Economic News Release

County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, March 28, 2013  USDL-13-0542 
 
Technical Information: (202) 691-6567 * QCEWInfo@bls.gov * www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact: 	       (202) 691-5902 * PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
County Employment and Wages 
Third Quarter 2012 
 
From September 2011 to September 2012, employment increased in 276 of 
the 328 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Elkhart, Ind., posted the largest increase, with a 
gain of 6.9 percent over the year, compared with national job growth 
of 1.6 percent. Within Elkhart, the largest employment increase 
occurred in manufacturing, which gained 4,734 jobs over the year 
(10.1 percent). Benton, Wash., had the largest over-the-year decrease 
in employment among the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 
5.2 percent. County employment and wage data are compiled under the 
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, which 
produces detailed information on county employment and wages within 7 
months after the end of each quarter.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage decreased over the year by 1.1 percent 
to $906 in the third quarter of 2012. This is one of only six over-
the-year average weekly wage declines dating back to 1978, when the 
first comparable quarterly data are available. (See Technical Note.) 
Average weekly wages declined in every industry except for 
information, in which wages increased by 1.3 percent. Wage declines 
were also widespread across states, with the notable exception of a 
6.3 percent increase in North Dakota. Yolo, Calif., had the largest 
over-the-year decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 7.0 
percent. Within Yolo, a total wage decline of $102.9 million (-19.1 
percent) in government had the largest contribution to the decrease 
in average weekly wages. San Mateo, Calif., experienced the largest 
increase in average weekly wages with a gain of 7.3 percent over the 
year.  
 
Table A.  Large counties ranked by September 2012 employment, September 2011-12 employment 
increase, and September 2011-12 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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     September 2012 employment    |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |         September 2011-12        |         September 2011-12
                                  |            (thousands)           |                  
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           132,624.7| United States             2,024.9| United States                 1.6
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,983.5| Los Angeles, Calif.          81.6| Elkhart, Ind.                 6.9
 Cook, Ill.                2,424.6| Harris, Texas                78.6| Rutherford, Tenn.             6.8
 New York, N.Y.            2,385.9| New York, N.Y.               52.4| Kern, Calif.                  5.9
 Harris, Texas             2,128.2| Maricopa, Ariz.              40.0| Montgomery, Texas             5.5
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,674.5| Dallas, Texas                38.3| Utah, Utah                    5.3
 Dallas, Texas             1,478.5| Santa Clara, Calif.          28.9| Fort Bend, Texas              4.3
 Orange, Calif.            1,407.6| Orange, Calif.               28.6| Lexington, S.C.               4.2
 San Diego, Calif.         1,283.3| King, Wash.                  27.7| Cass, N.D.                    4.1
 King, Wash.               1,171.9| Cook, Ill.                   24.6| Travis, Texas                 3.9
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            990.7| San Diego, Calif.            22.8| Washington, Ark.              3.8
                                  |                                  | Denver, Colo.                 3.8
                                  |                                  | Delaware, Ohio                3.8
                                  |                                  | Harris, Texas                 3.8

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Large County Employment 
 
In September 2012, national employment, as measured by the QCEW 
program, was 132.6 million, up by 1.6 percent or 2.0 million, from 
September 2011. The 328 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more jobs 
accounted for 71.0 percent of total U.S. employment and 76.3 percent 
of total wages. These 328 counties had a net job growth of 1.5 
million over the year, accounting for 74.3 percent of the overall 
U.S. employment increase.  
 
Elkhart, Ind., had the largest percentage increase in employment (6.9 
percent) among the largest U.S. counties. The five counties with the 
largest increases in employment level were Los Angeles, Calif.; 
Harris, Texas; New York, N.Y.; Maricopa, Ariz.; and Dallas, Texas. 
These counties had a combined over-the-year employment gain of 
290,900, or 14.4 percent of the overall job increase for the U.S. 
(See table A.) 
 
Employment declined in 49 of the large counties from September 2011 
to September 2012. Benton, Wash., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-5.2 percent). Within Benton, 
professional and business services was the largest contributor to the 
decrease in employment with a loss of 3,677 jobs (-15.8 percent). 
Jefferson, Texas, had the second largest percentage decrease in 
employment, followed by Vanderburgh, Ind.; Sangamon, Ill.; and Hinds, 
Miss. (See table 1.) 

Table B.  Large counties ranked by third quarter 2012 average weekly wages, third quarter 2011-12
decrease in average weekly wages, and third quarter 2011-12 percent decrease in average weekly wages 

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                                  Average weekly wage in large counties
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        Average weekly wage,      |    Decrease in average weekly    |    Percent decrease in average 
         third quarter 2012       |    wage, third quarter 2011-12   |         weekly wage, third
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2011-12
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $906| United States                -$10| United States                -1.1
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 Santa Clara, Calif.        $1,800| Benton, Wash.                -$68| Yolo, Calif.                 -7.0
 New York, N.Y.              1,626| Yolo, Calif.                  -66| Rockingham, N.H.             -6.9
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,537| Rockingham, N.H.              -62| Lake, Ohio                   -6.9
 Washington, D.C.            1,514| Fairfield, Conn.              -58| Benton, Wash.                -6.9
 Arlington, Va.              1,488| Lake, Ohio                    -58| Montgomery, Ala.             -5.9
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,473| Arlington, Va.                -57| York, Pa.                    -5.6
 Fairfax, Va.                1,410| Hudson, N.J.                  -52| Brevard, Fla.                -5.5
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,397| Brevard, Fla.                 -49| Brown, Wis.                  -5.1
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,371| Montgomery, Ala.              -48| Erie, Pa.                    -4.6
 King, Wash.                 1,354| York, Pa.                     -48| Winnebago, Ill.              -4.5
                                  |                                  | Monmouth, N.J.               -4.5

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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation decreased by 1.1 percent during 
the year ending in the third quarter of 2012. Among the 328 largest 
counties, 274 had over-the-year declines in average weekly wages. 
Yolo, Calif., had the largest wage decline among the largest U.S. 
counties (-7.0 percent).  
 
Of the 328 largest counties, 46 experienced over-the-year increases 
in average weekly wages. San Mateo, Calif., had the largest average 
weekly wage increase with a gain of 7.3 percent. Within San Mateo, 
total wages in professional and business services grew by $439.3 
million (25.7 percent) over the year. Douglas, Colo., had the second 
largest increase in average weekly wages, followed by Pinellas, Fla. 
Two counties, Clayton, Ga., and King, Wash., tied for the fourth 
largest percentage increase. (See table 1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
All of the 10 largest counties had over-the-year percentage increases 
in employment in September 2012. Harris, Texas, had the largest gain 
(3.8 percent). Within Harris, professional and business services had 
the largest over-the-year level increase among all private industry 
groups with a gain of 19,152 jobs (5.6 percent). Cook, Ill., had the 
smallest percentage increase in employment (1.0 percent) among the 10 
largest counties. (See table 2.) 
 
Nine of the 10 largest U.S. counties had over-the-year decreases in 
average weekly wages. Maricopa, Ariz., experienced the largest 
decline in average weekly wages (-2.1 percent). Within Maricopa, 
education and health services had the largest impact on the county’s 
average weekly wage decline. Within this industry, employment grew by 
5,374 (2.2 percent) while total wages paid to those workers decreased 
by $59.9 million (-2.1 percent). King, Wash., had the only average 
weekly wage increase (2.3 percent) among the 10 largest counties. 

For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and 
for the 328 U.S. counties with annual average employment levels of 
75,000 or more in 2011. September 2012 employment and 2012 third 
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 9.2 million employer reports cover 132.6 million full- 
and part-time workers. For additional information about the quarterly 
employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. Data for 
the third quarter of 2012 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 fourth quarter 2012 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, June 27, 2013. 
 
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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 2012 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 329 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2011 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2012 data, seven counties have been added to the publication tables: Okaloosa, 
Fla.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, Iowa; St. Tammany, La.; Saratoga, N.Y.; Delaware, 
Ohio; and Gregg, Texas. These counties will be included in all 2012 quarterly re-
leases. One county, Jackson, Ore., which was published in the 2011 releases, will 
be excluded from this and future 2012 releases because its 2011 annual average 
employment levels were less than 75,000. 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- |  557,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.2   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.8    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2012    |  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 to an-
            |  new quarter of UI  |  dinal database and  |  nually realign sample-
            |  data               |  directly summarizes |  based estimates to pop-
            |                     |  gross job gains and |  ulation estimates to 
            |                     |  losses              |  population counts (ben-
            |                     |                      |  chmarking)
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 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 9.1 million employer reports of employment and wages 
submitted by states to the BLS in 2011. 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 2011, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 129.4 million jobs. The estimated 
124.8 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.7 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $6.217 trillion in pay, representing 93.3 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.2 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 2011 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 2011 edition of this publication, which was published in October 2012, 
contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains 
and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2012 version of this 
news release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Aver-
ages 2011 are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn11.htm. The 
2012 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available later 
in 2013.

News releases on quarterly measures of gross job flows also are available upon re-
quest 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 329 largest counties,
third quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          third quarter                Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2012       September    change,      by     Third    change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2012     September  percent  quarter    third    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2011-12(5)   change    2012    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2011-12(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,165.4     132,624.7       1.6         -     $906      -1.1         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.7         336.3       1.0       186      910      -1.4       147 
Madison, AL..............           8.9         178.6       0.1       273    1,005      -3.0       276 
Mobile, AL...............           9.7         164.2      -0.7       307      802      -4.3       316 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         128.1       1.5       140      765      -5.9       324 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.2          85.6       1.5       140      792      -0.6        86 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.3         157.0       1.1       177    1,010      -0.6        86 
Maricopa, AZ.............          96.1       1,674.5       2.4        54      886      -2.1       213 
Pima, AZ.................          19.1         346.8       1.3       161      787      -1.1       116 
Benton, AR...............           5.5          97.1       0.9       200      885       1.7         9 
Pulaski, AR..............          14.4         243.1       0.3       256      819      -2.3       228 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.6          93.8       3.8        10      728      -2.5       250 
Alameda, CA..............          53.8         664.1       3.1        30    1,188      -2.9       271 
Contra Costa, CA.........          28.6         326.0       2.4        54    1,126       2.2         6 
Fresno, CA...............          28.7         351.9       1.1       177      710      -1.5       155 
Kern, CA.................          16.8         312.7       5.9         3      783      -2.7       262 
Los Angeles, CA..........         412.7       3,983.5       2.1        89    1,002      -1.7       173 
Marin, CA................          11.6         107.0       3.5        22    1,069      -0.6        86 
Monterey, CA.............          12.3         186.5       2.3        67      783      -0.8       102 
Orange, CA...............         102.8       1,407.6       2.1        89    1,024      -1.4       147 
Placer, CA...............          10.7         131.2       2.4        54      906       0.4        32 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          48.1         569.4       2.8        40      726      -3.7       304 
Sacramento, CA...........          49.5         591.4       1.8       117    1,007      -1.5       155 
San Bernardino, CA.......          47.6         612.5       1.9       110      771      -2.8       265 
San Diego, CA............         101.0       1,283.3       1.8       117      993      -2.0       202 
San Francisco, CA........          53.8         593.9       3.6        17    1,473       1.0        19 
San Joaquin, CA..........          16.1         208.9       0.2       261      786      -1.8       186 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.4         107.3       3.5        22      738      -2.0       202 
San Mateo, CA............          24.4         342.9       3.6        17    1,537       7.3         1 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.1         188.1       2.2        79      850      -3.4       300 
Santa Clara, CA..........          62.0         907.7       3.3        26    1,800      -1.5       155 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           8.8          98.0       2.5        49      851       1.4        14 
Solano, CA...............           9.5         122.6       2.4        54      910      -1.2       127 
Sonoma, CA...............          18.1         181.0       2.6        47      856      -3.1       283 
Stanislaus, CA...........          13.6         170.0       1.5       140      776      -0.9       108 
Tulare, CA...............           8.8         146.6      -1.4       317      636       0.0        47 
Ventura, CA..............          23.6         303.1       2.3        67      936       0.2        41 
Yolo, CA.................           6.2          99.2       2.3        67      882      -7.0       328 
Adams, CO................           9.1         161.0       2.0        97      839      -2.6       255 
Arapahoe, CO.............          19.2         288.3       2.9        36    1,052      -3.0       276 
Boulder, CO..............          13.3         161.5       1.7       123    1,072       0.4        32 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          26.5         438.2       3.8        10    1,111      -1.8       186 
Douglas, CO..............           9.9          96.0       3.6        17    1,030       5.4         2 
El Paso, CO..............          17.1         239.1       0.7       221      846      -1.6       165 
Jefferson, CO............          18.1         214.4       2.2        79      919      -1.4       147 
Larimer, CO..............          10.3         134.7       2.2        79      813      -1.1       116 
Weld, CO.................           5.9          86.7       3.7        14      798       0.0        47 
Fairfield, CT............          33.0         409.5       0.8       209    1,371      -4.1       311 
Hartford, CT.............          25.7         494.7       1.0       186    1,079      -1.7       173 
New Haven, CT............          22.5         356.5       0.8       209      956      -1.6       165 
New London, CT...........           7.0         123.6      -1.1       315      902      -3.3       296 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.1         265.7      -0.2       285    1,039      -1.7       173 
Washington, DC...........          36.1         714.9       0.6       233    1,514      -0.7        96 
Alachua, FL..............           6.6         116.9       0.7       221      749      -1.7       173 
Brevard, FL..............          14.4         186.6      -0.3       290      836      -5.5       322 
Broward, FL..............          63.6         701.1       2.3        67      838      -2.4       240 
Collier, FL..............          11.9         112.7       2.4        54      776      -1.1       116 
Duval, FL................          27.2         442.7       2.0        97      862      -1.3       140 
Escambia, FL.............           8.0         120.0       1.0       186      702      -3.8       306 
Hillsborough, FL.........          38.3         582.9       1.7       123      863      -2.3       228 
Lake, FL.................           7.3          81.1       2.3        67      630      -0.6        86 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.8         199.1       1.4       151      728      -1.2       127 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         137.7      -0.1       280      755      -0.5        83 
Manatee, FL..............           9.3         101.6       2.0        97      692      -3.8       306 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          90.2       1.6       134      621      -2.1       213 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          89.6         990.7       2.0        97      857      -1.7       173 
Okaloosa, FL.............           6.0          76.0      -0.9       312      744      -2.1       213 
Orange, FL...............          36.4         682.0       2.4        54      795      -1.9       194 
Palm Beach, FL...........          49.8         498.7       2.1        89      862      -1.6       165 
Pasco, FL................          10.0          99.2       1.7       123      624      -1.4       147 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.8         381.8       0.9       200      842       4.3         3 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.4         188.4       1.2       171      708      -0.6        86 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.5         136.4       2.7        45      733      -1.2       127 
Seminole, FL.............          13.9         158.1       1.4       151      747      -0.7        96 
Volusia, FL..............          13.4         149.8       0.7       221      644      -1.1       116 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          80.3       0.7       221      708      -3.8       306 
Chatham, GA..............           7.8         133.9       2.3        67      777      -2.0       202 
Clayton, GA..............           4.3         110.6      -0.7       307      894       2.3         4 
Cobb, GA.................          21.6         300.2       1.1       177      959       0.2        41 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.9         275.2      -0.6       303      944      -1.7       173 
Fulton, GA...............          41.9         724.3       2.4        54    1,165      -2.5       250 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          24.3         308.5       1.0       186      892      -3.3       296 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          93.7      -0.6       303      727      -0.4        76 
Richmond, GA.............           4.7          98.3       0.4       253      791      -1.2       127 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.6         443.7       1.6       134      862      -0.9       108 
Ada, ID..................          13.6         202.0       2.1        89      790      -1.1       116 
Champaign, IL............           4.3          88.4       0.6       233      816       1.6        10 
Cook, IL.................         149.3       2,424.6       1.0       186    1,032      -1.5       155 
Du Page, IL..............          37.3         572.5       1.8       117    1,056      -0.2        62 
Kane, IL.................          13.3         196.9       1.5       140      810      -2.3       228 
Lake, IL.................          22.2         326.9       1.3       161    1,148       1.5        11 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.7          94.5       0.5       241      757      -3.1       283 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          86.8       1.3       161      878      -3.3       296 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          95.0      -1.0       314      752      -2.8       265 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         104.0       1.7       123      853      -2.5       250 
St. Clair, IL............           5.6          93.7      -1.8       323      753      -3.2       291 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         127.7      -2.1       325      944       0.0        47 
Will, IL.................          15.3         205.0       0.9       200      796      -2.0       202 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         126.0       0.8       209      761      -4.5       318 
Allen, IN................           9.0         176.9       1.0       186      743      -3.1       283 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.8         112.1       6.9         1      737      -0.3        68 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.5         115.5       1.2       171      843      -2.4       240 
Lake, IN.................          10.4         191.9       1.8       117      858       1.4        14 
Marion, IN...............          24.0         569.4       2.6        47      931      -1.6       165 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         117.4       0.0       277      750      -0.7        96 
Tippecanoe, IN...........           3.3          79.8       2.9        36      762      -2.3       228 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         104.6      -2.2       326      722      -2.4       240 
Johnson, IA..............           3.6          78.3       0.9       200      856       0.4        32 
Linn, IA.................           6.3         126.6       0.5       241      874      -1.4       147 
Polk, IA.................          15.1         273.7       1.9       110      905      -1.0       113 
                                                                                                       
Scott, IA................           5.3          88.8       0.9       200      746      -1.3       140 
Johnson, KS..............          21.1         311.2       2.3        67      917      -1.8       186 
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.3         239.4       0.5       241      809      -2.2       220 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.8          94.6      -0.7       307      764      -3.0       276 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.2          85.6       2.9        36      854      -1.6       165 
Fayette, KY..............           9.6         180.7       2.2        79      816      -1.9       194 
Jefferson, KY............          22.7         429.5       2.8        40      882      -0.6        86 
Caddo, LA................           7.6         119.5      -1.6       321      741      -4.1       311 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.9          84.4       1.9       110      785      -1.9       194 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          15.0         259.2       1.5       140      850      -0.2        62 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, LA............          14.0         188.8      -1.6       321      847      -3.1       283 
Lafayette, LA............           9.2         136.5       0.9       200      878      -3.1       283 
Orleans, LA..............          11.4         174.5       0.8       209      895      -3.1       283 
St. Tammany, LA..........           7.6          79.1       2.1        89      769      -2.9       271 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.7         172.4       0.6       233      799      -1.6       165 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.6         241.9       3.5        22      978      -2.7       262 
Baltimore, MD............          21.3         364.5       1.5       140      930      -2.6       255 
Frederick, MD............           6.2          93.8       1.6       134      879      -2.4       240 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          87.8       2.3        67      891      -2.7       262 
Howard, MD...............           9.2         159.8       2.0        97    1,111      -1.7       173 
                                                                                                       
Montgomery, MD...........          33.5         452.4       0.7       221    1,236      -0.2        62 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.6         301.0       0.2       261      981      -2.4       240 
Baltimore City, MD.......          14.0         332.5       0.7       221    1,072      -0.4        76 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.0          96.1       2.0        97      746      -1.5       155 
Bristol, MA..............          16.1         212.9       0.1       273      816      -1.1       116 
Essex, MA................          21.6         308.3       1.4       151      946      -1.8       186 
Hampden, MA..............          15.5         197.9      -0.3       290      831      -1.2       127 
Middlesex, MA............          49.2         829.8       1.7       123    1,318      -0.3        68 
Norfolk, MA..............          23.4         323.0       1.3       161    1,033      -2.2       220 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.0         178.4       2.2        79      838      -0.5        83 
                                                                                                       
Suffolk, MA..............          23.6         598.7       1.3       161    1,397      -2.1       213 
Worcester, MA............          21.4         317.8       0.2       261      910      -1.9       194 
Genesee, MI..............           7.2         129.4       0.0       277      744      -4.1       311 
Ingham, MI...............           6.4         154.1      -0.7       307      850      -1.0       113 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.4         110.2       0.7       221      838      -1.2       127 
Kent, MI.................          14.1         337.1       2.9        36      799      -2.3       228 
Macomb, MI...............          17.3         292.8       1.7       123      902      -2.4       240 
Oakland, MI..............          38.4         666.4       3.2        29      997      -1.4       147 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.6         111.4       2.3        67      738      -1.2       127 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.2          83.5      -0.5       297      741      -2.2       220 
                                                                                                       
Washtenaw, MI............           8.1         194.6       2.4        54      977       0.8        23 
Wayne, MI................          31.7         690.3       1.2       171      984      -2.0       202 
Anoka, MN................           7.2         111.9       1.7       123      874      -0.1        55 
Dakota, MN...............           9.9         172.8       1.1       177      882      -0.1        55 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.1         850.1       2.0        97    1,133       0.4        32 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.4          91.3       1.9       110      954       0.7        25 
Ramsey, MN...............          14.0         323.1       0.3       256      990      -3.3       296 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          94.7       0.1       273      778      -1.1       116 
Stearns, MN..............           4.4          81.4       1.4       151      726      -3.2       291 
Harrison, MS.............           4.4          82.6      -0.1       280      668      -2.8       265 
                                                                                                       
Hinds, MS................           5.9         119.7      -1.9       324      783      -1.1       116 
Boone, MO................           4.5          87.5       3.3        26      736       0.4        32 
Clay, MO.................           5.1          87.6      -0.8       311      804      -2.2       220 
Greene, MO...............           8.1         154.7       3.0        32      693      -2.8       265 
Jackson, MO..............          18.8         348.7       1.5       140      914      -1.7       173 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.3         127.6       2.3        67      713      -2.6       255 
St. Louis, MO............          32.3         568.5       0.3       256      963      -0.8       102 
St. Louis City, MO.......           9.5         218.1      -0.5       297    1,001      -1.2       127 
Yellowstone, MT..........           6.1          79.2       2.3        67      755      -1.9       194 
Douglas, NE..............          17.7         316.7       1.7       123      853      -0.9       108 
                                                                                                       
Lancaster, NE............           9.4         158.6       2.5        49      742      -0.5        83 
Clark, NV................          48.9         821.0       1.9       110      804      -3.5       302 
Washoe, NV...............          13.6         186.1       0.4       253      827      -2.6       255 
Hillsborough, NH.........          12.0         189.1       1.0       186      970      -3.0       276 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.6         138.1       1.5       140      843      -6.9       325 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.6         136.4       0.6       233      761      -3.2       291 
Bergen, NJ...............          32.8         428.5       0.9       200    1,079      -0.6        86 
Burlington, NJ...........          10.9         195.2       2.1        89      949      -2.4       240 
Camden, NJ...............          12.0         192.0       0.2       261      893      -1.2       127 
Essex, NJ................          20.3         335.9       0.2       261    1,118      -1.9       194 
                                                                                                       
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.1          97.2       0.2       261      798      -2.1       213 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.8         233.0       1.2       171    1,236      -4.0       310 
Mercer, NJ...............          10.8         228.9       0.8       209    1,207      -0.8       102 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.6         387.3       2.0        97    1,069      -3.2       291 
Monmouth, NJ.............          19.7         243.6       0.6       233      887      -4.5       318 
Morris, NJ...............          17.1         271.9       0.8       209    1,299       0.2        41 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         152.2       1.3       161      721      -2.0       202 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.2         170.0       0.2       261      890      -2.9       271 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.0         171.7       1.0       186    1,327      -1.3       140 
Union, NJ................          14.2         219.0       1.1       177    1,140      -0.6        86 
                                                                                                       
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.8         309.9      -0.3       290      809      -3.0       276 
Albany, NY...............          10.1         219.9       0.5       241      953      -1.7       173 
Bronx, NY................          17.2         237.2       1.0       186      878      -1.2       127 
Broome, NY...............           4.6          89.8      -0.2       285      720      -2.0       202 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.3         110.8      -0.3       290      900      -2.6       255 
Erie, NY.................          24.0         457.3      -0.1       280      786      -3.6       303 
Kings, NY................          53.7         519.6       2.4        54      747      -1.6       165 
Monroe, NY...............          18.4         373.9      -0.2       285      877      -1.2       127 
Nassau, NY...............          53.0         594.7       2.0        97      980      -0.8       102 
New York, NY.............         123.7       2,385.9       2.2        79    1,626      -1.3       140 
                                                                                                       
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         104.9      -1.5       319      713      -1.7       173 
Onondaga, NY.............          13.0         242.6       0.2       261      832      -1.3       140 
Orange, NY...............           9.9         131.3      -0.2       285      751      -3.1       283 
Queens, NY...............          47.7         526.4       2.4        54      852      -2.2       220 
Richmond, NY.............           9.1          92.7       1.1       177      784      -2.5       250 
Rockland, NY.............          10.0         114.5       0.2       261      986       1.0        19 
Saratoga, NY.............           5.6          78.2       1.6       134      804       0.4        32 
Suffolk, NY..............          51.1         622.7       0.5       241    1,022      -0.3        68 
Westchester, NY..........          36.2         405.6      -0.1       280    1,160       1.0        19 
Buncombe, NC.............           8.0         115.3       3.1        30      699      -1.8       186 
                                                                                                       
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          79.4       2.0        97      682      -2.3       228 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.3         117.2      -1.5       319      747      -2.2       220 
Durham, NC...............           7.4         185.3       2.4        54    1,220      -2.9       271 
Forsyth, NC..............           9.0         174.8       1.8       117      838      -1.8       186 
Guilford, NC.............          14.2         263.0       0.5       241      810       0.0        47 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          33.3         570.9       2.5        49    1,055       0.7        25 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.4          97.9       2.5        49      727      -2.3       228 
Wake, NC.................          29.8         457.1       3.0        32      899       0.7        25 
Cass, ND.................           6.2         108.4       4.1         8      828       0.7        25 
Butler, OH...............           7.4         139.5       0.2       261      800      -1.7       173 
                                                                                                       
Cuyahoga, OH.............          35.7         703.4       1.5       140      934       0.8        23 
Delaware, OH.............           4.4          80.3       3.8        10      874      -2.0       202 
Franklin, OH.............          29.8         672.2       1.4       151      917      -3.4       300 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.2         492.3       1.4       151    1,028       1.8         7 
Lake, OH.................           6.4          94.0      -0.6       303      782      -6.9       325 
Lorain, OH...............           6.0          94.4       0.8       209      753      -2.2       220 
Lucas, OH................          10.1         202.4       1.7       123      789      -2.1       213 
Mahoning, OH.............           5.9          98.6       1.0       186      666      -2.6       255 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.1         243.6       0.7       221      799      -2.0       202 
Stark, OH................           8.8         154.5       1.0       186      700      -2.4       240 
                                                                                                       
Summit, OH...............          14.3         256.4       0.6       233      822      -0.1        55 
Oklahoma, OK.............          25.0         429.9       1.4       151      880      -2.3       228 
Tulsa, OK................          20.6         336.0       1.3       161      855      -1.6       165 
Clackamas, OR............          12.8         141.1       2.0        97      834      -0.4        76 
Lane, OR.................          10.9         137.9       1.2       171      716       0.0        47 
Marion, OR...............           9.5         135.7      -0.5       297      711      -0.6        86 
Multnomah, OR............          30.2         442.8       2.0        97      938       0.1        45 
Washington, OR...........          16.6         251.0       2.2        79    1,111      -0.8       102 
Allegheny, PA............          35.7         684.5       0.8       209      988       1.5        11 
Berks, PA................           9.0         164.7       1.1       177      844       1.0        19 
                                                                                                       
Bucks, PA................          19.7         246.6      -0.6       303      869      -0.9       108 
Butler, PA...............           4.9          83.0      -0.5       297      834      -2.3       228 
Chester, PA..............          15.1         236.0       0.1       273    1,128       0.3        38 
Cumberland, PA...........           6.1         124.6       1.4       151      829      -3.2       291 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.5         174.8       1.0       186      898      -1.5       155 
Delaware, PA.............          13.9         209.9       0.6       233      954      -2.2       220 
Erie, PA.................           7.7         125.7      -0.4       294      734      -4.6       320 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.9          97.1      -0.9       312      697      -2.0       202 
Lancaster, PA............          12.8         220.5       0.7       221      756      -2.3       228 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.7         176.8       0.5       241      868      -2.9       271 
                                                                                                       
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         139.8       0.2       261      716      -2.1       213 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.4         465.8       1.2       171    1,109      -0.4        76 
Northampton, PA..........           6.6         103.7       1.4       151      799      -1.5       155 
Philadelphia, PA.........          36.1         631.9       0.9       200    1,085      -2.4       240 
Washington, PA...........           5.6          85.8       0.2       261      873      -0.3        68 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.5         133.5       0.5       241      737      -4.2       314 
York, PA.................           9.1         172.3       0.5       241      806      -5.6       323 
Providence, RI...........          17.5         272.0       0.7       221      889      -2.6       255 
Charleston, SC...........          12.0         217.7       2.5        49      800      -0.7        96 
Greenville, SC...........          12.1         234.4       1.5       140      805      -0.2        62 
                                                                                                       
Horry, SC................           7.7         111.6       0.6       233      554      -1.1       116 
Lexington, SC............           5.7          98.9       4.2         7      697      -1.4       147 
Richland, SC.............           8.9         203.5       1.1       177      786      -2.8       265 
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         115.1       1.8       117      766      -2.0       202 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.6         117.4       2.8        40      776       0.0        47 
Davidson, TN.............          18.5         434.1       2.2        79      945      -0.2        62 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.5         185.7       1.5       140      803      -1.7       173 
Knox, TN.................          10.9         219.6      -0.4       294      793       1.1        18 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.4         104.5       6.8         2      798      -1.1       116 
Shelby, TN...............          19.1         469.8       1.0       186      954       0.2        41 
                                                                                                       
Williamson, TN...........           6.3          98.2       3.7        14      969       1.5        11 
Bell, TX.................           4.9         108.9       1.7       123      749      -0.9       108 
Bexar, TX................          35.3         752.6       2.2        79      818      -0.6        86 
Brazoria, TX.............           5.0          92.8       1.9       110      876      -1.9       194 
Brazos, TX...............           4.0          88.7       3.6        17      721      -0.1        55 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         128.2       1.3       161      580      -1.4       147 
Collin, TX...............          19.4         309.7       3.7        14    1,057       0.3        38 
Dallas, TX...............          69.4       1,478.5       2.7        45    1,085      -1.3       140 
Denton, TX...............          11.6         185.2       3.0        32      824       0.6        30 
El Paso, TX..............          14.1         277.2       0.7       221      654      -2.5       250 
                                                                                                       
Fort Bend, TX............           9.9         144.2       4.3         6      928      -0.3        68 
Galveston, TX............           5.5          95.7       0.5       241      804      -4.4       317 
Gregg, TX................           4.2          78.3       2.1        89      834      -0.4        76 
Harris, TX...............         103.7       2,128.2       3.8        10    1,154      -0.3        68 
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.5         225.6       0.8       209      584      -2.3       228 
Jefferson, TX............           5.9         120.2      -2.9       327      913      -0.7        96 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.1         126.1       1.6       134      716       1.8         7 
McLennan, TX.............           4.9         102.0       0.8       209      735      -2.8       265 
Montgomery, TX...........           9.2         143.2       5.5         4      868      -0.3        68 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         156.0       2.8        40      801       0.3        38 
Smith, TX................           5.7          92.2      -0.4       294      780      -1.5       155 
Tarrant, TX..............          38.8         786.1       2.3        67      909      -1.0       113 
Travis, TX...............          32.4         607.3       3.9         9    1,003      -0.8       102 
Webb, TX.................           4.9          91.0       2.1        89      637       1.4        14 
Williamson, TX...........           8.0         132.7       1.6       134      914      -1.8       186 
Davis, UT................           7.3         109.1       1.9       110      741      -3.0       276 
Salt Lake, UT............          38.2         594.9       3.6        17      858      -1.5       155 
Utah, UT.................          13.1         181.3       5.3         5      704      -1.7       173 
Weber, UT................           5.5          90.5       1.3       161      672      -2.3       228 
                                                                                                       
Chittenden, VT...........           6.1          98.9       1.4       151      870      -1.9       194 
Arlington, VA............           8.6         165.1      -1.4       317    1,488      -3.7       304 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.9         116.5       2.2        79      826      -0.1        55 
Fairfax, VA..............          35.3         590.1       0.8       209    1,410      -2.4       240 
Henrico, VA..............          10.3         178.9       2.4        54      898      -1.5       155 
Loudoun, VA..............          10.2         142.0       3.0        32    1,077      -3.1       283 
Prince William, VA.......           8.1         113.0       3.3        26      828      -1.8       186 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.3          96.3       0.9       200    1,266      -0.2        62 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.8          94.5      -1.2       316      725      -1.2       127 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          96.6       0.7       221      871      -1.2       127 
                                                                                                       
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         137.6      -0.5       297      908       0.6        30 
Richmond City, VA........           7.2         148.9       0.5       241    1,001      -1.1       116 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.5         165.0       1.3       161      723      -0.1        55 
Benton, WA...............           5.8          79.1      -5.2       328      913      -6.9       325 
Clark, WA................          13.8         131.0       2.0        97      849       1.2        17 
King, WA.................          83.2       1,171.9       2.4        54    1,354       2.3         4 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.7          80.3      -0.5       297      885      -0.7        96 
Pierce, WA...............          21.9         266.0       0.5       241      840      -0.4        76 
Snohomish, WA............          19.4         259.7       2.8        40      996       0.7        25 
Spokane, WA..............          16.1         200.9       0.8       209      780      -0.3        68 
                                                                                                       
Thurston, WA.............           7.6          96.9       1.0       186      847      -0.4        76 
Whatcom, WA..............           7.0          80.7       0.3       256      758       0.0        47 
Yakima, WA...............           8.9         113.7       3.4        25      620       0.0        47 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         104.9      -0.1       280      781      -3.0       276 
Brown, WI................           6.6         148.6       1.7       123      779      -5.1       321 
Dane, WI.................          14.2         306.5       1.1       177      842      -3.9       309 
Milwaukee, WI............          23.4         473.7       0.3       256      879      -4.2       314 
Outagamie, WI............           5.1         102.3       0.4       253      771       0.1        45 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.7         227.9       0.0       277      887      -1.3       140 
Winnebago, WI............           3.6          89.4      -0.2       285      829      -0.1        55 
San Juan, PR.............          11.3         264.0       2.0       (7)      601      -0.5       (7) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 328 U.S. counties comprise 71.0 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) This county was not included in the U.S. rankings.





Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
third quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               third quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2012                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)    September    change,   Third    change, 
                                                                  2012     September quarter    third  
                                                              (thousands) 2011-12(4)   2012    quarter 
                                                                                             2011-12(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,165.4     132,624.7       1.6     $906      -1.1 
  Private industry...........................       8,869.4     111,530.4       1.9      897      -1.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............         130.9       2,105.2       3.7      984      -0.2 
    Construction.............................         750.0       5,795.2       1.0      982      -0.8 
    Manufacturing............................         335.6      11,990.0       1.5    1,108      -1.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,889.4      25,186.9       1.3      772      -0.9 
    Information..............................         143.6       2,661.8      -0.4    1,540       1.3 
    Financial activities.....................         811.0       7,519.8       1.1    1,314      -0.7 
    Professional and business services.......       1,601.6      18,046.0       2.9    1,146      -0.2 
    Education and health services............         935.4      19,438.8       1.7      867      -1.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         773.0      14,012.3       2.9      381      -1.8 
    Other services...........................       1,273.7       4,548.6       2.9      571      -2.7 
  Government.................................         296.0      21,094.2      -0.5      954      -1.2 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         412.7       3,983.5       2.1    1,002      -1.7 
  Private industry...........................         407.0       3,457.5       2.2      976      -1.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           9.6       0.3    2,194      -4.4 
    Construction.............................          12.1         110.3       1.6    1,044       0.0 
    Manufacturing............................          12.5         366.3       0.1    1,128       1.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.9         754.3       1.4      822      -0.8 
    Information..............................           8.3         190.4      -0.7    1,734       1.4 
    Financial activities.....................          21.9         211.1       1.7    1,460      -0.8 
    Professional and business services.......          42.1         573.7       3.6    1,208      -3.8 
    Education and health services............          29.6         529.5       1.8      954      -3.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          27.4         419.1       3.8      546      -4.4 
    Other services...........................         176.6         274.2       2.5      433      -2.5 
  Government.................................           5.7         525.9       1.2    1,180      -1.3 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         149.3       2,424.6       1.0    1,032      -1.5 
  Private industry...........................         148.0       2,128.2       1.2    1,021      -1.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.9      -8.7    1,012       1.3 
    Construction.............................          12.4          65.4      -3.5    1,291       0.1 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         194.3       0.3    1,075      -1.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          29.1         441.8       0.5      837       0.4 
    Information..............................           2.7          53.7      -0.7    1,513      -1.6 
    Financial activities.....................          15.6         184.2      -0.6    1,705      -2.1 
    Professional and business services.......          31.5         430.7       2.8    1,278      -2.0 
    Education and health services............          15.8         411.2       1.8      902      -2.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.3         246.4       2.2      474      -1.7 
    Other services...........................          16.5          96.1       0.4      784       0.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         296.5      -0.3    1,114       0.2 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         123.7       2,385.9       2.2    1,626      -1.3 
  Private industry...........................         123.4       1,951.2       2.8    1,737      -1.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2       7.9    1,428      -6.7 
    Construction.............................           2.1          32.0       2.9    1,627      -1.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.4          26.6       0.7    1,104      -5.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.8         250.7       3.0    1,226       3.6 
    Information..............................           4.4         143.5       3.6    2,153       2.0 
    Financial activities.....................          18.8         351.9      -1.1    3,020      -2.6 
    Professional and business services.......          25.5         488.7       3.5    1,951      -2.3 
    Education and health services............           9.3         305.4       1.9    1,211       0.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.0         251.6       5.1      769      -0.1 
    Other services...........................          19.1          92.2       3.2      996      -0.3 
  Government.................................           0.3         434.7       0.0    1,126       0.3 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         103.7       2,128.2       3.8    1,154      -0.3 
  Private industry...........................         103.1       1,878.9       4.6    1,169      -0.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.7          89.4       8.3    2,869      -4.7 
    Construction.............................           6.4         142.2       5.0    1,143       0.4 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         191.1       6.3    1,429       0.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          23.4         442.0       3.4    1,028       0.2 
    Information..............................           1.3          27.9      -1.5    1,378       2.7 
    Financial activities.....................          10.6         114.1       1.3    1,447       2.9 
    Professional and business services.......          20.7         360.7       5.6    1,354      -0.8 
    Education and health services............          11.8         253.9       3.8      936      -1.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.5         193.6       5.6      401      -2.9 
    Other services...........................          13.7          63.1       2.7      656      -0.5 
  Government.................................           0.6         249.3      -1.3    1,042      -0.6 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          96.1       1,674.5       2.4      886      -2.1 
  Private industry...........................          95.4       1,466.5       2.7      879      -2.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           6.8       3.4      901       2.0 
    Construction.............................           7.9          89.1       5.6      937      -0.1 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         113.6       2.9    1,278      -3.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.5         339.1       1.6      829      -2.0 
    Information..............................           1.6          28.0       1.7    1,138      -2.4 
    Financial activities.....................          10.9         142.4       2.8    1,110       1.2 
    Professional and business services.......          22.3         273.0       2.9      931      -1.4 
    Education and health services............          10.6         248.2       2.2      899      -4.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         176.1       2.5      426      -1.8 
    Other services...........................           6.6          46.0      -1.1      604      -0.3 
  Government.................................           0.7         208.0       0.6      940      -3.0 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          69.4       1,478.5       2.7    1,085      -1.3 
  Private industry...........................          68.9       1,314.8       3.1    1,090      -1.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6          10.0      16.1    3,171      -3.0 
    Construction.............................           3.9          70.8       3.6    1,019      -1.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         112.4       0.4    1,229       0.2 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.1         295.3       2.9    1,011      -1.2 
    Information..............................           1.5          46.8       2.8    1,635      -1.6 
    Financial activities.....................           8.6         143.1       2.2    1,409      -1.4 
    Professional and business services.......          15.2         287.5       4.6    1,198      -2.4 
    Education and health services............           7.6         174.0       2.5    1,011      -0.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.9         134.2       4.0      492      -4.1 
    Other services...........................           7.3          40.0      -1.5      675      -0.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         163.7      -0.5    1,050      -1.1 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         102.8       1,407.6       2.1    1,024      -1.4 
  Private industry...........................         101.5       1,276.7       2.4    1,013      -1.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.0     -10.3      712      -0.7 
    Construction.............................           6.0          73.6       3.3    1,155       1.8 
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         158.2       0.2    1,275      -4.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.1         246.3       1.0      942      -2.4 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.9      -1.0    1,629       3.9 
    Financial activities.....................           9.5         108.8       2.8    1,554       1.1 
    Professional and business services.......          18.7         258.4       3.4    1,133      -1.1 
    Education and health services............          10.6         162.2       1.5      932      -3.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         184.2       3.8      469       6.8 
    Other services...........................          19.0          51.6       1.9      532       0.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         131.0      -0.6    1,136      -3.4 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         101.0       1,283.3       1.8      993      -2.0 
  Private industry...........................          99.6       1,068.5       2.3      960      -1.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.4       7.4      599      -4.9 
    Construction.............................           5.8          57.3       1.8    1,033      -4.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.9      -0.2    1,495       7.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.5         206.0       0.9      789      -0.1 
    Information..............................           1.1          24.6       0.6    1,573      -2.7 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          70.3       2.8    1,202       2.2 
    Professional and business services.......          16.3         216.7       2.4    1,286      -1.7 
    Education and health services............           8.7         155.6       1.3      947      -4.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         164.7       3.4      436      -2.5 
    Other services...........................          27.9          63.5       5.4      506     -10.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         214.8      -0.4    1,168      -4.3 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          83.2       1,171.9       2.4    1,354       2.3 
  Private industry...........................          82.7       1,018.7       2.8    1,381       2.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           3.0       5.5    1,372       6.8 
    Construction.............................           5.3          51.5       5.9    1,151      -2.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.2         104.3       4.2    1,468      -2.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.4         215.4       3.3    1,041       3.0 
    Information..............................           1.8          81.0       0.1    4,549       9.0 
    Financial activities.....................           6.2          63.6       1.3    1,437       4.1 
    Professional and business services.......          13.9         192.6       4.2    1,475       2.5 
    Education and health services............           7.3         137.3       1.6      959      -3.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.4         116.6       2.2      489       1.2 
    Other services...........................          24.8          53.3       0.3      604       0.2 
  Government.................................           0.5         153.2       0.2    1,174       0.3 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          89.6         990.7       2.0      857      -1.7 
  Private industry...........................          89.2         852.2       2.6      840      -1.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.5       1.8      552       3.2 
    Construction.............................           5.0          30.8       1.0      835      -4.4 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          35.6      -1.4      808      -7.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          26.0         254.9       2.1      784      -0.9 
    Information..............................           1.5          17.2       0.3    1,322      -2.8 
    Financial activities.....................           9.2          67.5       3.3    1,232      -3.4 
    Professional and business services.......          18.7         126.9       2.5    1,021      -1.3 
    Education and health services............           9.9         157.9       1.9      879      -2.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.8         117.9       5.4      537       4.1 
    Other services...........................           7.9          34.7       2.4      543      -1.8 
  Government.................................           0.4         138.4      -1.7      966      -1.2 

(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 2011 annual average employment.
(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, 
third quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           third quarter                                         
          State                 2012                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)    September    change,   Third   change,
                                              2012     September quarter   third 
                                          (thousands)   2011-12    2012   quarter
                                                                          2011-12
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,165.4     132,624.7       1.6     $906     -1.1
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.1       1,833.5       0.6      784     -2.4
Alaska...................          22.0         343.6       0.6      961     -0.2
Arizona..................         148.5       2,437.5       2.2      846     -2.0
Arkansas.................          85.8       1,156.7       0.3      708     -1.0
California...............       1,328.5      15,109.1       2.8    1,036     -1.2
Colorado.................         174.4       2,284.6       2.2      936     -1.3
Connecticut..............         111.6       1,638.9       0.8    1,087     -2.8
Delaware.................          27.8         407.3       0.1      925     -2.5
District of Columbia.....          36.1         714.9       0.6    1,514     -0.7
Florida..................         611.5       7,307.9       1.9      800     -1.4
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         271.2       3,841.2       1.1      854     -1.5
Hawaii...................          38.5         605.5       1.7      827     -1.0
Idaho....................          53.3         630.4       1.1      687     -1.4
Illinois.................         393.5       5,688.6       1.1      945     -1.4
Indiana..................         160.4       2,849.9       1.8      772     -1.7
Iowa.....................          95.4       1,486.7       1.1      756     -0.5
Kansas...................          84.7       1,325.5       1.0      761     -1.4
Kentucky.................         111.3       1,779.5       1.2      751     -1.7
Louisiana................         129.1       1,864.3       0.3      805     -1.8
Maine....................          49.6         597.0       0.2      722     -1.6
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         167.5       2,533.3       1.4    1,007     -1.6
Massachusetts............         221.2       3,271.6       1.2    1,102     -1.2
Michigan.................         239.5       3,984.2       1.5      862     -1.5
Minnesota................         170.2       2,675.4       1.1      915      0.0
Mississippi..............          68.7       1,089.4       0.6      672     -1.2
Missouri.................         178.2       2,628.8       0.7      793     -1.2
Montana..................          42.7         441.6       1.8      689      0.3
Nebraska.................          67.9         924.4       2.0      742     -0.5
Nevada...................          73.1       1,140.1       1.5      820     -3.0
New Hampshire............          49.2         620.6       1.1      874     -3.1
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         260.9       3,811.2       1.1    1,053     -1.8
New Mexico...............          55.5         788.7       0.0      761     -2.3
New York.................         608.8       8,616.8       1.2    1,088     -1.1
North Carolina...........         258.8       3,934.1       1.6      806     -0.2
North Dakota.............          29.7         422.2       7.8      872      6.3
Ohio.....................         288.0       5,073.0       1.1      828     -0.7
Oklahoma.................         104.7       1,545.6       1.3      779     -0.5
Oregon...................         134.2       1,667.3       1.2      834      0.0
Pennsylvania.............         353.0       5,598.4       0.6      899     -1.3
Rhode Island.............          35.5         460.5       0.8      855     -1.9
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         112.7       1,814.7       1.3      738     -1.1
South Dakota.............          31.4         405.3       1.6      683     -0.1
Tennessee................         141.8       2,674.3       1.7      814     -0.6
Texas....................         596.1      10,773.4       2.7      930     -0.2
Utah.....................          86.0       1,231.0       3.3      766     -1.8
Vermont..................          24.5         302.0       1.2      763     -1.8
Virginia.................         241.9       3,631.1       0.9      960     -1.5
Washington...............         237.3       2,944.6       1.5    1,024      1.3
West Virginia............          49.6         715.4       0.5      724     -2.4
Wisconsin................         161.6       2,718.7       0.7      770     -2.7
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.6         284.7       0.0      828     -0.5
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          48.8         933.4       2.1      506      0.0
Virgin Islands...........           3.5          38.6      -9.8      711     -1.1

(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.





Last Modified Date: March 28, 2013
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