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Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, fourth quarter 2020

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2020

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                              fourth quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2020                    Percent             Percent
                                               (thousands)      December   change,    Fourth   change,
                                                                  2020     December   quarter  fourth
                                                              (thousands)  2019-20(2)  2020    quarter
                                                                                              2019-20(2)


United States(3) ............................      10,675.8     140,881.3      -6.1   $1,339      13.0
  Private industry...........................      10,373.2     119,621.8      -6.4    1,352      13.8
    Natural resources and mining.............         141.4       1,652.9      -8.5    1,219       0.7
    Construction.............................         858.4       7,232.2      -2.9    1,463       7.1
    Manufacturing............................         361.7      12,154.0      -5.0    1,552      11.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,965.7      27,910.4      -2.2    1,077      11.5
    Information..............................         206.7       2,700.8      -6.9    2,814      21.3
    Financial activities.....................         960.0       8,241.1      -2.0    2,166      13.6
    Professional and business services.......       2,024.8      20,783.9      -3.0    1,804      13.1
    Education and health services............       1,893.3      22,534.8      -4.3    1,181      12.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................         897.1      12,251.4     -24.9      567       8.4
    Other services...........................         838.7       3,952.1     -12.4      911      12.7
  Government.................................         302.6      21,259.5      -4.3    1,268       8.7

Los Angeles, CA..............................         528.3       4,105.3     -10.5    1,612      12.4
  Private industry...........................         521.9       3,555.2     -11.2    1,608      13.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           6.1       7.6    1,236       6.4
    Construction.............................          18.0         147.1      -2.4    1,568       6.3
    Manufacturing............................          12.6         309.6      -8.9    1,702      12.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          60.8         822.0      -5.9    1,208      12.8
    Information..............................          14.6         186.3      -7.2    3,633      15.8
    Financial activities.....................          32.1         211.2      -6.3    2,437      10.1
    Professional and business services.......          60.8         598.1      -8.3    2,096      12.1
    Education and health services............         250.1         815.8      -3.6    1,120      11.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          42.0         341.1     -38.5    1,413      16.4
    Other services...........................          30.0         117.7     -23.4      993      17.5
  Government.................................           6.4         550.1      -6.1    1,637       7.9

Cook, IL.....................................         140.7       2,377.0     -10.1    1,571      14.6
  Private industry...........................         139.4       2,100.5     -10.5    1,585      14.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.6       9.5    1,372       4.2
    Construction.............................          11.3          68.9      -8.6    1,800       2.0
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         174.8      -5.9    1,527       6.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.7         461.2      -5.5    1,171       8.5
    Information..............................           2.6          48.7      -8.3    2,536      19.3
    Financial activities.....................          14.3         202.3      -2.3    2,911      13.4
    Professional and business services.......          29.5         454.5      -6.6    2,087      15.0
    Education and health services............          16.3         438.6      -4.7    1,244      12.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.0         164.1     -43.6      610       3.2
    Other services...........................          16.3          85.4     -14.0    1,154      11.1
  Government.................................           1.3         276.4      -6.2    1,469      13.8

New York, NY.................................         129.8       2,163.2     -15.6    3,036      20.9
  Private industry...........................         128.4       1,935.8     -16.8    3,187      23.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       2.4    2,796      11.9
    Construction.............................           2.4          37.8     -11.8    2,480       5.5
    Manufacturing............................           1.8          15.2     -30.8    2,008      19.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.0         204.1     -23.1    1,857      18.7
    Information..............................           5.9         183.0      -7.4    3,801      15.6
    Financial activities.....................          19.5         376.8      -4.5    5,573      13.6
    Professional and business services.......          29.3         537.9     -10.7    3,573      21.0
    Education and health services............          10.4         341.9      -7.7    1,724      11.2
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.3         144.6     -54.4    1,405      19.0
    Other services...........................          19.1          88.0     -19.8    1,544      15.6
  Government.................................           1.5         227.4      -3.8    1,766       3.0

Harris, TX...................................         121.5       2,220.9      -6.5    1,501       5.0
  Private industry...........................         120.9       1,938.2      -7.3    1,528       5.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.5          52.7     -19.7    3,777       6.5
    Construction.............................           8.0         149.3     -11.9    1,639       3.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         158.6     -11.3    1,792       4.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.6         468.4      -3.4    1,293       5.3
    Information..............................           1.4          22.1     -16.2    1,825      14.2
    Financial activities.....................          13.1         127.1      -3.3    2,111       7.8
    Professional and business services.......          24.7         396.2      -5.2    1,929       3.1
    Education and health services............          17.4         299.2      -2.0    1,254       8.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.9         201.5     -16.5      556       5.3
    Other services...........................          11.8          61.0     -10.5    1,002       9.0
  Government.................................           0.6         282.6      -1.0    1,316       3.2

Maricopa, AZ.................................         113.1       2,069.7      -3.0    1,273      14.8
  Private industry...........................         112.4       1,859.1      -2.9    1,276      15.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.5     -11.7    1,297      27.3
    Construction.............................           8.9         133.0      -1.1    1,458      13.6
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         131.4      -1.0    1,730       9.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.9         428.4       3.0    1,115      13.7
    Information..............................           2.6          35.6     -10.8    1,861      22.8
    Financial activities.....................          15.1         196.4       0.6    1,742      17.7
    Professional and business services.......          28.8         349.3      -3.0    1,381      12.6
    Education and health services............          14.2         336.2      -1.6    1,226      15.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.4         190.3     -17.9      595       9.8
    Other services...........................           7.3          50.7      -7.4      905      10.9
  Government.................................           0.7         210.5      -4.0    1,244      13.0

Dallas, TX...................................          81.7       1,704.6      -3.4    1,548      10.7
  Private industry...........................          81.2       1,526.5      -3.7    1,567      11.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.7     -11.7    2,878       6.7
    Construction.............................           5.1          89.3      -5.0    1,591       5.8
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         116.0      -2.8    1,703      12.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.3         373.3       0.9    1,305      10.8
    Information..............................           1.5          44.0      -6.5    2,259      13.2
    Financial activities.....................          10.2         161.9       0.8    2,193      11.0
    Professional and business services.......          18.8         361.1      -2.2    1,894       8.9
    Education and health services............          10.2         200.6      -2.3    1,386      10.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         133.6     -20.1      630       5.5
    Other services...........................           7.3          37.6     -14.9    1,058      17.3
  Government.................................           0.5         178.2      -0.3    1,387       5.8

Orange, CA...................................         133.0       1,501.1      -9.6    1,513      16.6
  Private industry...........................         131.6       1,361.9     -10.0    1,519      17.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.5      14.0    1,114       9.0
    Construction.............................           8.1         100.6      -4.8    1,759       9.8
    Manufacturing............................           5.3         146.5      -8.2    1,925      19.3
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.0         252.1      -5.2    1,242      11.4
    Information..............................           1.7          23.0     -10.0    2,579      22.6
    Financial activities.....................          13.8         116.6      -2.6    2,626      17.1
    Professional and business services.......          25.0         308.1      -5.8    1,758      15.3
    Education and health services............          40.2         223.9      -3.8    1,192      13.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.1         148.9     -34.1      603       5.8
    Other services...........................           8.1          39.6     -18.6      909      14.3
  Government.................................           1.4         139.2      -6.0    1,461      10.0

San Diego, CA................................         120.1       1,369.8      -9.3    1,564      19.2
  Private industry...........................         118.2       1,144.1      -9.9    1,555      21.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           8.8      -7.8      971      20.2
    Construction.............................           8.3          81.7      -2.8    1,572      10.9
    Manufacturing............................           3.6         113.2      -5.1    1,938      11.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.5         218.8      -5.4    1,107      16.3
    Information..............................           1.5          21.2     -10.6    2,769      28.1
    Financial activities.....................          11.8          74.8      -3.9    2,115      20.7
    Professional and business services.......          22.5         250.0      -2.4    2,444      23.2
    Education and health services............          36.3         207.9      -3.6    1,196      12.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.3         128.7     -35.3      637      11.6
    Other services...........................           8.5          39.0     -26.7      831      22.2
  Government.................................           1.9         225.7      -6.5    1,610      10.0

King, WA.....................................          93.0       1,340.2      -7.9    2,176      19.7
  Private industry...........................          92.4       1,176.1      -8.2    2,245      20.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.0      -1.9    1,396       5.3
    Construction.............................           7.1          73.7      -2.2    1,763       8.4
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          88.8     -15.6    2,002      13.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.6         285.4      -0.5    2,316      20.4
    Information..............................           2.8         129.8       3.5    4,743      21.5
    Financial activities.....................           7.3          68.1      -2.5    2,463      17.3
    Professional and business services.......          19.8         231.7      -3.2    2,440      11.7
    Education and health services............          21.4         174.0      -4.9    1,279       9.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6          80.9     -43.8      726       7.9
    Other services...........................           9.8          40.7     -16.1    1,155      16.4
  Government.................................           0.6         164.1      -5.5    1,683      11.2

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         110.4       1,089.3      -8.3    1,295      14.0
  Private industry...........................         110.1         952.6      -9.0    1,274      13.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.1      -4.6      794      14.4
    Construction.............................           7.6          50.4      -0.6    1,177       6.2
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          40.2      -4.8    1,135       7.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.5         274.6      -9.3    1,127      12.6
    Information..............................           1.8          17.3     -12.3    1,986      23.4
    Financial activities.....................          11.9          75.5      -2.8    1,968       8.8
    Professional and business services.......          25.9         162.5      -3.7    1,701      10.7
    Education and health services............          13.7         181.9      -4.7    1,203      10.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.1         105.8     -27.3      776      16.2
    Other services...........................           8.5          34.2     -12.0      821      13.1
  Government.................................           0.3         136.7      -3.3    1,444      17.2

(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 2019 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.



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