.....................................          97.9       1,429.6       7.4    2,333       6.7
  Private industry...........................          97.2       1,260.1       8.2    2,419       7.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.2       7.2    1,399       2.0
    Construction.............................           7.3          75.5       2.4    1,840       4.5
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          89.7       2.1    1,949      -3.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.7         292.2       5.5    2,454       5.2
    Information..............................           3.4         138.3       6.6    5,335      12.2
    Financial activities.....................           7.6          70.7       3.6    2,723      10.8
    Professional and business services.......          21.6         253.6       8.9    2,718      10.2
    Education and health services............          23.5         177.9       3.1    1,344       4.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6         115.8      44.7      816      11.6
    Other services...........................           9.4          43.2       8.7    1,405      21.0
  Government.................................           0.6         169.5       2.0    1,695       0.9

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         118.8       1,174.1       7.2    1,447      11.1
  Private industry...........................         118.4       1,036.9       8.1    1,437      12.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6          10.1      11.7      854       6.1
    Construction.............................           7.8          50.6      -0.5    1,476      25.9
    Manufacturing............................           3.1          40.8       2.5    1,294      10.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          26.8         298.7       (4)    1,217       7.3
    Information..............................           2.4          18.9       8.0    2,426      21.6
    Financial activities.....................          12.9          79.7       4.2    2,515      24.3
    Professional and business services.......          28.8         175.8       7.9    1,950      13.7
    Education and health services............          15.0         192.7       5.3    1,284       7.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.6         130.7      21.1      892      15.8
    Other services...........................           8.7          36.5       5.7      910      10.0
  Government.................................           0.3         137.2       0.4    1,523       5.5

(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.
(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: May 25, 2022