Table 3. Covered establishments, employment, and wages by state, fourth quarter 2018

Table 3. Covered establishments, employment, and wages by state,
fourth quarter 2018

                                                  Employment        Average weekly
                                                                        wage(1)
                            Establishments,
                            fourth quarter
            State                2018                     Percent           Percent
                             (thousands)      December    change,   Fourth  change,
                                                2018      December  quarter fourth
                                             (thousands)  2017-18    2018   quarter
                                                                            2017-18


United States(2)...........      10,169.1     148,061.8       1.5   $1,144      3.2

Alabama....................         128.6       1,986.6       1.6      957      3.1
Alaska.....................          22.2         308.3       0.4    1,103      4.9
Arizona....................         164.4       2,921.1       3.0    1,017      4.1
Arkansas...................          91.6       1,227.0       0.8      869      2.4
California.................       1,591.7      17,556.7       1.7    1,392      3.3
Colorado...................         205.5       2,713.7       2.2    1,180      4.1
Connecticut................         121.5       1,697.9       0.5    1,334      1.3
Delaware...................          33.5         451.2       1.1    1,107      2.4
District of Columbia.......          40.3         775.1       0.6    1,943      7.3
Florida....................         707.3       8,902.7       2.1    1,006      3.1

Georgia....................         285.3       4,499.8       1.8    1,053      2.4
Hawaii.....................          43.3         669.3       0.6    1,016      3.3
Idaho......................          65.2         734.4       3.2      890      3.6
Illinois...................         372.6       6,026.0       0.3    1,189      3.3
Indiana....................         168.4       3,086.2       0.9      941      2.8
Iowa.......................         103.5       1,558.4       0.5      966      3.0
Kansas.....................          89.8       1,402.2       0.8      927      3.7
Kentucky...................         121.3       1,914.0       0.3      924      3.2
Louisiana..................         134.2       1,934.1       0.7      968      3.8
Maine......................          53.3         618.4       1.3      906      2.5

Maryland...................         172.9       2,702.5       0.8    1,228      1.7
Massachusetts..............         262.1       3,620.3       1.0    1,457      3.3
Michigan...................         250.4       4,366.5       1.0    1,077      1.3
Minnesota..................         179.2       2,902.3       0.9    1,140      3.6
Mississippi................          75.1       1,144.3       0.2      793      2.5
Missouri...................         207.4       2,821.3       0.5      980      3.6
Montana....................          51.6         468.8       1.6      888      5.2
Nebraska...................          71.6         983.0       0.2      930      3.2
Nevada.....................          82.8       1,397.4       3.3    1,006      5.3
New Hampshire..............          53.6         666.0       0.7    1,158      2.3

New Jersey.................         275.3       4,125.6       0.8    1,298      2.7
New Mexico.................          60.6         830.2       1.5      905      4.6
New York...................         648.8       9,613.2       1.5    1,445      1.0
North Carolina.............         277.0       4,458.9       1.6    1,013      5.1
North Dakota...............          32.0         422.3       1.5    1,057      4.7
Ohio.......................         298.4       5,442.9       0.5    1,006      3.4
Oklahoma...................         111.1       1,632.3       1.5      932      4.1
Oregon.....................         158.5       1,935.8       1.7    1,052      3.7
Pennsylvania...............         359.3       5,932.5       1.0    1,103      2.6
Rhode Island...............          38.3         487.2       0.8    1,085      2.6

South Carolina.............         140.0       2,119.6       2.8      893      1.9
South Dakota...............          34.0         428.4       1.2      885      3.4
Tennessee..................         164.2       3,039.8       1.8    1,030      3.0
Texas......................         700.3      12,531.7       2.5    1,148      3.5
Utah.......................         107.2       1,511.5       3.2      972      3.8
Vermont....................          25.9         314.2      -0.4      954      3.2
Virginia...................         283.3       3,927.2       1.1    1,164      3.8
Washington.................         249.3       3,384.2       2.4    1,292      6.3
West Virginia..............          51.3         704.2       1.5      917      8.3
Wisconsin..................         177.8       2,892.3       0.6      989      4.0

Wyoming....................          26.4         272.1       1.8      978      4.4

Puerto Rico................          44.7         896.4       0.8      576      0.9
Virgin Islands.............           3.4          34.5       0.5      925      2.3

(1) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(2) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

Note: Data are preliminary. Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.

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