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Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, first quarter 2019

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
first quarter 2019

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               first quarter
         County by NAICS supersector               2019                     Percent            Percent
                                               (thousands)        March     change,     First  change,
                                                                  2019       March     quarter  first
                                                              (thousands)  2018-19(2)   2019   quarter
                                                                                              2018-19(2)


United States(3) ............................      10,203.0     146,497.6       1.4   $1,184       2.8
  Private industry...........................       9,902.4     124,457.1       1.5    1,198       3.0
    Natural resources and mining.............         139.1       1,814.0       1.2    1,334       4.8
    Construction.............................         824.0       7,138.6       3.2    1,194       2.7
    Manufacturing............................         354.6      12,751.4       1.6    1,419       1.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,940.1      27,104.9       0.5      975       3.8
    Information..............................         180.4       2,828.7       0.9    2,509       5.9
    Financial activities.....................         909.3       8,218.5       1.0    2,431       1.6
    Professional and business services.......       1,887.1      20,858.3       1.6    1,589       3.5
    Education and health services............       1,749.3      23,017.0       1.9      965       2.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................         873.5      16,053.6       1.5      461       3.6
    Other services...........................         857.4       4,492.7       1.3      759       3.5
  Government.................................         300.5      22,040.5       0.5    1,108       1.8

Los Angeles, CA..............................         505.4       4,484.6       1.4    1,282       3.5
  Private industry...........................         499.1       3,902.1       1.4    1,258       3.8
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.2       4.7    1,134      -2.2
    Construction.............................          16.5         146.3       3.1    1,296       3.3
    Manufacturing............................          12.8         340.3       0.0    1,454       5.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          58.9         832.5      -0.1    1,046       3.5
    Information..............................          12.6         210.4      -0.2    2,709       6.4
    Financial activities.....................          29.7         221.7      -0.5    2,427       4.0
    Professional and business services.......          55.1         632.7       3.1    1,570       2.3
    Education and health services............         242.4         821.3       2.8      913       2.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................          38.1         538.2       2.0      682       7.4
    Other services...........................          28.9         151.3       0.4      768       5.5
  Government.................................           6.3         582.5       0.9    1,447       1.8

Cook, IL.....................................         138.4       2,568.4       0.1    1,468       3.4
  Private industry...........................         137.1       2,275.4       0.1    1,490       3.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.3      10.3    1,110       5.2
    Construction.............................          11.1          71.1      -0.1    1,520       0.5
    Manufacturing............................           5.7         183.7       0.3    1,391       1.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.3         464.8      -0.1    1,156       4.8
    Information..............................           2.5          53.0       1.4    2,434       3.5
    Financial activities.....................          14.0         203.2       0.6    4,054       4.0
    Professional and business services.......          29.1         468.6       0.1    1,772       4.1
    Education and health services............          15.5         451.9      -0.1    1,010       1.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.8         278.3       0.0      538       3.5
    Other services...........................          16.0          98.8      -0.6      986       1.1
  Government.................................           1.3         293.0       0.1    1,294       2.8

New York, NY.................................         126.7       2,500.7       1.4    3,153       2.1
  Private industry...........................         125.3       2,269.9       1.5    3,314       2.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       4.1    2,302      -5.5
    Construction.............................           2.4          43.5       0.4    2,023       3.5
    Manufacturing............................           1.9          22.2      -5.8    1,797      -2.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.7         249.7      -0.3    1,570       2.5
    Information..............................           5.1         178.5       3.5    3,660       3.3
    Financial activities.....................          19.3         384.7       2.2    9,566       0.4
    Professional and business services.......          27.3         607.4       1.1    2,825       3.0
    Education and health services............          10.2         368.8       2.6    1,355       1.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.7         304.6       0.1      963       5.6
    Other services...........................          19.9         105.4       1.2    1,335       2.9
  Government.................................           1.4         230.8       0.3    1,567       3.2

Harris, TX...................................         117.4       2,333.5       1.8    1,551       3.9
  Private industry...........................         116.8       2,053.5       2.1    1,605       4.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          68.0       3.1    5,232       7.5
    Construction.............................           7.8         168.6       4.3    1,505       3.2
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         180.2       5.3    1,971       3.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.1         468.1       0.6    1,445       4.0
    Information..............................           1.2          26.5       1.1    1,739       4.9
    Financial activities.....................          12.5         128.3       1.1    2,472       2.1
    Professional and business services.......          23.6         404.4       1.7    1,980       4.0
    Education and health services............          16.5         299.0       1.6    1,049       3.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................          10.5         239.4       2.6      468       2.4
    Other services...........................          11.8          68.2       1.6      856       2.1
  Government.................................           0.6         279.9       0.0    1,154       2.2

Maricopa, AZ.................................         103.8       2,042.9       2.9    1,118       3.1
  Private industry...........................         103.1       1,827.0       3.1    1,125       3.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           7.9      -4.2    1,365       2.7
    Construction.............................           8.3         128.3       8.2    1,171       4.8
    Manufacturing............................           3.4         126.6       2.2    1,659       2.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.3         384.4       2.3    1,018       2.2
    Information..............................           2.0          38.1       1.8    1,687      -1.5
    Financial activities.....................          13.3         187.8       2.9    1,670       2.6
    Professional and business services.......          25.3         345.9       3.4    1,217       6.0
    Education and health services............          12.8         322.3       3.5    1,026       1.7
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.0         230.5       1.9      514       4.5
    Other services...........................           7.0          54.1       2.8      776       4.3
  Government.................................           0.7         215.9       1.4    1,059       2.0

Dallas, TX...................................          78.6       1,708.8       1.9    1,464       2.9
  Private industry...........................          78.0       1,533.7       2.1    1,496       3.0
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.2       8.2    4,787      -3.9
    Construction.............................           4.8          89.7       2.8    1,374       4.0
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         116.2       2.9    1,925      -0.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.0         347.3       2.1    1,222       5.2
    Information..............................           1.4          46.1      -3.3    2,764       3.7
    Financial activities.....................           9.7         163.7       2.0    2,442       2.3
    Professional and business services.......          17.8         352.1       2.3    1,681       3.4
    Education and health services............           9.7         202.3       1.8    1,141       3.0
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         162.2       2.2      528       3.3
    Other services...........................           7.1          43.0       2.1      955       6.0
  Government.................................           0.5         175.1       0.1    1,181       1.5

Orange, CA...................................         125.3       1,640.1       1.2    1,287       1.8
  Private industry...........................         123.8       1,482.1       1.3    1,271       1.9
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           2.4      -7.6      944      13.3
    Construction.............................           7.6         105.4       1.5    1,438       1.3
    Manufacturing............................           5.3         159.6      -0.5    1,790       0.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          18.4         255.6      -0.3    1,112       3.6
    Information..............................           1.5          25.7      -1.0    2,603      10.3
    Financial activities.....................          12.8         115.2      -2.2    2,200       3.6
    Professional and business services.......          23.1         319.2       2.2    1,452       1.1
    Education and health services............          36.9         226.2       3.9      982       1.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.6         225.4       2.5      515       4.7
    Other services...........................           7.5          47.2       1.8      760       6.4
  Government.................................           1.4         158.0       0.6    1,428       0.1

San Diego, CA................................         114.7       1,469.9       1.1    1,253       2.8
  Private industry...........................         112.7       1,232.7       1.2    1,239       3.5
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           9.5      -0.4      779       3.3
    Construction.............................           7.8          82.5      -0.3    1,282       3.1
    Manufacturing............................           3.5         113.7       1.7    1,975       5.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.3         220.1      -0.1      960       2.7
    Information..............................           1.4          23.3      -2.1    2,038       6.6
    Financial activities.....................          11.0          74.6      -0.9    1,772       2.0
    Professional and business services.......          20.7         248.9       1.3    1,816       4.3
    Education and health services............          34.3         208.2       3.2      991       1.5
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.1         199.5       2.3      524       4.0
    Other services...........................           8.1          52.0       1.4      662       4.4
  Government.................................           2.0         237.2       0.7    1,324      -0.4

King, WA.....................................          89.7       1,412.3       2.7    1,853       5.4
  Private industry...........................          89.1       1,240.3       3.0    1,906       5.2
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.8      -1.6    1,206       4.1
    Construction.............................           6.9          73.7       3.2    1,478       3.6
    Manufacturing............................           2.5         105.2       3.8    2,190       4.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.8         270.4       1.3    1,838       8.1
    Information..............................           2.6         116.7       9.3    4,810       7.5
    Financial activities.....................           6.8          70.1       1.4    2,286       2.4
    Professional and business services.......          18.6         231.7       2.4    2,058      -1.6
    Education and health services............          20.8         180.3       2.2    1,088       4.4
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         142.0       2.6      588       3.9
    Other services...........................           9.3          47.4       6.7      946       4.1
  Government.................................           0.6         172.0       0.7    1,473       6.3

Miami-Dade, FL...............................         101.9       1,164.7       1.8    1,129       1.7
  Private industry...........................         101.6       1,023.8       1.9    1,109       1.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.5       3.5      632       2.9
    Construction.............................           7.2          52.5       6.6    1,039      -2.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.8          41.2       2.2    1,114      19.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.8         289.7       1.0    1,024       2.4
    Information..............................           1.6          19.0       1.2    1,980      -2.0
    Financial activities.....................          11.0          76.6       0.0    2,166       1.5
    Professional and business services.......          23.3         161.5       2.7    1,344      -2.3
    Education and health services............          11.3         186.2       2.5    1,003       2.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.5         145.8       1.1      641       2.9
    Other services...........................           8.6          39.1       1.2      734      11.9
  Government.................................           0.3         140.9       1.0    1,279       2.4

(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 2018 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.



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