Economic News Release

County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST), Tuesday, January 10, 2012  USDL-12-0026 
 
Technical Information: (202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact: (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
 
County Employment and Wages 
Second Quarter 2011 
 
 
From June 2010 to June 2011, employment increased in 215 of the 322 largest U.S. 
counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Ottawa, Mich., posted 
the largest increase, with a gain of 4.7 percent over the year, compared with 
national job growth of 0.9 percent. Within Ottawa, the largest employment increase 
occurred in manufacturing, which gained 2,514 jobs over the year (9.0 percent). San 
Joaquin, Calif., experienced the largest over-the-year decrease in employment among 
the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 4.0 percent.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 3.0 percent to $891 in the 
second quarter of 2011. Among the large counties in the U.S., Williamson, Texas, had 
the largest over-the-year increase in average weekly wages in the second quarter of 
2011 with a gain of 18.0 percent. Within Williamson, a total wage increase of $195.2 
million (39.2 percent) in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry had the 
largest impact on the county’s over-the-year increase in average weekly wages. Champaign, 
Ill., experienced the largest decline in average weekly wages with a loss of 3.6 
percent over the year. County employment and wage data are compiled under the 
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. 
 
Table A.  Large counties ranked by June 2011 employment, June 2010-11 employment 
increase, and June 2010-11 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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        June 2011 employment      |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |            June 2010-11          |            June 2010-11
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           130,469.9| United States             1,131.6| United States                 0.9
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,899.6| Harris, Texas                48.4| Ottawa, Mich.                 4.7
 Cook, Ill.                2,397.5| New York, N.Y.               43.6| Montgomery, Texas             4.1
 New York, N.Y.            2,334.1| Cook, Ill.                   28.1| Utah, Utah                    4.0
 Harris, Texas             2,043.2| Maricopa, Ariz.              28.0| Washington, Pa.               3.9
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,593.3| Dallas, Texas                26.5| Webb, Texas                   3.9
 Dallas, Texas             1,438.3| Los Angeles, Calif.          24.7| Elkhart, Ind.                 3.8
 Orange, Calif.            1,379.2| King, Wash.                  22.9| Weld, Colo.                   3.5
 San Diego, Calif.         1,249.3| Miami-Dade, Fla.             20.8| Oakland, Mich.                3.3
 King, Wash.               1,145.6| Oakland, Mich.               20.3| Travis, Texas                 3.3
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            953.4| Hennepin, Minn.              20.1| Saginaw, Mich.                3.2
                                  |                                  | Washington, Ore.              3.2
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Large County Employment 
 
In June 2011, national employment, as measured by the QCEW program, was 130.5 
million, up by 0.9 percent or 1.1 million workers, from June 2010. The 322 U.S. 
counties with 75,000 or more employees accounted for 70.5 percent of total U.S. 
employment and 76.0 percent of total wages. These 322 counties had a net job growth 
of 802,400 over the year, accounting for 70.9 percent of the overall U.S. employment 
increase.  
 
Ottawa, Mich., had the largest percentage increase in employment among the largest 
U.S. counties (4.7 percent). The five counties with the largest increases in 
employment level were Harris, Texas; New York, N.Y.; Cook, Ill.; Maricopa, Ariz.; 
and Dallas, Texas. These counties had a combined over-the-year gain of 174,600, or 
15.4 percent of the overall employment increase for the U.S.  
 
Employment declined in 89 of the large counties from June 2010 to June 2011. San 
Joaquin, Calif., had the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment (-
4.0 percent). Within San Joaquin, natural resources and mining was the largest 
contributor to the decrease in employment with a loss of 5,268 jobs (-17.8 percent). 
Yakima, Wash., had the second largest employment decrease, followed by Montgomery, 
Ala., and Marion, Ore., both tied for the third largest decline, and Monterey, 
Calif. (See table 1.) 

Table B.  Large counties ranked by second quarter 2011 average weekly wages, second quarter 2010-11 
increase in average weekly wages, and second quarter 2010-11 percent increase in average weekly wages 

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                                  Average weekly wage in large counties
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        Average weekly wage,      |    Increase in average weekly    |    Percent increase in average 
        second quarter 2011       |    wage, second quarter 2010-11  |        weekly wage, second
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2010-11
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $891| United States                 $26| United States                 3.0
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 Santa Clara, Calif.        $1,743| Williamson, Texas            $159| Williamson, Texas            18.0
 New York, N.Y.              1,645| Santa Clara, Calif.           137| Middlesex, Mass.             10.2
 Arlington, Va.              1,553| Middlesex, Mass.              128| Harford, Md.                  8.8
 Washington, D.C.            1,541| San Mateo, Calif.              81| Santa Clara, Calif.           8.5
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,469| San Francisco, Calif.          79| Butler, Pa.                   7.5
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,435| Fairfield, Conn.               76| Douglas, Colo.                7.4
 Fairfax, Va.                1,421| Harford, Md.                   72| New Castle, Del.              6.9
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,403| New Castle, Del.               68| San Mateo, Calif.             6.1
 Middlesex, Mass.            1,385| Douglas, Colo.                 67| San Francisco, Calif.         5.8
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,382| Arlington, Va.                 65| Erie, Pa.                     5.8
                                  |                                  | Dane, Wis.                    5.8
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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 3.0 percent over the year in the 
second quarter of 2011. Among the 322 largest counties, 307 had over-the-year 
increases in average weekly wages. Williamson, Texas, had the largest wage gain 
among the largest U.S. counties (18.0 percent).  
 
Of the 322 largest counties, 11 experienced declines in average weekly wages. 
Champaign, Ill., had the largest wage decline with a loss of 3.6 percent over the 
year. A $55.3 million total wage loss (-29.3 percent) within education and health services 
contributed significantly to the county’s overall average weekly wage decline. 
Benton, Ark., had the second largest decline in average weekly wages among the 
counties, followed by Rutherford, Tenn., New York, N.Y., and Elkhart, Ind. (See 
table 1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 

All of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percent increases in 
employment in June 2011. Harris, Texas, experienced the largest gain in employment 
(2.4 percent). Within Harris, professional and business services had the largest 
over-the-year increase among all private industry groups with a gain of 16,936 
workers (5.3 percent). San Diego, Calif., had the smallest increase in employment 
among the 10 largest counties. (See table 2.) 
 
Nine of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year increase in average weekly 
wages. Harris, Texas, experienced the largest increase in average weekly wages with 
a gain of 5.0 percent. Within Harris, the largest impact on the county’s average 
weekly wage growth occurred in natural resources and mining, largely due to 
significant total wage gains over the year ($522.2 million or 20.0 percent). New 
York, N.Y., had the only average weekly wage decrease. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and for the 322 U.S. 
counties with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2010. June 2011 
employment and 2011 second quarter average weekly wages for all states are provided 
in table 3 of this release. 
 
The employment and wage data by county are compiled under the QCEW program, also 
known as the ES-202 program. The data are derived from reports submitted by every 
employer subject to unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The 9.1 million employer 
reports cover 130.5 million full- and part-time workers. For additional information 
about the quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. Data 
for the second quarter of 2011 will be available later at http://www.bls.gov/cew/. 
Additional information about the QCEW data may be obtained by calling (202) 691-
6567. 
 
Several BLS regional offices are issuing QCEW news releases targeted to local data 
users. For links to these releases, see http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewregional.htm. 
 
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The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2011 is scheduled to be 
released on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.  





Technical Note 
 
These data are the product of a federal-state cooperative program, the Quarterly 
Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, also known as the ES-202 program. 
The data are derived from summaries of employment and total pay of workers covered 
by state and federal unemployment insurance (UI) legislation and provided by State 
Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The summaries are a result of the administration of 
state unemployment insurance programs that require most employers to pay quarterly 
taxes based on the employment and wages of workers covered by UI. QCEW data in this 
release are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2011 are preliminary and subject to revision. 

For purposes of this release, large counties are defined as having employment le-
vels of 75,000 or greater. In addition, data for San Juan, Puerto Rico, are pro-
vided, but not used in calculating U.S. averages, rankings, or in the analysis in 
the text. Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the prelimi-
nary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 323 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2010 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2011 data, four counties, Okaloosa, Fla., Rock Island, Ill., St. Tammany La., 
and Potter, Texas, which were published in the 2010 releases, will be excluded from 
this and future 2011 releases because their 2010 annual average employment levels 
were less than 75,000. No counties have been added to the publication tables. 
The counties in table 2 are selected and sorted each year based on the annual average 
employment from the preceding year. 

The preliminary QCEW data presented in this release may differ from data released 
by the individual states. These potential differences result from the states' con-
tinuing receipt of UI data over time and ongoing review and editing. The individual 
states determine their data release timetables. 
 
Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES employment measures 

The Bureau publishes three different establishment-based employment measures for 
any given quarter. Each of these measures--QCEW, Business Employment Dynamics (BED), 
and Current Employment Statistics (CES)--makes use of the quarterly UI employment 
reports in producing data; however, each measure has a somewhat different universe 
coverage, estimation procedure, and publication product. 

Differences in coverage and estimation methods can result in somewhat different 
measures of employment change over time. It is important to understand program dif-
ferences and the intended uses of the program products. (See table.) Additional in-
formation on each program can be obtained from the program Web sites shown in the 
table. 

Summary of Major Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES Employment Measures

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            |         QCEW        |         BED          |         CES
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Source     |--Count of UI admini-|--Count of longitudi- |--Sample survey:
            |  strative records   |  nally-linked UI ad- |  440,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.1   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2011    |  tor employers       |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Coverage   |--UI and UCFE cover- |--UI coverage, exclud-|Nonfarm wage and sal-
            |  age, including all |  ing government, pri-|  ary jobs:
            |  employers subject  |  vate households, and|--UI coverage, exclud-
            |  to state and fed-  |  establishments with |  ing agriculture, pri-
            |  eral UI laws       |  zero employment     |  vate households, and
            |                     |                      |  self-employed workers
            |                     |                      |--Other employment, in-
            |                     |                      |  cluding railroads, 
            |                     |                      |  religious organiza-
            |                     |                      |  tions, and other non-
            |                     |                      |  UI-covered jobs
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Publication|--Quarterly          |--Quarterly           |--Monthly 
 frequency  |  -7 months after the|  -8 months after the |  -Usually first Friday
            |   end of each quar- |   end of each quarter|   of following month
            |   ter               |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Use of UI  |--Directly summarizes|--Links each new UI   |--Uses UI file as a sam-
 file       |  and publishes each |  quarter to longitu- |  pling frame and annu-
            |  new quarter of UI  |  dinal database and  |  ally realigns (bench-
            |  data               |  directly summarizes |  marks) sample esti-
            |                     |  gross job gains and |  mates to first quar-
            |                     |  losses              |  ter UI levels
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Provides a quarter-|--Provides quarterly  |--Provides current month-
 products   |  ly and annual uni- |  employer dynamics   |  ly estimates of employ-
            |  verse count of es- |  data on establish-  |  ment, hours, and earn-
            |  tablishments, em-  |  ment openings, clos-|  ings at the MSA, state,
            |  ployment, and wages|  ings, expansions,   |  and national level by
            |  at the county, MSA,|  and contractions at |  industry
            |  state, and national|  the national level  |
            |  levels by detailed |  by NAICS supersec-  |
            |  industry           |  tors and by size of |
            |                     |  firm, and at the    |
            |                     |  state private-sector|
            |                     |  total level         |
            |                     |--Future expansions   |
            |                     |  will include data   |
            |                     |  with greater indus- |
            |                     |  try detail and data |
            |                     |  at the county and   |  
            |                     |  MSA level           |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Major uses include:|--Major uses include: |--Major uses include:
 uses       |  -Detailed locality |  -Business cycle     |  -Principal national
            |   data              |   analysis           |   economic indicator
            |  -Periodic universe |  -Analysis of employ-|  -Official time series 
            |   counts for bench- |   er dynamics under- |   for employment change
            |   marking sample    |   lying economic ex- |   measures
            |   survey estimates  |   pansions and con-  |  -Input into other ma-
            |  -Sample frame for  |   tractions          |   jor economic indi-
            |   BLS establishment |  -Analysis of employ-|   cators
            |   surveys           |   ment expansion and |
            |                     |   contraction by size|   
            |                     |   of firm            |
            |                     |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Program    |--www.bls.gov/cew/   |--www.bls.gov/bdm/    |--www.bls.gov/ces/
 Web sites  |                     |                      |
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Coverage 

Employment and wage data for workers covered by state UI laws are compiled from 
quarterly contribution reports submitted to the SWAs by employers. For federal ci-
vilian workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees 
(UCFE) program, employment and wage data are compiled from quarterly reports sub-
mitted by four major federal payroll processing centers on behalf of all federal 
agencies, with the exception of a few agencies which still report directly to the 
individual SWA. In addition to the quarterly contribution reports, employers who 
operate multiple establishments within a state complete a questionnaire, called the 
"Multiple Worksite Report," which provides detailed information on the location and 
industry of each of their establishments. QCEW employment and wage data are derived 
from microdata summaries of 9.0 million employer reports of employment and wages 
submitted by states to the BLS in 2010. These reports are based on place of employ-
ment rather than place of residence. 

UI and UCFE coverage is broad and has been basically comparable from state to state 
since 1978, when the 1976 amendments to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act became ef-
fective, expanding coverage to include most State and local government employees. 
In 2010, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 127.8 million jobs. The estimated 
123.2 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.3 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $5.976 trillion in pay, representing 93.3 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.1 percent of the gross domestic product. 

Major exclusions from UI coverage include self-employed workers, most agricultural 
workers on small farms, all members of the Armed Forces, elected officials in most 
states, most employees of railroads, some domestic workers, most student workers at 
schools, and employees of certain small nonprofit organizations. 

State and federal UI laws change periodically. These changes may have an impact on 
the employment and wages reported by employers covered under the UI program. Cover-
age changes may affect the over-the-year comparisons presented in this news re-
lease. 
 
Concepts and methodology 

Monthly employment is based on the number of workers who worked during or received 
pay for the pay period including the 12th of the month. With few exceptions, all 
employees of covered firms are reported, including production and sales workers, 
corporation officials, executives, supervisory personnel, and clerical workers.  
Workers on paid vacations and part-time workers also are included. 

Average weekly wage values are calculated by dividing quarterly total wages by the 
average of the three monthly employment levels (all employees, as described above) 
and dividing the result by 13, for the 13 weeks in the quarter. These calculations 
are made using unrounded employment and wage values. The average wage values that 
can be calculated using rounded data from the BLS database may differ from the av-
erages reported. Included in the quarterly wage data are non-wage cash payments 
such as bonuses, the cash value of meals and lodging when supplied, tips and other 
gratuities, and, in some states, employer contributions to certain deferred compen-
sation plans such as 401(k) plans and stock options. Over-the-year comparisons of 
average weekly wages may reflect fluctuations in average monthly employment and/or 
total quarterly wages between the current quarter and prior year levels. 

Average weekly wages are affected by the ratio of full-time to part-time workers as 
well as the number of individuals in high-paying and low-paying occupations and the 
incidence of pay periods within a quarter. For instance, the average weekly wage of 
the work force could increase significantly when there is a large decline in the 
number of employees that had been receiving below-average wages. Wages may include 
payments to workers not present in the employment counts because they did not work 
during the pay period including the 12th of the month. When comparing average week-
ly wage levels between industries, states, or quarters, these factors should be 
taken into consideration. 

Federal government pay levels are subject to periodic, sometimes large, fluctua-
tions due to a calendar effect that consists of some quarters having more pay pe-
riods than others. Most federal employees are paid on a biweekly pay schedule. As a 
result of this schedule, in some quarters, federal wages contain payments for six 
pay periods, while in other quarters their wages include payments for seven pay pe-
riods. Over-the-year comparisons of average weekly wages may reflect this calendar 
effect. Higher growth in average weekly wages may be attributed, in part, to a com-
parison of quarterly wages for the current year, which include seven pay periods, 
with year-ago wages that reflect only six pay periods. An opposite effect will oc-
cur when wages in the current period, which contain six pay periods, are compared 
with year-ago wages that include seven pay periods. The effect on over-the-year pay 
comparisons can be pronounced in federal government due to the uniform nature of 
federal payroll processing. This pattern may exist in private sector pay; however, 
because there are more pay period types (weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, monthly) it 
is less pronounced. The effect is most visible in counties with large concentra-
tions of federal employment. 

In order to ensure the highest possible quality of data, states verify with employ-
ers and update, if necessary, the industry, location, and ownership classification 
of all establishments on a 4-year cycle. Changes in establishment classification 
codes resulting from this process are introduced with the data reported for the 
first quarter of the year. Changes resulting from improved employer reporting also 
are introduced in the first quarter. 

QCEW data are not designed as a time series. QCEW data are simply the sums of indi-
vidual establishment records and reflect the number of establishments that exist in 
a county or industry at a point in time. Establishments can move in or out of a 
county or industry for a number of reasons--some reflecting economic events, others 
reflecting administrative changes. For example, economic change would come from a 
firm relocating into the county; administrative change would come from a company 
correcting its county designation. 

The over-the-year changes of employment and wages presented in this release have 
been adjusted to account for most of the administrative corrections made to the un-
derlying establishment reports. This is done by modifying the prior-year levels 
used to calculate the over-the-year changes. Percent changes are calculated using 
an adjusted version of the final 2010 quarterly data as the base data. The adjusted 
prior-year levels used to calculate the over-the-year percent change in employment 
and wages are not published. These adjusted prior-year levels do not match the un-
adjusted data maintained on the BLS Web site. Over-the-year change calculations 
based on data from the Web site, or from data published in prior BLS news releases, 
may differ substantially from the over-the-year changes presented in this news re-
lease. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
this release account for most of the administrative changes--those occurring when 
employers update the industry, location, and ownership information of their estab-
lishments. The most common adjustments for administrative change are the result of 
updated information about the county location of individual establishments. In-
cluded in these adjustments are administrative changes involving the classification 
of establishments that were previously reported in the unknown or statewide county 
or unknown industry categories. Beginning with the first quarter of 2008, adjusted 
data account for administrative changes caused by multi-unit employers who start 
reporting for each individual establishment rather than as a single entity. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
any County Employment and Wages news release are valid for comparisons between the 
starting and ending points (a 12-month period) used in that particular release. 
Comparisons may not be valid for any time period other than the one featured in a 
release even if the changes were calculated using adjusted data. 

County definitions are assigned according to Federal Information Processing Stan-
dards Publications (FIPS PUBS) as issued by the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 5131 of 
the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 and the Computer Security 
Act of 1987, Public Law 104-106. Areas shown as counties include those designated 
as independent cities in some jurisdictions and, in Alaska, those designated as 
census areas where counties have not been created. County data also are presented 
for the New England states for comparative purposes even though townships are the 
more common designation used in New England (and New Jersey). The regions referred 
to in this release are defined as census regions. 
 
Additional statistics and other information 

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information by 
detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and all 
states. The 2010 edition of this publication, which was published in November 2011, 
contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains 
and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2011 version of this news 
release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2010 
are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn10.htm. The 2011 edition of 
Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available later in 2012.

News releases on quarterly measures of gross job flows also are available upon request 
from the Division of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover (Business Employment 
Dynamics), telephone (202) 691-6467; (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/); (e-mail: BDMInfo@bls.gov).

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Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 323 largest counties,
second quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          second quarter               Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2011          June      change,      by     Second   change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2011       June     percent  quarter   second    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2010-11(5)   change    2011    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2010-11(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,084.2     130,469.9       0.9         -     $891       3.0         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.7         332.4       0.1       204      883       2.3       185 
Madison, AL..............           8.8         178.8      -1.3       290      997       3.3       101 
Mobile, AL...............           9.8         166.4      -1.9       303      777       4.0        65 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         128.0      -2.8       311      779       2.6       153 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.3          82.6       1.6        74      778       4.9        30 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.3         152.5       1.5        82      992       2.2       196 
Maricopa, AZ.............          94.9       1,593.3       1.8        66      878       2.2       196 
Pima, AZ.................          19.0         338.1      -0.7       267      794       4.3        50 
Benton, AR...............           5.4          94.6       (7)         -      816      -2.7       318 
Pulaski, AR..............          15.1         242.8      -1.4       293      817       3.9        72 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          91.4       (7)         -      735       0.8       291 
Alameda, CA..............          55.8         637.6       0.4       178    1,172       2.0       218 
Contra Costa, CA.........          29.9         316.5      -1.3       290    1,099       3.9        72 
Fresno, CA...............          30.6         338.0      -1.9       303      709       1.7       243 
Kern, CA.................          17.9         282.6       0.9       134      792       2.7       148 
Los Angeles, CA..........         434.5       3,899.6       0.6       166      993       2.2       196 
Marin, CA................          11.7         103.1       1.0       123    1,112       5.6        14 
Monterey, CA.............          12.9         182.5      -2.4       310      754       1.3       265 
Orange, CA...............         103.5       1,379.2       0.8       145      999       3.2       109 
Placer, CA...............          10.7         126.2       0.2       196      875       3.4        96 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          49.6         562.2      -0.9       276      743       1.9       232 
Sacramento, CA...........          53.9         577.3      -2.1       307    1,004       2.7       148 
San Bernardino, CA.......          51.0         596.8      -0.6       264      774       1.8       238 
San Diego, CA............          99.6       1,249.3       0.4       178      982       4.7        39 
San Francisco, CA........          55.0         556.9       2.7        24    1,435       5.8         9 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.5         209.2      -4.0       314      767       1.7       243 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.6         102.1      -0.9       276      764       4.7        39 
San Mateo, CA............          24.3         325.0       1.0       123    1,403       6.1         8 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.4         184.7      -0.1       226      840       2.9       131 
Santa Clara, CA..........          62.6         869.1       2.3        33    1,743       8.5         4 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.1          96.9      -1.7       302      806       4.7        39 
Solano, CA...............          10.1         120.9       0.1       204      902       3.4        96 
Sonoma, CA...............          18.9         176.9      -0.4       248      856       4.9        30 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.1         162.9      -1.6       298      752       0.8       291 
Tulare, CA...............           9.4         151.6      -0.5       258      617       1.8       238 
Ventura, CA..............          24.0         303.3       0.6       166      934       3.8        76 
Yolo, CA.................           6.1          89.8      -0.7       267      896       3.3       101 
Adams, CO................           8.8         156.1       0.0       216      814       3.0       125 
Arapahoe, CO.............          18.8         280.6       2.3        33    1,023       3.4        96 
Boulder, CO..............          12.8         157.2       2.0        48    1,027       2.1       209 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.3         425.0       2.0        48    1,072       4.1        59 
Douglas, CO..............           9.4          92.9       0.9       134      972       7.4         6 
El Paso, CO..............          16.8         238.1       1.4        90      820       2.6       153 
Jefferson, CO............          17.7         208.5       1.5        82      915       4.2        52 
Larimer, CO..............          10.0         131.4       1.4        90      758       2.0       218 
Weld, CO.................           5.8          82.1       3.5         7      740       4.2        52 
Fairfield, CT............          32.5         406.3       0.7       156    1,469       5.5        17 
Hartford, CT.............          25.3         492.3       0.8       145    1,095       3.6        84 
New Haven, CT............          22.2         352.7       0.7       156      947       2.2       196 
New London, CT...........           6.9         126.5      -0.1       226      903       1.0       288 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.4         264.0      -0.2       237    1,051       6.9         7 
Washington, DC...........          35.5         711.3       1.4        90    1,541       2.4       181 
Alachua, FL..............           6.5         114.7      -0.4       248      777       5.1        22 
Brevard, FL..............          14.4         187.8      -0.8       271      852       2.3       185 
Broward, FL..............          62.1         681.6       0.0       216      837       2.6       153 
Collier, FL..............          11.6         107.3       2.1        43      796       1.1       280 
Duval, FL................          26.6         435.1       0.7       156      845       1.6       248 
Escambia, FL.............           7.8         119.2       0.2       196      726       4.5        44 
Hillsborough, FL.........          37.1         562.7       0.5       174      860       2.6       153 
Lake, FL.................           7.1          75.4       1.5        82      619       0.8       291 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.3         190.3       1.6        74      732       0.8       291 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         135.9      -0.3       244      767       4.5        44 
Manatee, FL..............           9.1          98.6      -0.7       267      718       2.9       131 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          88.9      -0.4       248      656       1.5       256 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          86.3         953.4       2.2        37      876       3.2       109 
Orange, FL...............          35.4         650.9       1.8        66      792       2.1       209 
Palm Beach, FL...........          48.8         485.7       0.6       166      874       1.4       261 
Pasco, FL................           9.9          91.3       2.0        48      666      -0.3       310 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.3         379.0      -0.1       226      798       3.6        84 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.4         183.0      -1.1       286      696       3.6        84 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.2         131.0       1.1       114      750       2.5       168 
Seminole, FL.............          13.7         152.6      -1.5       296      760       3.0       125 
Volusia, FL..............          13.2         145.8      -0.1       226      656       1.2       272 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          79.1      -0.1       226      688       1.3       265 
Chatham, GA..............           7.5         129.7       1.0       123      753       1.2       272 
Clayton, GA..............           4.2         101.7       0.1       204      793       3.1       120 
Cobb, GA.................          20.4         288.9       0.6       166      918       1.9       232 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.2         274.3       0.4       178      926       3.5        90 
Fulton, GA...............          39.3         712.7       1.2       104    1,155       2.8       142 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          23.2         300.8       2.3        33      862       1.3       265 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.6          93.6       (7)         -      714       (7)         - 
Richmond, GA.............           4.6          97.4       0.6       166      761       3.3       101 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.4         433.5       0.9       134      830       2.9       131 
Ada, ID..................          14.0         195.4       0.8       145      775       2.6       153 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          87.1      -2.2       309      757      -3.6       319 
Cook, IL.................         145.8       2,397.5       1.2       104    1,037       2.6       153 
Du Page, IL..............          36.6         568.4       2.4        29    1,031       4.4        47 
Kane, IL.................          13.2         193.4      -0.9       276      798       2.8       142 
Lake, IL.................          21.7         321.2      -0.2       237    1,141       4.0        65 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          94.9      -0.3       244      747       2.5       168 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          86.0      -0.4       248      864       1.2       272 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          96.1       1.6        74      733       1.4       261 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         102.0       1.3        97      843       5.1        22 
St. Clair, IL............           5.5          98.6       1.1       114      793       4.1        59 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         132.0       1.3        97      917       2.9       131 
Will, IL.................          14.7         202.1       0.5       174      798       1.9       232 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         126.5       1.0       123      749       2.6       153 
Allen, IN................           9.0         175.2       1.6        74      744       1.6       248 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.9         105.5       3.8         6      728      -1.0       315 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.3         113.2       3.1        12      821       0.4       301 
Lake, IN.................          10.4         186.4       1.2       104      807       4.1        59 
Marion, IN...............          23.7         546.8       0.3       188      892       2.5       168 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         115.1       0.2       196      736       1.5       256 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         105.9       0.9       134      738       1.1       280 
Linn, IA.................           6.2         127.4       1.6        74      838       0.8       291 
Polk, IA.................          14.5         268.3       0.1       204      872       3.2       109 
Scott, IA................           5.2          87.6       1.7        70      706       2.5       168 
Johnson, KS..............          21.4         303.4       1.6        74      907       2.1       209 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.6         238.1      -1.3       290      815       2.9       131 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          94.3      -1.9       303      780       4.1        59 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.3          82.0       1.2       104      853       2.4       181 
Fayette, KY..............           9.5         175.0       (7)         -      822       2.9       131 
Jefferson, KY............          22.4         418.2       1.0       123      880       3.3       101 
Caddo, LA................           7.5         121.0      -1.0       284      762       2.3       185 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.9          83.1       0.1       204      753       4.9        30 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.6         248.4      -0.9       276      827       2.9       131 
Jefferson, LA............          13.9         192.9      -1.5       296      825       2.6       153 
Lafayette, LA............           9.0         132.5       0.8       145      852       3.9        72 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          11.1         171.3       0.9       134      937       2.3       185 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.4         171.0       1.1       114      798       2.4       181 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.5         233.4       1.5        82      960       1.8       238 
Baltimore, MD............          21.1         363.3      -0.4       248      906       1.1       280 
Frederick, MD............           6.0          92.1      -1.4       293      861       1.1       280 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          84.8       2.8        22      890       8.8         3 
Howard, MD...............           9.0         153.7       1.5        82    1,080       4.9        30 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.9         453.0       1.1       114    1,213       3.3       101 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.7         301.7      -0.4       248      981       2.1       209 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.8         329.0      -0.2       237    1,034       3.3       101 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.4          97.8       0.9       134      754       2.2       196 
Bristol, MA..............          16.7         212.9       0.9       134      837       5.0        27 
Essex, MA................          22.1         304.0       1.1       114      976       5.6        14 
Hampden, MA..............          15.7         197.7       0.7       156      814       4.4        47 
Middlesex, MA............          50.1         814.7       0.4       178    1,385      10.2         2 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.9         319.2       0.4       178    1,047       2.5       168 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.5         174.7       0.1       204      875       3.2       109 
Suffolk, MA..............          23.6         585.2       1.8        66    1,382       3.7        80 
Worcester, MA............          22.0         316.8       0.9       134      908       2.6       153 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.2         129.7       1.4        90      735       1.2       272 
Ingham, MI...............           6.3         153.6      -0.5       258      854       0.0       308 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.3         107.5      -0.4       248      804       2.0       218 
Kent, MI.................          13.6         320.3       3.1        12      785       1.7       243 
Macomb, MI...............          16.6         288.8       2.8        22      880       1.6       248 
Oakland, MI..............          36.6         640.6       3.3         8      989       4.0        65 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.5         106.8       4.7         1      728       2.2       196 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.1          82.6       3.2        10      723       0.1       306 
Washtenaw, MI............           7.9         187.8       2.0        48      939       3.6        84 
Wayne, MI................          30.6         675.4       1.3        97      961       1.9       232 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.0         108.5       0.0       216      859       4.0        65 
Dakota, MN...............           9.5         171.8       0.6       166      892       4.1        59 
Hennepin, MN.............          42.8         832.7       2.5        28    1,116       3.3       101 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.3          89.0       0.4       178    1,015       2.7       148 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.7         318.3       0.5       174      993       3.8        76 
St. Louis, MN............           5.5          95.6       1.0       123      749       3.2       109 
Stearns, MN..............           4.2          79.8       2.6        26      699       2.9       131 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          83.8       0.7       156      669       0.6       298 
Hinds, MS................           6.0         121.9      -1.1       286      777       2.0       218 
Boone, MO................           4.5          83.8       1.9        56      697       1.8       238 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          91.2       1.6        74      826       2.2       196 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         148.7       0.9       134      680       1.2       272 
Jackson, MO..............          18.2         342.2      -0.5       258      887       1.3       265 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.1         125.2       2.1        43      710       0.3       304 
St. Louis, MO............          31.8         569.8       0.0       216      924       1.3       265 
St. Louis City, MO.......           8.9         212.4      -0.9       276      975       5.1        22 
Yellowstone, MT..........           5.9          77.4       1.4        90      733       2.5       168 
Douglas, NE..............          15.9         313.5       0.0       216      814       2.0       218 
Lancaster, NE............           8.1         154.7       0.3       188      722       2.6       153 
Clark, NV................          47.2         805.3       0.2       196      806       2.5       168 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.6         185.0       0.0       216      808       1.3       265 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.8         187.6       0.8       145      986       2.6       153 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.5         136.1      -0.1       226      853      -0.8       313 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.8         140.3      -2.0       306      781       1.4       261 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.4         430.8       0.0       216    1,085       3.1       120 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.1         194.4      -1.6       298      947       2.6       153 
Camden, NJ...............          12.4         195.9      -1.1       286      892       1.6       248 
Essex, NJ................          20.8         336.5      -1.2       289    1,130       4.1        59 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.2          98.5      -1.4       293      798      -0.3       310 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.8         230.7       0.3       188    1,227       2.0       218 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.1         229.9      -0.5       258    1,182       4.2        52 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.8         378.5      -0.5       258    1,095       3.0       125 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.1         250.5      -1.6       298      924       2.3       185 
Morris, NJ...............          17.4         273.0      -1.0       284    1,257       2.0       218 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         155.3      -0.2       237      734       2.2       196 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.2         172.8       0.3       188      924       1.0       288 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.1         172.1       0.2       196    1,304       1.7       243 
Union, NJ................          14.5         220.9       0.1       204    1,119       0.6       298 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.6         312.3      -0.8       271      781       0.1       306 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         218.8      -0.9       276      931       2.1       209 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          17.0         236.0      -0.9       276      876       3.7        80 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          91.8      -0.8       271      722       1.1       280 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.2         111.6      -0.6       264      946       3.2       109 
Erie, NY.................          23.7         457.5       0.7       156      782       1.7       243 
Kings, NY................          51.2         508.4       1.8        66      743       0.4       301 
Monroe, NY...............          18.1         377.6       1.0       123      852       0.2       305 
Nassau, NY...............          52.6         600.0       0.9       134    1,034       2.0       218 
New York, NY.............         121.6       2,334.1       1.9        56    1,645      -1.1       316 
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         107.8      -2.1       307      731       4.0        65 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.7         244.2       0.1       204      826       1.1       280 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............          10.0         133.1       0.2       196      811       3.2       109 
Queens, NY...............          46.0         504.5       1.2       104      845       0.8       291 
Richmond, NY.............           9.0          92.6       0.2       196      774       0.5       300 
Rockland, NY.............           9.9         116.4       1.1       114      997       4.5        44 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.7         631.3       0.7       156      980       1.2       272 
Westchester, NY..........          36.1         412.8       1.0       123    1,205       3.1       120 
Buncombe, NC.............           7.8         111.2       0.8       145      672      -0.1       309 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          78.5       1.4        90      677       1.2       272 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.3         120.5       1.7        70      748       4.8        35 
Durham, NC...............           7.2         176.4       1.9        56    1,196       5.7        12 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           8.9         171.6       0.4       178      815       1.6       248 
Guilford, NC.............          14.1         261.6       1.9        56      780       1.4       261 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.1         547.8       3.0        16      993       1.1       280 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.2          98.8       (7)         -      741       (7)         - 
Wake, NC.................          28.9         449.2       (7)         -      896       1.0       288 
Cass, ND.................           6.0         103.1       2.7        24      769       4.3        50 
Butler, OH...............           7.4         138.3      -0.1       226      783       2.5       168 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          35.8         691.3       0.0       216      898       1.9       232 
Franklin, OH.............          29.5         657.0       1.5        82      864       2.0       218 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.3         488.4       0.3       188      959       4.0        65 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          95.5       0.8       145      758       5.3        19 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          94.1       0.4       178      731       4.6        43 
Lucas, OH................          10.3         199.6       0.2       196      767       3.5        90 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.0          97.0       0.6       166      649       3.5        90 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.2         243.8       0.6       166      785       1.6       248 
Stark, OH................           8.7         151.7       1.5        82      689       3.9        72 
Summit, OH...............          14.3         255.9       0.4       178      790       2.3       185 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.3         420.1       2.1        43      832       5.3        19 
Tulsa, OK................          20.2         328.6       0.3       188      816       4.2        52 
Clackamas, OR............          12.6         138.9       0.1       204      837       4.9        30 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.5          75.6      -0.8       271      683       2.1       209 
Lane, OR.................          10.7         138.5       0.8       145      704       2.8       142 
Marion, OR...............           9.3         132.5      -2.8       311      725       4.0        65 
Multnomah, OR............          29.0         432.2       1.9        56      923       4.2        52 
Washington, OR...........          16.2         244.7       3.2        10    1,033       3.8        76 
Allegheny, PA............          35.2         686.8       1.1       114      948       3.2       109 
Berks, PA................           9.0         165.4       1.6        74      808       2.5       168 
Bucks, PA................          19.6         253.2      -0.4       248      863       2.9       131 
Butler, PA...............           4.9          83.6       3.1        12      827       7.5         5 
Chester, PA..............          15.0         240.2       1.3        97    1,163       2.6       153 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.1         123.1       1.9        56      835       3.6        84 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.4         179.7       0.0       216      882       3.4        96 
Delaware, PA.............          13.7         208.1       0.9       134      944       2.8       142 
Erie, PA.................           7.7         126.2       2.4        29      710       5.8         9 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.8          98.3       0.0       216      682       1.6       248 
Lancaster, PA............          12.5         220.2      -0.2       237      741       2.3       185 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.6         176.9       1.9        56      866       5.1        22 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         139.9       1.2       104      697       2.7       148 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.1         464.7      -0.4       248    1,081       1.3       265 
Northampton, PA..........           6.5         101.0       2.3        33      778       2.2       196 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          34.3         630.3       0.1       204    1,031       2.3       185 
Washington, PA...........           5.6          84.8       3.9         4      820       5.5        17 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.4         134.4      -0.1       226      726       4.8        35 
York, PA.................           9.1         171.4       1.0       123      791       2.5       168 
Providence, RI...........          17.2         269.3      -0.1       226      898       4.8        35 
Charleston, SC...........          11.7         212.0       2.4        29      781       2.1       209 
Greenville, SC...........          12.1         230.9       2.2        37      788       3.7        80 
Horry, SC................           7.5         117.3       2.1        43      526      -0.8       313 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          94.8      -0.2       237      662       2.2       196 
Richland, SC.............           8.9         201.5      -0.5       258      779       2.2       196 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         110.4       0.7       156      781       2.4       181 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         115.3       1.0       123      739       4.8        35 
Davidson, TN.............          18.0         423.4       1.4        90      892       2.1       209 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         183.7       2.0        48      783       3.3       101 
Knox, TN.................          10.7         218.4       1.2       104      763       3.7        80 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.3          96.5       1.5        82      788      -2.2       317 
Shelby, TN...............          18.8         465.4       0.7       156      917       2.8       142 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          91.7       2.2        37      968       1.6       248 
Bell, TX.................           4.8         107.7       2.0        48      733       2.2       196 
Bexar, TX................          34.1         733.9       0.8       145      798       3.2       109 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.8          88.8       2.0        48      869       4.7        39 
Brazos, TX...............           3.9          84.1      -1.6       298      678       2.9       131 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         127.2       1.1       114      572       1.8       238 
Collin, TX...............          18.2         296.1       3.1        12    1,039       3.8        76 
Dallas, TX...............          68.0       1,438.3       1.9        56    1,055       2.0       218 
Denton, TX...............          11.1         180.0       3.0        16      782       3.4        96 
El Paso, TX..............          13.8         273.0       0.3       188      648       2.5       168 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.3         137.0       2.2        37      880       2.9       131 
Galveston, TX............           5.4          96.8       1.7        70      816       5.6        14 
Harris, TX...............         101.2       2,043.2       2.4        29    1,120       5.0        27 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.1         225.2       1.9        56      571       1.2       272 
Jefferson, TX............           5.9         121.6       2.1        43      881       5.1        22 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.0         125.0       1.7        70      684       1.9       232 
McLennan, TX.............           4.8         101.2      -0.6       264      719       2.0       218 
Montgomery, TX...........           8.7         133.7       4.1         2      837       5.3        19 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         154.7       1.2       104      763       4.2        52 
Smith, TX................           5.5          92.9       0.3       188      761       2.3       185 
Tarrant, TX..............          37.7         764.2       2.2        37      899       3.2       109 
Travis, TX...............          30.6         584.4       3.3         8      974       3.5        90 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.8          88.9       3.9         4      616       4.2        52 
Williamson, TX...........           7.6         129.7       1.3        97    1,040      18.0         1 
Davis, UT................           7.1         106.8       (7)         -      729       2.0       218 
Salt Lake, UT............          36.6         569.3       1.9        56      833       3.0       125 
Utah, UT.................          12.6         171.0       4.0         3      714       5.0        27 
Weber, UT................           5.4          89.1      -0.8       271      671       1.5       256 
Chittenden, VT...........           6.0          95.8       2.9        19      894       3.0       125 
Arlington, VA............           8.2         169.7       2.2        37    1,553       4.4        47 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.6         114.9      -0.9       276      800       0.4       301 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.3         585.2       1.3        97    1,421       2.2       196 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............           9.7         173.1      -0.1       226      887       1.5       256 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.7         138.8       2.9        19    1,051      -0.3       310 
Prince William, VA.......           7.7         110.3       3.0        16      804       1.1       280 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.1          94.9       (7)         -    1,258       (7)         - 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.6          95.6       0.4       178      713       2.0       218 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          96.4       0.5       174      839       3.5        90 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         138.7       1.2       104      879       0.8       291 
Richmond City, VA........           7.1         150.0       1.3        97      982       2.3       185 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.2         168.2      -0.2       237      718       3.2       109 
Benton, WA...............           5.5          84.0      -0.7       267      963       5.7        12 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.1         129.6       1.2       104      808       2.8       142 
King, WA.................          81.2       1,145.6       2.0        48    1,134       3.0       125 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.6          82.0       0.1       204      863       2.5       168 
Pierce, WA...............          21.1         261.9      -0.3       244      823       2.6       153 
Snohomish, WA............          18.7         248.2       2.9        19      952       3.5        90 
Spokane, WA..............          15.5         199.9       0.1       204      755       3.1       120 
Thurston, WA.............           7.3          97.3      -0.3       244      827       2.7       148 
Whatcom, WA..............           6.8          80.0       0.8       145      749       3.6        84 
Yakima, WA...............           8.6         102.5      -3.8       313      610       2.0       218 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         105.6      -0.4       248      797       3.1       120 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.6         148.1       1.1       114      758       2.3       185 
Dane, WI.................          14.1         300.3       0.7       156      877       5.8         9 
Milwaukee, WI............          22.5         471.9       0.8       145      878       1.5       256 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         102.4       1.0       123      743       2.6       153 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.7         227.7       2.6        26      869       2.5       168 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          90.3      -0.1       226      814       2.1       209 
San Juan, PR.............          11.9         258.5      -0.8       (8)      596       0.7       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 322 U.S. counties comprise 70.5 percent of the total covered workers
in the U.S.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Includes areas not officially designated as counties. See Technical Note.
(4) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(5) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(6) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(7) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.
(8) This county was not included in the U.S. rankings.





Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
second quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               second quarter                                          
         County by NAICS supersector                2011                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)       June      change,   Second   change, 
                                                                  2011       June    quarter   second  
                                                              (thousands) 2010-11(4)   2011    quarter 
                                                                                             2010-11(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,084.2     130,469.9       0.9     $891       3.0 
  Private industry...........................       8,786.9     109,010.2       1.6      874       2.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............         127.7       1,966.3       1.2      964       9.4 
    Construction.............................         769.8       5,625.6      -0.7      936       2.7 
    Manufacturing............................         338.5      11,760.7       1.8    1,094       2.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,875.6      24,807.3       1.3      752       2.7 
    Information..............................         142.7       2,685.6      -1.3    1,398       5.7 
    Financial activities.....................         808.9       7,433.9       0.0    1,287       2.3 
    Professional and business services.......       1,558.4      17,325.3       3.1    1,134       4.1 
    Education and health services............         907.4      18,921.8       1.8      835       2.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         755.3      13,816.3       2.1      365       2.0 
    Other services...........................       1,309.3       4,456.3       1.2      566       2.4 
  Government.................................         297.3      21,459.7      -2.7      973       3.3 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         434.5       3,899.6       0.6      993       2.2 
  Private industry...........................         428.8       3,334.4       1.3      961       2.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.7      -7.2    1,210       9.2 
    Construction.............................          12.4         104.3      -1.0    1,011       2.1 
    Manufacturing............................          12.9         368.8      -1.7    1,089       3.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.5         737.9       1.1      803       3.1 
    Information..............................           8.2         190.8      -0.4    1,696       1.9 
    Financial activities.....................          21.9         209.4      -0.6    1,452       3.7 
    Professional and business services.......          40.8         539.9       2.1    1,193       2.6 
    Education and health services............          28.8         510.6       1.5      938       3.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          26.7         398.0       1.9      546       3.8 
    Other services...........................         205.0         243.4       1.7      437      -4.0 
  Government.................................           5.7         565.3      -3.2    1,178       0.7 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         145.8       2,397.5       1.2    1,037       2.6 
  Private industry...........................         144.4       2,094.5       1.9    1,020       2.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.9       3.1      896      -5.9 
    Construction.............................          12.3          66.2      -0.2    1,227       2.4 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         195.2       0.9    1,087       3.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.4         438.1       1.7      817       4.1 
    Information..............................           2.6          52.1      -0.3    1,494       4.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.5         186.5      -1.4    1,794       4.2 
    Professional and business services.......          30.7         415.3       3.5    1,301       2.8 
    Education and health services............          15.3         400.5       2.3      863       0.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.8         241.3       3.5      462       2.9 
    Other services...........................          16.0          96.4       2.0      757       2.6 
  Government.................................           1.4         303.0      -3.6    1,152       3.0 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         121.6       2,334.1       1.9    1,645      -1.1 
  Private industry...........................         121.3       1,898.3       3.2    1,767      -2.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1       8.5    1,789      -6.0 
    Construction.............................           2.2          30.6       1.4    1,614       4.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          26.1       0.7    1,278       4.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.0         241.8       3.1    1,228       4.2 
    Information..............................           4.3         137.9       2.3    1,999       2.4 
    Financial activities.....................          19.0         358.3       3.1    3,199     -11.3 
    Professional and business services.......          25.4         471.5       3.0    2,000       4.5 
    Education and health services............           9.3         296.3       0.8    1,140       3.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.6         238.3       5.8      762       1.2 
    Other services...........................          18.9          89.5       2.6      993       2.8 
  Government.................................           0.3         435.8      -3.3    1,115       2.3 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         101.2       2,043.2       2.4    1,120       5.0 
  Private industry...........................         100.7       1,784.0       3.2    1,141       5.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          80.7       8.1    3,052      11.7 
    Construction.............................           6.5         132.4      -1.0    1,092       2.4 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         176.5       5.5    1,380       4.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.7         424.7       2.5    1,012       5.9 
    Information..............................           1.3          28.5      -1.4    1,276       4.8 
    Financial activities.....................          10.5         111.7      -0.2    1,384       6.1 
    Professional and business services.......          20.0         336.2       5.3    1,341       2.9 
    Education and health services............          11.3         242.5       2.4      896       1.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.2         187.6       4.0      392       0.5 
    Other services...........................          13.5          62.2       2.8      643       5.4 
  Government.................................           0.6         259.2      -2.8      974       3.0 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          94.9       1,593.3       1.8      878       2.2 
  Private industry...........................          94.2       1,414.0       2.0      865       2.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.4      16.1      750       0.3 
    Construction.............................           8.5          82.1       0.8      893       1.6 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         109.0       0.6    1,341       6.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.0         333.9       2.2      818       3.2 
    Information..............................           1.5          27.3       0.1    1,101       4.1 
    Financial activities.....................          11.1         134.7       3.1    1,062       2.1 
    Professional and business services.......          22.4         263.5       0.9      915       3.4 
    Education and health services............          10.5         235.4       2.7      912       2.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         171.4       2.6      401      -1.2 
    Other services...........................           6.7          48.0       2.4      591       3.3 
  Government.................................           0.7         179.3       0.0      968      -1.4 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          68.0       1,438.3       1.9    1,055       2.0 
  Private industry...........................          67.5       1,272.4       2.6    1,061       2.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.0       8.5    3,318       0.3 
    Construction.............................           3.9          68.3       0.4      958       3.7 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         115.0       0.3    1,244       1.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.8         284.8       2.1      975       3.0 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.5      -0.9    1,592       6.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.5         138.9       1.8    1,389       3.0 
    Professional and business services.......          14.9         269.8       4.8    1,175       0.6 
    Education and health services............           7.2         167.9       3.1      982       0.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.6         132.4       3.1      444       0.0 
    Other services...........................           7.1          40.1       3.5      667       4.2 
  Government.................................           0.5         165.9      -3.5    1,015       2.2 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         103.5       1,379.2       0.8      999       3.2 
  Private industry...........................         102.1       1,231.0       1.2      982       3.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           4.0      -9.0      658       9.7 
    Construction.............................           6.2          69.8       0.7    1,081       2.9 
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         153.3       1.0    1,209       3.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.8         243.9       0.2      953       4.2 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.6      -5.3    1,399       5.2 
    Financial activities.....................           9.5         103.6       0.5    1,454       5.2 
    Professional and business services.......          18.2         244.1       0.4    1,137       2.8 
    Education and health services............          10.3         156.5       2.2      914       3.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         175.8       2.2      425       2.2 
    Other services...........................          21.5          48.6      -0.3      535       1.9 
  Government.................................           1.4         148.2      -2.3    1,138       2.3 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................          99.6       1,249.3       0.4      982       4.7 
  Private industry...........................          98.2       1,026.7       0.9      949       5.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          11.6       0.6      538      -0.7 
    Construction.............................           6.0          55.3      -1.1    1,027       3.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.5       0.5    1,335       2.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.4         197.4       0.5      771       2.8 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.9      -4.5    1,488       8.3 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          66.9       0.6    1,151       4.3 
    Professional and business services.......          15.8         210.5       0.4    1,372      10.1 
    Education and health services............           8.4         146.0       2.1      905       3.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         158.3       0.5      408       2.8 
    Other services...........................          28.1          56.5      -1.0      516       4.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         222.6      -1.9    1,138       3.5 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          81.2       1,145.6       2.0    1,134       3.0 
  Private industry...........................          80.7         986.4       2.7    1,135       3.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.3           2.8       6.8    1,494      20.3 
    Construction.............................           5.6          46.6      -2.0    1,128       2.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.3          99.2       2.1    1,414      -0.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.6         208.7       3.1      997       5.8 
    Information..............................           1.7          80.3       1.9    2,048       2.7 
    Financial activities.....................           6.3          64.6      -1.3    1,361       5.1 
    Professional and business services.......          13.9         181.7       4.7    1,400       5.2 
    Education and health services............           7.1         135.3       3.3      930       2.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.4         113.8       3.3      433       0.2 
    Other services...........................          22.3          53.5       3.1      580      -3.7 
  Government.................................           0.6         159.2      -1.9    1,129       2.0 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          86.3         953.4       2.2      876       3.2 
  Private industry...........................          85.9         826.4       3.3      829       2.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.2       1.8      521       2.4 
    Construction.............................           5.0          30.0      -3.5      858      -0.9 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          36.0      -0.1      819       6.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.6         245.2       3.4      778       2.1 
    Information..............................           1.4          17.2      -0.6    1,332       2.4 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          61.7       2.2    1,275       3.9 
    Professional and business services.......          17.8         125.4       4.3    1,032       3.4 
    Education and health services............           9.7         154.4       2.9      847       1.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         111.6       5.3      481      -1.2 
    Other services...........................           7.7          36.6       4.1      545       0.7 
  Government.................................           0.4         127.0      -4.0    1,159      10.3 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2010 annual average employement.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(4) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(5) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.





Table 3. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages by state, 
second quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           second quarter                                        
          State                 2011                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)       June      change,   Second  change,
                                              2011       June    quarter  second 
                                          (thousands)   2010-11    2011   quarter
                                                                          2010-11
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,084.2     130,469.9       0.9     $891      3.0
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.3       1,824.8      -0.4      767      2.3
Alaska...................          21.7         335.9       1.6      941      2.6
Arizona..................         145.6       2,336.3       1.1      842      2.7
Arkansas.................          85.8       1,140.4      -1.3      703      2.6
California...............       1,379.3      14,664.6       0.3    1,019      4.0
Colorado.................         169.7       2,234.7       1.4      900      3.4
Connecticut..............         110.7       1,630.2       0.8    1,116      3.8
Delaware.................          28.2         408.4       0.5      926      5.9
District of Columbia.....          35.5         711.3       1.4    1,541      2.4
Florida..................         594.3       7,092.3       0.8      802      2.6
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         266.5       3,803.1       1.0      832      2.5
Hawaii...................          38.3         590.5       0.7      799      2.4
Idaho....................          54.1         616.6       0.0      667      2.3
Illinois.................         384.2       5,633.0       1.0      939      3.2
Indiana..................         159.7       2,769.2       1.3      749      2.2
Iowa.....................          93.5       1,476.9       0.7      726      2.5
Kansas...................          88.2       1,313.2      -0.1      754      2.9
Kentucky.................         109.7       1,751.8       0.9      760      2.3
Louisiana................         126.8       1,844.3      -0.1      794      3.1
Maine....................          49.0         593.8       0.3      712      1.9
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         165.4       2,513.5       0.5      987      3.1
Massachusetts............         227.8       3,230.4       0.9    1,120      5.6
Michigan.................         242.1       3,896.9       1.8      845      2.4
Minnesota................         164.6       2,645.4       1.4      898      3.5
Mississippi..............          68.8       1,079.4      -0.6      664      1.8
Missouri.................         174.3       2,617.7       0.3      774      1.6
Montana..................          42.1         434.1       0.5      681      3.5
Nebraska.................          60.4         911.6       0.1      714      2.4
Nevada...................          71.4       1,123.0       0.5      816      2.5
New Hampshire............          47.9         615.2       0.4      888      2.4
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         264.6       3,836.2      -0.3    1,056      2.6
New Mexico...............          54.8         788.7      -0.5      763      2.8
New York.................         597.1       8,575.3       1.0    1,092      1.0
North Carolina...........         253.1       3,865.9       1.5      783      2.5
North Dakota.............          27.1         382.4       5.1      769      8.2
Ohio.....................         287.5       5,009.1       0.9      795      2.6
Oklahoma.................         102.6       1,510.3       0.7      749      4.5
Oregon...................         131.1       1,637.5       0.7      819      4.2
Pennsylvania.............         347.1       5,606.5       1.0      875      3.1
Rhode Island.............          34.9         458.1       0.3      862      3.5
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         111.1       1,801.6       1.1      726      2.3
South Dakota.............          31.1         404.8       0.8      656      3.8
Tennessee................         139.1       2,616.9       1.3      794      2.3
Texas....................         578.9      10,462.4       2.1      900      4.0
Utah.....................          83.4       1,183.9       2.0      756      3.1
Vermont..................          24.3         297.0       1.0      773      2.8
Virginia.................         233.2       3,619.7       0.9      949      2.2
Washington...............         229.5       2,875.8       0.6      928      3.5
West Virginia............          48.7         702.9       0.3      765      5.4
Wisconsin................         158.0       2,712.0       0.9      767      3.0
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.1         284.7       1.2      819      3.7
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          50.7         915.1      -1.4      496      0.6
Virgin Islands...........           3.5          44.1       0.6      747      5.5

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment
Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(4) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the
Virgin Islands.





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