Shining a light on employment in the path of the August 21 solar eclipse

August 21, 2017

All of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017. There are 321 U.S. counties in the path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun. This path stretches from the Pacific coast of Oregon to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. There are 7.7 million jobs and 482,000 establishments in the counties in this path.

 

 

December 2016 employment in U.S. counties in the path of totality of the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse
County December 2016 employment Establishments in 4th quarter 2016 Average weekly wage

Total

7,652,315 482,046

St. Louis County, MO

604,344 36,867 $1,131

Davidson County, TN

481,308 21,825 $1,163

Jackson County, MO

367,410 21,187 $1,070

Greenville County, SC

266,598 13,940 $932

Charleston County, SC

245,034 14,917 $937

Knox County, TN

239,603 11,986 $959

St. Louis City, MO

225,245 13,477 $1,124

Richland County, SC

219,729 10,069 $885

Hamilton County, TN

199,601 9,409 $1,004

Lancaster County, NE

169,450 10,470 $853

Clackamas County, OR

159,594 14,629 $987

Marion County, OR

149,400 10,418 $861

St. Charles County, MO

145,576 9,112 $839

Spartanburg County, SC

136,675 6,120 $877

Williamson County, TN

127,773 8,458 $1,208

Rutherford County, TN

120,989 5,399 $947

Lexington County, SC

119,259 6,327 $794

Clay County, MO

104,043 5,580 $921

St. Clair County, IL

94,430 5,449 $830

Boone County, MO

93,469 4,870 $841

Wyandotte County, KS

91,934 3,608 $1,035

Deschutes County, OR

77,821 8,043 $838

Anderson County, SC

65,302 3,585 $758

Warren County, KY

64,532 3,815 $800

Florence County, SC

63,588 3,227 $786

Aiken County, SC

59,715 2,897 $947

Cole County, MO

53,557 2,387 $799

Montgomery County, TN

52,902 2,965 $737

Sumner County, TN

52,898 3,546 $860

Bonneville County, ID

49,389 3,796 $707

Berkeley County, SC

49,102 2,847 $968

Buchanan County, MO

48,215 2,524 $848

Jefferson County, MO

47,734 4,189 $737

Blount County, TN

47,533 2,391 $916

Bradley County, TN

47,007 1,897 $778

Sevier County, TN

46,019 2,717 $613

Linn County, OR

45,746 3,471 $837

Platte County, MO

45,505 2,662 $860

Wilson County, TN

41,679 2,718 $857

Cape Girardeau County, MO

41,240 2,643 $782

McCracken County, KY

39,860 2,467 $839

Franklin County, MO

39,282 2,920 $753

Anderson County, TN

39,243 1,657 $1,088

Natrona County, WY

37,485 3,514 $928

Sumter County, SC

37,385 2,011 $730

Henderson County, NC

37,120 2,978 $756

Benton County, OR

37,106 2,711 $981

Putnam County, TN

36,374 1,876 $729

Pickens County, SC

34,777 2,159 $779

Hall County, NE

34,625 2,238 $772

Yamhill County, OR

34,580 3,184 $791

Dorchester County, SC

34,015 2,352 $703

Christian County, KY

31,642 1,695 $796

Umatilla County, OR

29,966 2,213 $749

Greenwood County, SC

29,816 1,412 $773

Orangeburg County, SC

29,103 1,666 $736

Williamson County, IL

28,408 1,529 $759

Buffalo County, NE

27,134 1,955 $768

Coffee County, TN

25,678 1,300 $896

Jackson County, IL

24,588 1,319 $740

Robertson County, TN

23,880 1,147 $756

St. Francois County, MO

23,444 1,833 $605

Oconee County, SC

23,017 1,534 $938

Georgetown County, SC

22,637 1,908 $758

Laurens County, SC

22,233 886 $781

Leavenworth County, KS

20,827 1,448 $854

Jefferson County, IL

19,755 963 $807

Polk County, OR

19,540 1,918 $703

Pettis County, MO

19,435 1,195 $671

Teton County, WY

19,359 2,307 $922

Roane County, TN

18,591 755 $1,188

Kershaw County, SC

18,336 1,212 $761

Phelps County, MO

18,334 1,185 $741

Cumberland County, TN

18,084 1,111 $714

Hopkins County, KY

17,939 1,107 $824

Lincoln County, OR

17,850 1,894 $698

McMinn County, TN

17,630 887 $827

Haywood County, NC

17,319 1,479 $697

Dickson County, TN

17,056 1,004 $776

Barren County, KY

16,998 1,059 $688

Scotts Bluff County, NE

16,917 1,585 $756

Calloway County, KY

16,469 1,024 $663

Johnson County, MO

15,667 1,125 $677

Albany County, WY

15,476 1,289 $754

Scott County, MO

15,448 1,425 $709

Fremont County, WY

15,382 1,682 $776

Adams County, NE

15,280 1,236 $750

Loudon County, TN

15,193 977 $801

Newberry County, SC

15,188 730 $671

Lincoln County, NE

14,894 1,367 $743

Habersham County, GA

14,866 941 $679

Madison County, ID

14,810 993 $584

Bingham County, ID

14,590 1,094 $679

Callaway County, MO

14,458 844 $751

Monroe County, TN

14,035 709 $758

Warren County, TN

13,879 803 $777

Jackson County, NC

13,241 1,008 $711

Malheur County, OR

12,837 1,039 $664

Park County, WY

12,740 1,513 $792

Blaine County, ID

12,730 1,592 $846

Randolph County, IL

12,565 679 $809

Lincoln County, MO

11,708 998 $757

Dawson County, NE

11,384 922 $733

Fairfield County, SC

11,358 370 $1,297

Graves County, KY

11,168 878 $695

Marshall County, KY

11,137 804 $970

Wasco County, OR

11,073 1,025 $758

Macon County, NC

10,987 1,133 $674

Rhea County, TN

10,981 480 $899

Colleton County, SC

10,768 746 $660

Murray County, GA

10,083 473 $700

Swain County, NC

10,000 428 $666

Union County, OR

9,950 979 $714

Randolph County, MO

9,873 671 $659

Perry County, MO

9,748 563 $739

Audrain County, MO

9,620 641 $679

Stephens County, GA

9,243 627 $757

Williamsburg County, SC

9,242 599 $759

Tillamook County, OR

9,167 988 $724

Gage County, NE

9,151 857 $686

Muhlenberg County, KY

8,730 634 $855

Simpson County, KY

8,717 490 $739

Transylvania County, NC

8,686 892 $683

Saline County, MO

8,602 625 $656

Lafayette County, MO

8,573 870 $647

Logan County, KY

8,445 602 $851

Chester County, SC

8,300 534 $801

Monroe County, IL

8,184 817 $687

Union County, SC

8,180 445 $668

Cheatham County, TN

8,097 633 $809

Cherokee County, NC

8,051 703 $640

Franklin County, IL

7,995 799 $658

Butte County, ID

7,973 144 $1,724

Franklin County, GA

7,856 489 $681

Saline County, IL

7,777 575 $718

Nodaway County, MO

7,689 563 $667

White County, GA

7,591 723 $658

York County, NE

7,583 662 $771

Lumpkin County, GA

7,576 582 $668

Ohio County, KY

7,485 422 $658

Union County, GA

7,409 634 $641

Warren County, MO

7,260 637 $725

Saline County, NE

7,235 411 $803

White County, TN

7,042 439 $795

Miller County, MO

6,885 611 $596

Clarendon County, SC

6,847 593 $594

Carbon County, WY

6,691 660 $882

Elmore County, ID

6,689 613 $659

Hart County, GA

6,565 452 $685

Crawford County, MO

6,532 669 $728

Jefferson County, OR

6,491 563 $720

Fannin County, GA

6,430 666 $598

Jefferson County, ID

6,377 653 $630

Washington County, IL

6,374 421 $867

Livingston County, MO

6,321 488 $649

Payette County, ID

6,166 590 $689

Otoe County, NE

6,132 591 $716

Seward County, NE

6,074 563 $789

Lincoln County, WY

5,991 852 $864

Crook County, OR

5,985 664 $854

Elbert County, GA

5,708 519 $672

Converse County, WY

5,636 575 $992

Abbeville County, SC

5,589 338 $725

DeKalb County, TN

5,568 317 $755

Atchison County, KS

5,561 413 $695

Cass County, NE

5,547 706 $738

Nemaha County, KS

5,529 418 $732

Edgefield County, SC

5,482 359 $736

Morrow County, OR

5,473 349 $953

Baker County, OR

5,420 685 $689

Ste. Genevieve County, MO

5,391 479 $825

Gasconade County, MO

5,345 479 $557

Barnwell County, SC

5,061 393 $686

Cooper County, MO

5,049 465 $592

Union County, KY

5,012 357 $845

Washington County, MO

4,986 819 $551

Union County, IL

4,973 368 $650

Smith County, TN

4,909 323 $775

Brown County, KS

4,879 335 $711

Macon County, TN

4,828 336 $674

Fentress County, TN

4,807 275 $641

Phelps County, NE

4,789 467 $828

Rabun County, GA

4,772 520 $596

Perry County, IL

4,728 381 $735

Calhoun County, SC

4,605 250 $839

Allen County, KY

4,604 303 $699

Overton County, TN

4,551 328 $724

Custer County, NE

4,538 535 $729

Marshall County, KS

4,459 394 $718

Saluda County, SC

4,416 268 $658

Goshen County, WY

4,381 444 $708

Ray County, MO

4,316 421 $650

Valley County, ID

4,311 615 $693

Jackson County, KS

4,279 326 $607

Caldwell County, KY

4,171 333 $629

Morgan County, MO

4,121 518 $530

Bamberg County, SC

4,059 305 $644

Banks County, GA

4,055 299 $623

Linn County, MO

4,047 387 $635

Clinton County, MO

4,036 459 $636

Moniteau County, MO

4,033 360 $611

Sublette County, WY

3,828 524 $1,031

Beaverhead County, MT

3,810 500 $710

Box Butte County, NE

3,772 437 $694

Osage County, MO

3,748 290 $685

Iron County, MO

3,715 485 $774

DeKalb County, MO

3,693 259 $742

Gem County, ID

3,678 459 $605

Madison County, MO

3,675 387 $559

Washakie County, WY

3,674 471 $771

Jefferson County, KS

3,589 391 $707

Hamilton County, NE

3,572 385 $879

Lee County, SC

3,505 299 $707

Platte County, WY

3,430 389 $836

Towns County, GA

3,391 337 $615

Massac County, IL

3,328 226 $902

Keith County, NE

3,306 452 $661

Dawes County, NE

3,298 379 $616

Jefferson County, NE

3,286 317 $670

Monroe County, KY

3,283 269 $610

Butler County, KY

3,274 262 $647

Madison County, GA

3,082 404 $613

Sequatchie County, TN

3,067 214 $617

Nemaha County, NE

3,055 239 $1,090

Webster County, KY

3,048 251 $953

Trigg County, KY

3,002 286 $657

Morgan County, TN

2,978 177 $660

Montgomery County, MO

2,887 333 $622

Teton County, ID

2,793 494 $666

Howard County, MO

2,757 248 $666

Washington County, ID

2,700 291 $592

Livingston County, KY

2,624 205 $829

Fremont County, ID

2,596 386 $686

Stewart County, TN

2,587 182 $1,007

Richardson County, NE

2,508 332 $632

Butler County, NE

2,505 289 $755

Clay County, NE

2,424 293 $830

Harney County, OR

2,414 300 $661

Carroll County, MO

2,410 316 $628

Fremont County, IA

2,403 277 $662

Thayer County, NE

2,400 260 $753

Andrew County, MO

2,391 317 $629

Doniphan County, KS

2,383 206 $714

Grant County, OR

2,370 339 $719

Johnson County, IL

2,332 208 $851

Lyon County, KY

2,327 217 $603

Cherry County, NE

2,307 345 $594

Todd County, KY

2,305 247 $607

Merrick County, NE

2,303 301 $754

Lemhi County, ID

2,279 391 $605

Cannon County, TN

2,241 207 $660

Fillmore County, NE

2,229 308 $779

Bledsoe County, TN

2,217 140 $623

Gentry County, MO

2,210 234 $651

Polk County, TN

2,189 243 $674

Crittenden County, KY

2,188 181 $609

Kearney County, NE

2,172 236 $718

Hamilton County, IL

2,089 227 $797

Washington County, KS

2,048 286 $594

Meigs County, TN

2,021 122 $702

Republic County, KS

2,019 229 $565

Monroe County, MO

2,010 252 $582

Grundy County, TN

1,998 173 $537

Clay County, NC

1,977 245 $591

McLean County, KY

1,971 212 $717

Hot Springs County, WY

1,961 248 $675

Chariton County, MO

1,953 278 $592

Graham County, NC

1,947 197 $651

Bollinger County, MO

1,874 298 $557

Valley County, NE

1,793 257 $654

Caldwell County, MO

1,788 216 $637

Sheridan County, NE

1,753 284 $590

Atchison County, MO

1,702 234 $596

McCormick County, SC

1,694 136 $680

Clay County, TN

1,613 135 $600

Trousdale County, TN

1,590 136 $667

Johnson County, NE

1,589 154 $734

Ballard County, KY

1,570 164 $910

Boise County, ID

1,524 198 $524

Morrill County, NE

1,516 206 $706

Houston County, TN

1,513 119 $591

Daviess County, MO

1,488 210 $546

Polk County, NE

1,479 191 $716

Pulaski County, IL

1,449 112 $891

Nuckolls County, NE

1,441 209 $599

Howard County, NE

1,426 215 $634

Jackson County, TN

1,383 118 $731

Holt County, MO

1,295 184 $698

Custer County, ID

1,276 248 $649

Gallatin County, IL

1,252 151 $1,192

Maries County, MO

1,250 160 $541

Alexander County, IL

1,184 107 $693

Adams County, ID

1,090 198 $691

Webster County, NE

1,077 148 $579

Nance County, NE

1,054 158 $691

Carlisle County, KY

1,053 138 $700

Pickett County, TN

1,045 104 $620

Niobrara County, WY

890 135 $649

Pawnee County, NE

861 106 $652

Sherman County, OR

836 114 $894

Sherman County, NE

816 119 $577

Van Buren County, TN

803 55 $621

Gilliam County, OR

793 117 $769

Hardin County, IL

716 68 $585

Greeley County, NE

600 122 $629

Pope County, IL

578 57 $553

Garden County, NE

565 92 $629

Camas County, ID

430 65 $1,032

Clark County, ID

413 51 $800

Gosper County, NE

386 67 $730

Wheeler County, OR

308 61 $551

Grant County, NE

281 50 $600

Thomas County, NE

260 37 $549

Hooker County, NE

258 39 $486

Logan County, NE

193 42 $619

Sioux County, NE

164 30 $661

Blaine County, NE

133 24 $683

Loup County, NE

130 21 $420

Banner County, NE

125 15 $708

Arthur County, NE

85 17 $606

McPherson County, NE

83 13 $585

Saint Louis County, Missouri, had the most jobs in the path of totality—604,000 in December 2016. Saint Louis County also had the most establishments, almost 37,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

McPherson County, Nebraska, had the fewest jobs (83) in December 2016, followed closely by their neighbors in Arthur County, Nebraska (85). Those two counties and Banner County, Nebraska, had the fewest establishments.

Butte County, Idaho, had the highest average weekly wage of any county in the path of totality, $1,724 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Loup County and Hooker County, both in Nebraska, had the lowest average weekly wages among counties in the path.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. For industry employment and wage data at the national, state, county, and metropolitan area levels, see the data viewer tool and QCEW Open Data Access. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has more information about the solar eclipse.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Shining a light on employment in the path of the August 21 solar eclipse on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/shining-a-light-on-employment-in-the-path-of-the-august-21-solar-eclipse.htm (visited October 18, 2017).

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