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Table 3. Covered establishments, employment, and wages by state, fourth quarter 2019

Table 3. Covered establishments, employment, and wages by state,
fourth quarter 2019

                                                  Employment        Average weekly
                                                                        wage(1)
                            Establishments,
                            fourth quarter
            State                2019                     Percent           Percent
                             (thousands)      December    change,   Fourth  change,
                                                2019      December  quarter fourth
                                             (thousands)  2018-19    2019   quarter
                                                                            2018-19


United States(2)...........      10,384.1     149,857.1       1.2   $1,185      3.5

Alabama....................         131.3       2,007.9       1.0      985      2.6
Alaska.....................          22.6         309.9       0.6    1,139      3.2
Arizona....................         168.8       2,999.8       2.7    1,059      4.1
Arkansas...................          92.8       1,232.9       0.5      898      3.2
California.................       1,625.3      17,836.3       1.5    1,457      4.7
Colorado...................         211.7       2,772.6       2.2    1,227      4.0
Connecticut................         123.7       1,687.4      -0.7    1,383      3.8
Delaware...................          34.6         455.3       0.8    1,136      2.6
District of Columbia.......          41.6         782.5       0.8    1,992      2.5
Florida....................         735.6       9,085.5       2.0    1,044      3.6

Georgia....................         296.0       4,576.1       1.7    1,090      3.6
Hawaii.....................          44.9         665.1      -0.8    1,053      3.5
Idaho......................          65.3         756.9       3.1      918      3.1
Illinois...................         380.1       6,043.5       0.2    1,221      2.7
Indiana....................         169.5       3,106.0       0.6      969      3.0
Iowa.......................         104.6       1,560.4       0.1      984      1.9
Kansas.....................          88.7       1,410.7       0.6      959      3.5
Kentucky...................         121.5       1,928.3       0.8      955      3.2
Louisiana..................         136.4       1,927.7      -0.5      993      2.5
Maine......................          54.2         620.2       0.7      955      5.3

Maryland...................         175.3       2,728.1       0.9    1,271      3.5
Massachusetts..............         262.1       3,660.8       0.9    1,511      3.8
Michigan...................         266.4       4,385.3       0.4    1,115      3.4
Minnesota..................         182.3       2,912.8       0.4    1,177      3.2
Mississippi................          75.1       1,145.0       0.0      818      3.2
Missouri...................         212.1       2,846.2       0.9    1,010      3.0
Montana....................          51.6         474.1       1.1      918      3.4
Nebraska...................          71.4         990.9       0.7      969      4.2
Nevada.....................          85.2       1,435.5       2.7    1,030      2.4
New Hampshire..............          54.6         671.3       0.8    1,192      2.9

New Jersey.................         281.6       4,157.4       0.8    1,332      2.5
New Mexico.................          63.9         844.0       1.5      942      4.0
New York...................         650.3       9,691.0       0.8    1,499      3.7
North Carolina.............         290.1       4,546.9       1.9    1,036      2.4
North Dakota...............          32.1         424.6       0.5    1,085      2.6
Ohio.......................         302.7       5,477.2       0.5    1,037      3.1
Oklahoma...................         112.4       1,639.4       0.3      945      1.4
Oregon.....................         161.5       1,969.3       1.6    1,100      4.6
Pennsylvania...............         364.6       5,985.9       0.8    1,143      3.6
Rhode Island...............          39.0         489.8       0.6    1,099      1.1

South Carolina.............         140.8       2,144.8       1.2      931      4.0
South Dakota...............          34.5         430.7       0.6      916      3.5
Tennessee..................         168.9       3,085.4       1.6    1,047      1.6
Texas......................         718.5      12,793.0       2.0    1,187      3.4
Utah.......................         111.3       1,547.8       2.5    1,022      5.0
Vermont....................          26.1         314.0      -0.4      987      3.5
Virginia...................         285.5       3,978.7       1.2    1,204      3.4
Washington.................         253.7       3,457.7       2.2    1,370      6.4
West Virginia..............          51.2         690.3      -2.0      904     -1.4
Wisconsin..................         183.2       2,898.0       0.2    1,022      3.3

Wyoming....................          27.1         276.3       1.4    1,007      3.0

Puerto Rico................          48.4         910.7       1.5      575     -0.2
Virgin Islands.............           3.3          39.2      10.8    1,065     13.5

(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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