Economic News Release

County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, June 28, 2012 USDL-12-1290 
 
Technical Information:  (202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact:  (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
County Employment and Wages 
Fourth Quarter 2011 
 
From December 2010 to December 2011, employment increased in 266 of 
the 322 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Kern, Calif., posted the largest increase, with a 
gain of 5.3 percent over the year, compared with national job growth 
of 1.4 percent. Within Kern, the largest employment increase occurred 
in natural resources and mining, which gained 8,896 jobs over the 
year (16.7 percent). Benton, Wash., experienced the largest over-the-
year decrease in employment among the largest counties in the U.S. 
with a loss of 3.4 percent.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage decreased over the year by 1.7 percent 
to $955 in the fourth quarter of 2011. This is one of only five 
declines in the history of the series which dates back to 1978. (See 
Technical Note.) This is the only quarter in which the average weekly 
wage decline occurred while employment grew over the year and total 
wages decreased (-0.5 percent). Smaller bonus payments in the fourth 
quarter of 2011 contributed to the decrease in the average weekly 
wage. In contrast, the average weekly wage declines posted in the 
first two quarters of 2009 resulted from significant declines in both 
employment and wages. During this period, total wage declines were 
5.0 percent or more, while employment losses were above 3.0 percent. 
In the fourth quarter of 2011, Olmsted, Minn., had the largest over-
the-year decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 21.3 
percent. Within Olmsted, a total wage decline of $287.3 million 
(-29.1 percent) in the education and health services industry had the 
largest impact on the county’s decrease in average weekly wages.  

Table A.  Large counties ranked by December 2011 employment, December 2010-11 employment 
increase, and December 2010-11 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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      December 2011 employment    |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |          December 2010-11        |          December 2010-11
                                  |            (thousands)           |                  
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           131,254.2| United States             1,782.4| United States                 1.4
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,953.7| Harris, Texas                62.7| Kern, Calif.                  5.3
 Cook, Ill.                2,413.1| New York, N.Y.               51.9| Fort Bend, Texas              4.5
 New York, N.Y.            2,387.3| Maricopa, Ariz.              41.6| Weld, Colo.                   4.3
 Harris, Texas             2,081.7| Dallas, Texas                32.2| Williamson, Tenn.             4.3
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,683.7| Cook, Ill.                   31.1| Utah, Utah                    4.3
 Dallas, Texas             1,460.4| Los Angeles, Calif.          27.5| Washington, Pa.               4.0
 Orange, Calif.            1,390.2| King, Wash.                  26.9| Rutherford, Tenn.             4.0
 San Diego, Calif.         1,264.2| Hennepin, Minn.              23.4| Montgomery, Texas             4.0
 King, Wash.               1,156.6| Oakland, Mich.               22.2| Harford, Md.                  3.9
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            996.2| Miami-Dade, Fla.             21.1| Webb, Texas                   3.9

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Tulsa, Okla., experienced the largest increase in average weekly 
wages with a gain of 8.6 percent over the year. County employment and 
wage data are compiled under the Quarterly Census of Employment and 
Wages (QCEW) program. 
 
Large County Employment 
 
In December 2011, national employment, as measured by the QCEW 
program, was 131.3 million, up by 1.4 percent or 1.8 million jobs, 
from December 2010. The 322 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more jobs 
accounted for 70.7 percent of total U.S. employment and 76.4 percent 
of total wages. These 322 counties had a net job growth of 1.2 
million over the year, accounting for 68.8 percent of the overall 
U.S. employment increase.
 
Kern, Calif., had the largest percentage increase in employment among 
the largest U.S. counties (5.3 percent). The five counties with the 
largest increases in employment level were Harris, Texas; New York, 
N.Y.; Maricopa, Ariz.; Dallas, Texas; and Cook, Ill. These counties 
had a combined over-the-year gain of 219,500, or 12.3 percent of the 
overall employment increase for the U.S.  
 
Employment declined in 46 of the large counties from December 2010 to 
December 2011. Benton, Wash., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-3.4 percent). Within Benton, 
professional and business services was the largest contributor to the 
decrease in employment with a loss of 2,280 jobs (-9.5 percent). St. 
Clair, Ill., had the second largest employment decrease, followed by 
Jackson, Ore.; Frederick, Md.; and Monmouth, N.J. (See table 1.) 

Table B.  Large counties ranked by fourth quarter 2011 average weekly wages, fourth quarter 2010-11 
decrease in average weekly wages, and fourth quarter 2010-11 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 
        fourth quarter 2011       |    wage, fourth quarter 2010-11  |        weekly wage, fourth
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2010-11
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $955| United States                -$17| United States                -1.7
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 New York, N.Y.             $1,889| Olmsted, Minn.              -$279| Olmsted, Minn.              -21.3
 Santa Clara, Calif.         1,836| Santa Clara, Calif.          -111| Douglas, Colo.               -8.6
 Washington, D.C.            1,668| Douglas, Colo.               -100| Williamson, Tenn.            -6.7
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,599| Durham, N.C.                  -84| Durham, N.C.                 -6.5
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,597| Arlington, Va.                -84| St. Clair, Ill.              -6.2
 Arlington, Va.              1,591| Fairfield, Conn.              -77| Kitsap, Wash.                -6.0
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,589| Williamson, Tenn.             -75| Santa Clara, Calif.          -5.7
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,556| Somerset, N.J.                -74| Vanderburgh, Ind.            -5.6
 Fairfax, Va.                1,519| Loudoun, Va.                  -60| Williamson, Texas            -5.3
 Alexandria City, Va.        1,434| Denver, Colo.                 -59| Somerset, N.J.               -5.0
                                  |                                  | Arlington, Va.               -5.0
                                  |                                  | Loudoun, Va.                 -5.0

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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation decreased by 1.7 percent during 
the year ending in the fourth quarter of 2011. Among the 322 largest 
counties, 282 had over-the-year declines in average weekly wages. 
Olmsted, Minn., had the largest wage loss among the 
largest U.S. counties (-21.3 percent). This decline reflects a return 
to normal pay in 2011 following a big payout in education and health 
services in the fourth quarter of 2010.  
 
Of the 322 largest counties, 36 experienced over-the-year increases 
in average weekly wages. Tulsa, Okla., had the largest average weekly 
wage increase with a gain of 8.6 percent. An acquisition within 
professional and business services resulted in large payouts in the 
fourth quarter of 2011, which significantly boosted the county’s 
average weekly wage. Total wages in this industry in Tulsa increased 
by $219.4 million (33.3 percent) over the year. Harford, Md., had the 
second largest increase in average weekly wages, followed by Lake, 
Ohio; Snohomish, Wash.; and Westmoreland, Pa. (See table 1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
All of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percentage 
increases in employment in December 2011. Harris, Texas, experienced 
the largest gain in employment (3.1 percent). Within Harris, 
professional and business services had the largest over-the-year 
level increase among all private industry groups with a gain of 
16,195 jobs (5.0 percent). Orange, Calif., had the smallest percent 
increase in employment among the 10 largest counties. (See table 2.) 
 
Eight of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year decrease 
in average weekly wages. San Diego, Calif., experienced the largest 
decrease in average weekly wages with a loss of 3.6 percent, largely 
due to significant total wage declines over the year in financial 
activities (-$226.6 million or -17.3 percent). King, Wash., had the 
largest average weekly wage increase. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the 
nation and for the 322 U.S. counties with annual average employment 
levels of 75,000 or more in 2010. December 2011 employment and 2011 
fourth 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 131.3 million full- 
and part-time workers. For additional information about the quarterly 
employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. Data for 
the fourth quarter of 2011 will be available later at 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/. Additional information about the QCEW data 
may be obtained by calling (202) 691-6567. 
 
Several BLS regional offices are issuing QCEW news releases targeted 
to local data users. For links to these releases, see 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewregional.htm. 
   
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The County Employment and Wages release for first quarter 2012 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, September 27, 2012. 





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

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

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

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

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

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

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            |         QCEW        |         BED          |         CES
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Source     |--Count of UI admini-|--Count of longitudi- |--Sample survey:
            |  strative records   |  nally-linked UI ad- |  486,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.1   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2011    |  tor employers       |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Coverage   |--UI and UCFE cover- |--UI coverage, exclud-|Nonfarm wage and sal-
            |  age, including all |  ing government, pri-|  ary jobs:
            |  employers subject  |  vate households, and|--UI coverage, exclud-
            |  to state and fed-  |  establishments with |  ing agriculture, pri-
            |  eral UI laws       |  zero employment     |  vate households, and
            |                     |                      |  self-employed workers
            |                     |                      |--Other employment, in-
            |                     |                      |  cluding railroads, 
            |                     |                      |  religious organiza-
            |                     |                      |  tions, and other non-
            |                     |                      |  UI-covered jobs
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Publication|--Quarterly          |--Quarterly           |--Monthly 
 frequency  |  -7 months after the|  -8 months after the |  -Usually first Friday
            |   end of each quar- |   end of each quarter|   of following month
            |   ter               |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Use of UI  |--Directly summarizes|--Links each new UI   |--Uses UI file as a sam-
 file       |  and publishes each |  quarter to longitu- |  pling frame and annu-
            |  new quarter of UI  |  dinal database and  |  ally realigns (bench-
            |  data               |  directly summarizes |  marks) sample esti-
            |                     |  gross job gains and |  mates to first quar-
            |                     |  losses              |  ter UI levels
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Provides a quarter-|--Provides quarterly  |--Provides current month-
 products   |  ly and annual uni- |  employer dynamics   |  ly estimates of employ-
            |  verse count of es- |  data on establish-  |  ment, hours, and earn-
            |  tablishments, em-  |  ment openings, clos-|  ings at the MSA, state,
            |  ployment, and wages|  ings, expansions,   |  and national level by
            |  at the county, MSA,|  and contractions at |  industry
            |  state, and national|  the national level  |
            |  levels by detailed |  by NAICS supersec-  |
            |  industry           |  tors and by size of |
            |                     |  firm, and at the    |
            |                     |  state private-sector|
            |                     |  total level         |
            |                     |--Future expansions   |
            |                     |  will include data   |
            |                     |  with greater indus- |
            |                     |  try detail and data |
            |                     |  at the county and   |  
            |                     |  MSA level           |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Major uses include:|--Major uses include: |--Major uses include:
 uses       |  -Detailed locality |  -Business cycle     |  -Principal national
            |   data              |   analysis           |   economic indicator
            |  -Periodic universe |  -Analysis of employ-|  -Official time series 
            |   counts for bench- |   er dynamics under- |   for employment change
            |   marking sample    |   lying economic ex- |   measures
            |   survey estimates  |   pansions and con-  |  -Input into other ma-
            |  -Sample frame for  |   tractions          |   jor economic indi-
            |   BLS establishment |  -Analysis of employ-|   cators
            |   surveys           |   ment expansion and |
            |                     |   contraction by size|   
            |                     |   of firm            |
            |                     |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Program    |--www.bls.gov/cew/   |--www.bls.gov/bdm/    |--www.bls.gov/ces/
 Web sites  |                     |                      |
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Coverage 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon 
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Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 323 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          fourth quarter               Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2011        December    change,      by     Fourth   change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2011     December   percent  quarter   fourth    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2010-11(5)   change    2011    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2010-11(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,178.6     131,254.2       1.4         -     $955      -1.7         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.7         334.7       0.9       172      964      -0.8        80 
Madison, AL..............           8.9         179.1      -0.5       291    1,077      -0.6        67 
Mobile, AL...............           9.8         165.6      -0.9       306      876       1.9         9 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         128.5      -0.7       303      877       0.5        28 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.2          84.5       1.0       156      828      -0.4        55 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.3         152.1       1.6        97    1,015      -1.2       109 
Maricopa, AZ.............          96.1       1,683.7       2.5        42      929      -1.0        95 
Pima, AZ.................          19.0         348.9       0.1       256      828      -1.9       167 
Benton, AR...............           5.5          95.8       2.0        78      869       2.7         6 
Pulaski, AR..............          15.1         246.5       0.3       238      869      -0.5        58 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.6          92.3       1.9        83      828       (7)         - 
Alameda, CA..............          57.5         641.2       1.6        97    1,212      -3.8       280 
Contra Costa, CA.........          30.6         319.5       0.7       191    1,139      -2.9       240 
Fresno, CA...............          31.5         329.2       0.6       205      751      -1.8       157 
Kern, CA.................          18.3         285.2       5.3         1      826      -0.8        80 
Los Angeles, CA..........         447.9       3,953.7       0.7       191    1,124      -3.2       258 
Marin, CA................          12.0         105.1       2.3        52    1,181      -1.1       105 
Monterey, CA.............          13.2         147.5       2.1        70      799      -2.9       240 
Orange, CA...............         106.1       1,390.2       0.6       205    1,080      -3.1       254 
Placer, CA...............          11.1         128.0       2.1        70      935      -2.7       232 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          51.3         565.1       0.6       205      759      -1.6       137 
Sacramento, CA...........          55.1         575.4      -0.2       283    1,042      -1.4       121 
San Bernardino, CA.......          52.6         609.6       0.2       248      811      -1.6       137 
San Diego, CA............         102.3       1,264.2       1.0       156    1,041      -3.6       275 
San Francisco, CA........          56.7         572.3       3.3        20    1,597       0.8        24 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.9         200.0       0.9       172      799      -3.0       247 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.9         100.0       1.1       144      798      -2.0       176 
San Mateo, CA............          24.9         333.9       2.5        42    1,556       0.1        36 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.8         173.6       2.5        42      894      -2.6       224 
Santa Clara, CA..........          64.3         883.0       2.3        52    1,836      -5.7       313 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.3          86.1      -0.9       306      860      -0.2        45 
Solano, CA...............          10.3         120.7       0.5       222      925      -3.6       275 
Sonoma, CA...............          19.4         177.9       0.6       205      895      -3.0       247 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.4         158.2       0.7       191      775      -2.1       185 
Tulare, CA...............           9.6         140.4       0.9       172      669      -0.6        67 
Ventura, CA..............          24.5         301.5       0.6       205      954      -3.1       254 
Yolo, CA.................           6.2          87.7       0.8       179      922      -4.9       307 
Adams, CO................           8.8         156.3       1.2       130      860      -2.4       212 
Arapahoe, CO.............          18.7         282.8       3.3        20    1,108      -1.4       121 
Boulder, CO..............          12.9         158.8       2.6        38    1,114      -0.6        67 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.4         429.3       2.2        63    1,162      -4.8       305 
Douglas, CO..............           9.4          93.5       2.9        30    1,065      -8.6       318 
El Paso, CO..............          16.7         236.5       1.0       156      870      -2.1       185 
Jefferson, CO............          17.7         208.0       2.0        78      976      -3.9       283 
Larimer, CO..............          10.0         130.2       2.5        42      857      -0.1        38 
Weld, CO.................           5.8          83.2       4.3         3      808      -1.5       126 
Fairfield, CT............          32.5         412.7       1.5       109    1,589      -4.6       300 
Hartford, CT.............          25.4         495.5       0.7       191    1,145      -2.5       220 
New Haven, CT............          22.3         356.3       1.0       156    1,006      -3.2       258 
New London, CT...........           6.9         123.5      -1.1       311      953      -0.4        55 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.1         270.4       0.8       179    1,102      -1.6       137 
Washington, DC...........          36.4         708.0       1.3       119    1,668      -1.2       109 
Alachua, FL..............           6.5         116.1       0.2       248      825      -1.2       109 
Brevard, FL..............          14.4         189.6       0.3       238      863      -4.7       303 
Broward, FL..............          63.1         701.2       0.8       179      891      -3.4       267 
Collier, FL..............          11.7         122.9       2.1        70      809      -4.3       294 
Duval, FL................          26.9         444.1       0.5       222      900      -4.1       289 
Escambia, FL.............           7.8         120.2       0.0       267      765      -0.9        88 
Hillsborough, FL.........          37.5         587.1       1.3       119      920      -2.3       202 
Lake, FL.................           7.2          80.0       0.6       205      649      -1.5       126 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.5         201.1       1.1       144      761      -2.1       185 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         138.9      -0.6       298      807      -2.7       232 
Manatee, FL..............           9.2         107.3       3.3        20      736      -0.8        80 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          89.9      -0.6       298      672      -1.0        95 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          87.8         996.2       2.2        63      939      -2.5       220 
Orange, FL...............          35.9         672.5       2.0        78      828      -4.1       289 
Palm Beach, FL...........          49.4         511.7       2.4        48      931      -4.8       305 
Pasco, FL................           9.9         100.0      -0.1       275      666      -2.8       238 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.6         382.4       0.6       205      884      -1.6       137 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.4         192.7      -1.5       314      718      -0.8        80 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.4         137.5       2.1        70      800      -1.8       157 
Seminole, FL.............          13.8         157.2       1.1       144      781      -2.1       185 
Volusia, FL..............          13.2         149.9      -0.1       275      673      -2.3       202 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          80.6       1.3       119      742      -2.2       195 
Chatham, GA..............           7.7         131.2       1.1       144      806      -1.9       167 
Clayton, GA..............           4.3         102.0       0.0       267      823      -0.5        58 
Cobb, GA.................          21.1         297.0       1.9        83      975      -3.1       254 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.8         278.6       1.2       130      979      -1.0        95 
Fulton, GA...............          41.2         735.5       1.8        89    1,238      -3.9       283 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          24.0         305.4       1.6        97      922      -2.6       224 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          94.1       1.1       144      761      -2.6       224 
Richmond, GA.............           4.7          98.9       0.2       248      804      -2.1       185 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.6         446.3       1.2       130      882      -1.5       126 
Ada, ID..................          13.9         197.7       2.4        48      833      -4.0       286 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          87.4      -0.5       291      786      -0.6        67 
Cook, IL.................         147.3       2,413.1       1.3       119    1,122      -2.9       240 
Du Page, IL..............          37.0         570.9       2.2        63    1,112      -1.1       105 
Kane, IL.................          13.3         192.5       0.2       248      863      -0.9        88 
Lake, IL.................          21.9         313.6       0.1       256    1,208      -4.5       298 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          92.4      -0.6       298      820       0.6        26 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          86.2       0.3       238      937       1.5        11 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          94.9      -0.7       303      791      -1.5       126 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         102.6       0.4       231      926       0.3        32 
St. Clair, IL............           5.6          96.6      -2.9       319      796      -6.2       315 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         130.5       0.8       179      956      -0.1        38 
Will, IL.................          14.9         201.4       1.1       144      827      -4.4       296 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         125.8       0.1       256      815      -1.5       126 
Allen, IN................           9.0         174.6       1.0       156      775      -0.9        88 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.9         104.6       3.8        11      717      -2.4       212 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.4         112.9       3.4        19      877      -4.2       292 
Lake, IN.................          10.4         188.4       2.1        70      868       0.7        25 
Marion, IN...............          23.9         558.9       1.7        94      948      -1.9       167 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         117.7       1.5       109      763      -4.5       298 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.9         107.0       2.0        78      786      -5.6       312 
Linn, IA.................           6.2         126.8       0.6       205      942       1.5        11 
Polk, IA.................          14.7         270.2       1.8        89      940      -3.2       258 
Scott, IA................           5.2          87.8       1.6        97      799      -0.2        45 
Johnson, KS..............          22.0         308.0       2.4        48      985      -1.0        95 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.7         240.9       0.2       248      877      -2.6       224 
Shawnee, KS..............           5.0          94.9      -0.3       286      789      -1.6       137 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.4          81.6       1.0       156      875      -2.1       185 
Fayette, KY..............           9.3         179.5       (7)         -      836      -1.9       167 
Jefferson, KY............          22.0         420.1       0.5       222      915      -1.0        95 
Caddo, LA................           7.4         122.3       0.0       267      812      -0.5        58 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.8          82.0      -0.5       291      817       0.6        26 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.4         257.9       1.1       144      888      -3.0       247 
Jefferson, LA............          13.6         193.9      -0.9       306      896      -1.9       167 
Lafayette, LA............           8.9         136.2       2.7        33      951      -0.2        45 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          10.9         177.1       2.6        38      987      -4.6       300 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.6         171.1       0.7       191      865      -1.1       105 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.3         235.4       2.8        32    1,025      -2.3       202 
Baltimore, MD............          20.8         366.8       0.5       222      988      -3.4       267 
Frederick, MD............           6.1          91.5      -2.0       317      943      -2.5       220 
Harford, MD..............           5.5          86.0       3.9         9      996       5.8         2 
Howard, MD...............           8.9         153.4       2.2        63    1,159      -2.4       212 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.4         456.5       1.0       156    1,324      -0.5        58 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.3         303.4      -0.4       288    1,009      -2.6       224 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.7         332.1       0.8       179    1,114      -3.6       275 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.3          83.2       0.1       256      828      -1.3       119 
Bristol, MA..............          16.5         212.3       0.3       238      856      -0.5        58 
Essex, MA................          22.2         302.5       1.4       115    1,024      -1.8       157 
Hampden, MA..............          15.5         197.2       0.5       222      864      -2.0       176 
Middlesex, MA............          50.6         824.0       1.0       156    1,376      -3.0       247 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.2         323.8       1.2       130    1,159      -2.1       185 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.4         173.9       0.6       205      903      -1.2       109 
Suffolk, MA..............          23.9         593.5       2.2        63    1,599      -2.9       240 
Worcester, MA............          22.0         319.5       1.3       119      965      -0.2        45 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.1         130.3       0.9       172      829      -0.1        38 
Ingham, MI...............           6.2         155.2       0.1       256      899      -3.2       258 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.2         108.3       0.4       231      862      -2.0       176 
Kent, MI.................          13.6         327.8       3.6        14      854      -1.7       151 
Macomb, MI...............          16.6         287.4       2.0        78      999       1.1        19 
Oakland, MI..............          36.6         650.0       3.5        17    1,104      -1.6       137 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.4         105.0       3.6        14      833      -0.6        67 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.0          83.4       2.3        52      786      -1.5       126 
Washtenaw, MI............           7.8         194.9       0.5       222      993      -1.6       137 
Wayne, MI................          30.4         684.9       2.3        52    1,075       1.2        16 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.2         109.4       3.1        24      867      -3.1       254 
Dakota, MN...............           9.7         171.5       1.2       130      900      -4.7       303 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.6         842.8       2.9        30    1,157      -4.6       300 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.4          89.0       2.1        70    1,032     -21.3       319 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.9         321.3       1.8        89    1,027      -3.9       283 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          93.3      -0.1       275      772      -1.2       109 
Stearns, MN..............           4.3          80.6       2.3        52      756      -0.5        58 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          82.5       0.0       267      685      -3.5       274 
Hinds, MS................           6.1         122.8       0.1       256      828      -2.2       195 
Boone, MO................           4.5          85.4       3.5        17      732      -1.2       109 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          89.4       0.0       267      884      -0.1        38 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         151.8       2.5        42      709      -2.6       224 
Jackson, MO..............          18.4         344.0       0.5       222      961      -2.0       176 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.2         125.4       2.3        52      746      -1.2       109 
St. Louis, MO............          32.0         569.5       0.4       231    1,017      -2.9       240 
St. Louis City, MO.......           9.1         218.9       1.3       119    1,029      -1.5       126 
Yellowstone, MT..........           6.0          77.5       2.7        33      803      -0.1        38 
Douglas, NE..............          16.1         315.7       0.1       256      858      -2.6       224 
Lancaster, NE............           8.3         156.2       1.2       130      763      -0.9        88 
Clark, NV................          47.8         807.9       1.2       130      841      -3.4       267 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.7         186.3      -0.3       286      860      -1.8       157 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.9         190.7       0.7       191    1,093      -0.1        38 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.6         135.3       0.9       172      923      -2.3       202 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.7         131.8       0.2       248      827      -0.2        45 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.4         435.4       0.7       191    1,198      -2.4       212 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.1         193.0      -0.5       291    1,020      -2.1       185 
Camden, NJ...............          12.3         197.3       0.6       205      987      -4.0       286 
Essex, NJ................          20.8         343.9       0.3       238    1,178      -4.2       292 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.2          97.9      -0.9       306      853      -1.3       119 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.9         233.6       0.1       256    1,268      -1.1       105 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.1         229.2       0.7       191    1,260      -2.2       195 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.8         384.7       0.7       191    1,146      -2.3       202 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.1         242.1      -1.6       316    1,005      -3.0       247 
Morris, NJ...............          17.4         271.6      -0.2       283    1,400      -1.5       126 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         145.6       1.1       144      797      -3.7       278 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.3         175.4       1.4       115    1,024       2.4         7 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.1         171.3       0.7       191    1,393      -5.0       308 
Union, NJ................          14.5         221.6       0.8       179    1,222       1.0        21 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.8         310.2      -0.8       305      829      -2.7       232 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         220.1      -0.1       275      957      -2.2       195 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          16.9         235.6      -0.1       275      908       (7)         - 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          90.9      -0.5       291      749      -1.6       137 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.2         113.2       0.6       205      956      -1.4       121 
Erie, NY.................          23.7         459.4       0.4       231      828      -1.0        95 
Kings, NY................          52.0         518.8       2.3        52      806      -3.4       267 
Monroe, NY...............          18.2         379.7       1.7        94      887      -0.6        67 
Nassau, NY...............          52.7         603.4       1.3       119    1,110      -0.9        88 
New York, NY.............         122.0       2,387.3       2.2        63    1,889      -2.3       202 
Oneida, NY...............           5.2         106.9      -1.5       314      749      -1.7       151 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.9         243.1       0.0       267      879      -1.6       137 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............           9.9         133.3       0.6       205      806      -1.6       137 
Queens, NY...............          46.4         512.3       2.3        52      916      -2.4       212 
Richmond, NY.............           9.0          93.7       1.2       130      814      -3.3       263 
Rockland, NY.............           9.9         116.7       1.3       119      991      -4.3       294 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.6         621.7       0.7       191    1,056      -0.8        80 
Westchester, NY..........          36.0         410.2       0.8       179    1,278      -4.1       289 
Buncombe, NC.............           8.0         113.0       0.8       179      734      -1.5       126 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          79.2       1.0       156      730      -0.3        54 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.3         120.2       0.8       179      771       0.5        28 
Durham, NC...............           7.3         182.4       1.6        97    1,205      -6.5       316 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           9.0         174.4       1.2       130      853      -3.4       267 
Guilford, NC.............          14.2         265.3       1.1       144      819      -2.4       212 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.8         565.5       3.1        24    1,047      -3.3       263 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.4          96.6       1.1       144      790      -1.9       167 
Wake, NC.................          29.6         447.9       2.1        70      945      -1.6       137 
Cass, ND.................           6.1         105.0       3.7        12      830       0.4        30 
Butler, OH...............           7.4         141.4       0.6       205      821      -1.8       157 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          36.1         695.8       0.9       172      971      -1.9       167 
Franklin, OH.............          29.8         669.6       2.3        52      932      -0.6        67 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.4         490.7       1.2       130    1,032      -1.4       121 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          94.8       1.3       119      842       4.9         3 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          95.0       2.1        70      797       1.1        19 
Lucas, OH................          10.3         203.6       1.2       130      837      -1.2       109 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.1          98.1       0.7       191      693      -1.8       157 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.2         244.3       0.8       179      841      -2.0       176 
Stark, OH................           8.8         153.9       1.5       109      730      -1.6       137 
Summit, OH...............          14.4         257.3       0.3       238      858      -1.7       151 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.7         426.4       1.6        97      902      -0.2        45 
Tulsa, OK................          20.3         333.4       1.0       156      963       8.6         1 
Clackamas, OR............          12.7         140.1       1.3       119      862      -0.6        67 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.6          75.8      -2.6       318      689      -1.7       151 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         136.8       0.8       179      738      -0.9        88 
Marion, OR...............           9.4         128.8      -0.6       298      734      -1.2       109 
Multnomah, OR............          29.4         437.7       1.8        89      969      -1.0        95 
Washington, OR...........          16.3         248.0       2.7        33    1,085       1.4        14 
Allegheny, PA............          35.5         685.4       1.2       130    1,011      -1.9       167 
Berks, PA................           9.0         164.8       0.6       205      851      -2.0       176 
Bucks, PA................          19.9         252.3       0.5       222      929      -2.3       202 
Butler, PA...............           4.9          82.6       1.9        83      856      -0.1        38 
Chester, PA..............          15.2         238.6       0.1       256    1,284       1.3        15 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.1         124.4       0.9       172      843      -4.0       286 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.5         174.8      -0.4       288      917      -3.8       280 
Delaware, PA.............          13.7         210.3       0.1       256    1,003      -0.9        88 
Erie, PA.................           7.8         125.4       1.2       130      761       0.9        22 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.9          97.8      -1.2       312      718      -3.0       247 
Lancaster, PA............          12.7         219.5      -0.1       275      787      -2.7       232 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.6         177.9       1.1       144      938      -2.4       212 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.8         140.7       0.7       191      723      -3.0       247 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.3         467.3       0.1       256    1,173      -2.2       195 
Northampton, PA..........           6.5         100.7       1.0       156      833      -2.0       176 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          34.8         632.6      -0.6       298    1,133      -2.2       195 
Washington, PA...........           5.7          85.5       4.0         6      900       2.0         8 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.5         131.8      -0.1       275      803       2.9         5 
York, PA.................           9.2         171.3       0.3       238      808      -3.3       263 
Providence, RI...........          17.3         270.0      -0.1       275      964      -1.6       137 
Charleston, SC...........          11.8         213.3       2.7        33      829      -1.2       109 
Greenville, SC...........          12.2         235.1       3.0        28      814      -3.8       280 
Horry, SC................           7.6         101.9       0.2       248      569      -2.7       232 
Lexington, SC............           5.5          97.9       2.7        33      712      -1.4       121 
Richland, SC.............           8.9         204.1       0.4       231      827      -0.7        77 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         114.0       1.0       156      817      -0.2        45 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.6         115.3       1.5       109      814       0.9        22 
Davidson, TN.............          18.1         429.9       2.3        52    1,022      -2.9       240 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         185.2       1.1       144      861      -0.2        45 
Knox, TN.................          10.7         222.1       1.9        83      842      -0.7        77 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.4         100.3       4.0         6      841      -2.2       195 
Shelby, TN...............          18.9         475.9       1.8        89      968      -3.7       278 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          95.1       4.3         3    1,050      -6.7       317 
Bell, TX.................           4.8         108.1       1.5       109      773       1.2        16 
Bexar, TX................          34.7         741.7       1.6        97      863      -0.2        45 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.9          89.6       1.6        97      909       1.5        11 
Brazos, TX...............           4.0          87.2      -1.4       313      707      -1.0        95 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         126.8       0.0       267      597      -1.8       157 
Collin, TX...............          18.9         302.4       2.6        38    1,085       0.0        37 
Dallas, TX...............          69.1       1,460.4       2.3        52    1,148      -2.0       176 
Denton, TX...............          11.3         184.1       3.7        12      831      -1.0        95 
El Paso, TX..............          14.0         277.0       0.3       238      674      -2.3       202 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.6         140.7       4.5         2      954      -2.7       232 
Galveston, TX............           5.4          96.1       1.3       119      869      -0.5        58 
Harris, TX...............         102.9       2,081.7       3.1        24    1,239       0.2        34 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.3         229.0       1.4       115      601      -1.6       137 
Jefferson, TX............           5.9         124.0       1.6        97      966       1.2        16 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.1         125.6      -0.2       283      717      -3.4       267 
McLennan, TX.............           4.9         100.7       0.4       231      773      -2.4       212 
Montgomery, TX...........           9.0         137.9       4.0         6      910      -1.8       157 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         154.2       1.2       130      841       1.6        10 
Smith, TX................           5.6          94.1       0.6       205      817      -1.7       151 
Tarrant, TX..............          38.3         775.2       2.2        63      933      -4.4       296 
Travis, TX...............          31.4         591.6       3.1        24    1,080       0.2        34 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.9          91.5       3.9         9      651      -0.5        58 
Williamson, TX...........           7.8         130.5       1.9        83      914      -5.3       311 
Davis, UT................           7.3         106.4       (7)         -      771       (7)         - 
Salt Lake, UT............          37.7         582.3       2.6        38      896      -2.9       240 
Utah, UT.................          13.0         174.1       4.3         3      760      -0.8        80 
Weber, UT................           5.5          89.8       1.4       115      703      -2.1       185 
Chittenden, VT...........           6.0          98.4       3.0        28      943      -1.8       157 
Arlington, VA............           8.4         168.4       0.3       238    1,591      -5.0       308 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.7         116.6       1.6        97      852      -2.5       220 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.9         592.7       1.7        94    1,519      -1.5       126 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............          10.0         175.5       1.0       156      939      -2.0       176 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.9         139.8       2.5        42    1,136      -5.0       308 
Prince William, VA.......           7.9         110.9       3.2        23      848      -2.8       238 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.3          96.0       0.6       205    1,434       0.4        30 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.7          96.4       0.2       248      751      -0.7        77 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          98.1       1.9        83      876      -1.7       151 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.6         139.6       0.8       179      933      -2.6       224 
Richmond City, VA........           7.3         150.3       1.6        97    1,027      -3.3       263 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.4         162.6       0.5       222      763      -0.8        80 
Benton, WA...............           5.6          77.5      -3.4       320      991      -3.2       258 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.3         129.0       1.0       156      844      -2.3       202 
King, WA.................          82.0       1,156.6       2.4        48    1,220       0.3        32 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.6          81.0      -0.5       291      836      -6.0       314 
Pierce, WA...............          21.4         261.8       0.0       267      842      -1.8       157 
Snohomish, WA............          18.9         252.1       3.6        14    1,001       3.0         4 
Spokane, WA..............          15.7         198.1       0.4       231      783      -0.6        67 
Thurston, WA.............           7.3          96.3      -0.9       306      831      -2.1       185 
Whatcom, WA..............           6.9          79.3       1.0       156      773      -0.5        58 
Yakima, WA...............           8.8          93.9       1.5       109      648      -0.8        80 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         106.6       1.6        97      834      -1.0        95 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.5         146.4       0.3       238      851      -1.5       126 
Dane, WI.................          14.0         304.5       1.0       156      907      -2.3       202 
Milwaukee, WI............          22.5         472.9      -0.4       288      942      -3.4       267 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         102.1       0.6       205      797      -0.4        55 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.6         224.7       0.7       191      940      -0.6        67 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          89.6      -0.5       291      885      -1.9       167 
San Juan, PR.............          11.3         272.5       0.7       (8)      655      -1.8       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 322 U.S. counties comprise 70.7 percent of the total covered workers
in the U.S.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Includes areas not officially designated as counties. See Technical Note.
(4) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(5) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(6) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(7) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.
(8) This county was not included in the U.S. rankings.





Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               fourth quarter                                          
         County by NAICS supersector                2011                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)     December    change,   Fourth   change, 
                                                                  2011     December  quarter   fourth  
                                                              (thousands) 2010-11(4)   2011    quarter 
                                                                                             2010-11(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,178.6     131,254.2       1.4     $955      -1.7 
  Private industry...........................       8,881.5     109,730.2       1.9      957      -1.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............         129.2       1,848.4       7.0    1,082       1.9 
    Construction.............................         762.3       5,466.3       1.3    1,050      -0.9 
    Manufacturing............................         337.4      11,789.5       1.9    1,169      -3.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,880.8      25,771.9       1.7      796      -1.2 
    Information..............................         144.0       2,684.6      -1.1    1,500      -0.9 
    Financial activities.....................         811.1       7,470.7       0.5    1,462      -1.7 
    Professional and business services.......       1,580.3      17,615.4       3.0    1,266      -1.8 
    Education and health services............         916.6      19,305.0       1.9      904      -2.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         762.3      13,143.3       2.2      404      -1.2 
    Other services...........................       1,342.4       4,414.6       1.1      600      -0.7 
  Government.................................         297.1      21,523.9      -1.4      944      -2.0 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         447.9       3,953.7       0.7    1,124      -3.2 
  Private industry...........................         442.3       3,398.7       1.2    1,117      -3.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           9.5       3.4    1,413     -21.6 
    Construction.............................          12.3         106.5       3.5    1,113      -2.8 
    Manufacturing............................          12.7         363.9      -1.6    1,140      -4.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.7         774.0       1.5      867      -1.5 
    Information..............................           8.4         193.0      -4.0    2,077      -6.5 
    Financial activities.....................          22.0         211.6       0.0    1,536      -3.3 
    Professional and business services.......          42.0         556.7       2.1    1,401      -5.7 
    Education and health services............          29.3         520.9       2.0    1,053      -1.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          27.2         401.2       2.4      911      -2.8 
    Other services...........................         212.4         239.1      -1.7      458      -3.6 
  Government.................................           5.6         555.0      -2.0    1,166      -1.2 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         147.3       2,413.1       1.3    1,122      -2.9 
  Private industry...........................         145.9       2,115.1       1.6    1,124      -3.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.8      -2.0    1,111      -2.9 
    Construction.............................          12.3          61.6       1.2    1,402      -1.3 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         194.3      -0.4    1,201      -3.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.6         456.8       1.3      858      -3.3 
    Information..............................           2.6          51.6      -0.6    1,571       0.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.6         185.1      -1.6    2,013       1.0 
    Professional and business services.......          31.1         425.6       3.2    1,483      -6.1 
    Education and health services............          15.5         408.0       1.8      961      -1.3 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.0         232.9       3.1      459      -2.1 
    Other services...........................          16.2          95.4       1.8      804      -1.7 
  Government.................................           1.4         298.0      -0.7    1,109      -1.8 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         122.0       2,387.3       2.2    1,889      -2.3 
  Private industry...........................         121.8       1,950.0       2.9    2,071      -2.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1     -13.2    1,666     -49.8 
    Construction.............................           2.1          30.2      -0.1    1,951      -2.7 
    Manufacturing............................           2.4          25.9      -0.4    1,783      -7.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.9         259.6       3.8    1,347      -0.4 
    Information..............................           4.3         140.3       4.5    2,315       2.3 
    Financial activities.....................          19.0         356.4       0.9    4,092      -3.4 
    Professional and business services.......          25.3         481.6       3.3    2,263      -3.7 
    Education and health services............           9.3         307.3       1.4    1,198      -0.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.9         250.9       4.7      883      -3.9 
    Other services...........................          18.9          90.9       2.1    1,113      -0.6 
  Government.................................           0.3         437.3      -0.8    1,088      -0.5 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         102.9       2,081.7       3.1    1,239       0.2 
  Private industry...........................         102.3       1,827.4       4.1    1,273       0.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.7          85.8      12.0    3,219       0.7 
    Construction.............................           6.5         134.6       2.2    1,235       0.7 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         183.5       7.4    1,555      -1.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          23.0         446.8       3.5    1,104       0.4 
    Information..............................           1.3          27.9      -1.6    1,393      -2.5 
    Financial activities.....................          10.6         112.8       0.4    1,548      -0.6 
    Professional and business services.......          20.5         341.3       5.0    1,568      -0.9 
    Education and health services............          11.6         248.7       3.0      959      -1.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.4         183.6       3.7      416      -1.0 
    Other services...........................          13.7          61.5       2.3      682       0.4 
  Government.................................           0.6         254.3      -3.5      996      -0.8 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          96.1       1,683.7       2.5      929      -1.0 
  Private industry...........................          95.4       1,469.8       3.0      932      -1.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.1       4.3      919      10.5 
    Construction.............................           8.4          81.8       2.5      976      -1.4 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         110.0       1.3    1,285      -3.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.2         353.5       3.5      896       4.4 
    Information..............................           1.6          27.3       1.2    1,230      -3.9 
    Financial activities.....................          11.2         141.5       5.4    1,122      -1.2 
    Professional and business services.......          22.8         277.4       2.3    1,022      -1.6 
    Education and health services............          10.6         246.9       3.6      987      -4.3 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.4         176.0       2.7      432      -2.5 
    Other services...........................           6.7          46.8       0.7      611      -1.9 
  Government.................................           0.7         213.9      -0.8      906      -1.4 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          69.1       1,460.4       2.3    1,148      -2.0 
  Private industry...........................          68.6       1,297.1       3.1    1,164      -2.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.9      10.2    4,425       7.9 
    Construction.............................           4.0          67.0       0.6    1,100      -2.1 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         114.9       1.1    1,324      -4.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.0         297.7       3.4    1,012      -2.7 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.9       0.9    1,605      -2.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.6         141.7       3.2    1,483      -0.3 
    Professional and business services.......          15.2         277.9       4.1    1,384      -2.1 
    Education and health services............           7.4         170.4       2.4    1,038      -4.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.8         131.1       4.3      497      -3.7 
    Other services...........................           7.2          39.8       3.4      702       0.1 
  Government.................................           0.5         163.3      -4.2    1,022      -1.2 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         106.1       1,390.2       0.6    1,080      -3.1 
  Private industry...........................         104.7       1,254.0       1.3    1,086      -3.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.3      -4.1      699      -3.7 
    Construction.............................           6.2          69.5       1.3    1,180      -4.6 
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         153.8       0.6    1,291      -4.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.9         254.7       0.5      985      -3.4 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.4      -2.8    1,504      -7.3 
    Financial activities.....................           9.6         106.3       0.3    1,878      -0.1 
    Professional and business services.......          18.6         251.3       0.6    1,260      -3.5 
    Education and health services............          10.4         160.6       1.9    1,034      -1.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         175.7       3.3      413      -2.1 
    Other services...........................          22.4          48.3      -0.5      565       1.1 
  Government.................................           1.4         136.2       (6)    1,030       (6) 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         102.3       1,264.2       1.0    1,041      -3.6 
  Private industry...........................         100.9       1,046.5       1.5    1,029      -3.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.4       3.3      574      -2.2 
    Construction.............................           6.0          54.8       0.6    1,135      -3.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.1      -0.2    1,448      -2.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.4         210.8       1.5      785      -3.1 
    Information..............................           1.2          24.3      -2.4    1,605       0.4 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          68.3       0.4    1,222     -17.5 
    Professional and business services.......          16.2         215.2       1.3    1,524      -1.5 
    Education and health services............           8.5         149.4       2.2    1,009      -0.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         155.6       1.5      441      -0.5 
    Other services...........................          29.4          57.9       (6)      519      -2.1 
  Government.................................           1.4         217.7      -1.6    1,095      -5.3 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          82.0       1,156.6       2.4    1,220       0.3 
  Private industry...........................          81.4       1,000.4       2.9    1,229       0.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.7      13.5    1,487      -1.5 
    Construction.............................           5.5          46.3       1.1    1,265       1.6 
    Manufacturing............................           2.2         101.5       4.5    1,520       2.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.5         217.3       3.1    1,028       0.3 
    Information..............................           1.8          80.0       1.4    2,213       5.1 
    Financial activities.....................           6.2          64.5      -1.4    1,454      -0.5 
    Professional and business services.......          13.8         185.9       3.8    1,596      -2.2 
    Education and health services............           7.2         137.5       3.2      989      -1.3 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.4         111.6       4.0      477      -0.2 
    Other services...........................          23.5          53.0       1.4      587      -2.3 
  Government.................................           0.6         156.3      -0.6    1,162       0.5 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          87.8         996.2       2.2      939      -2.5 
  Private industry...........................          87.5         856.1       3.0      909      -2.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.1      -1.5      594      14.2 
    Construction.............................           4.9          29.2      -6.0      917      -5.0 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          35.9       1.2      897      -2.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.1         259.8       3.9      813      -4.0 
    Information..............................           1.4          17.4      -0.4    1,371      -4.2 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          63.3       2.9    1,385      -2.2 
    Professional and business services.......          18.2         131.3       3.8    1,229      -5.5 
    Education and health services............           9.8         156.4       2.1      925       1.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.6         115.0       3.9      536       0.2 
    Other services...........................           7.8          37.2       4.2      568      -3.2 
  Government.................................           0.4         140.1      -2.8    1,117      -0.4 

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





Table 3. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages by state, 
fourth quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           fourth quarter                                        
          State                 2011                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)     December    change,   Fourth  change,
                                              2011     December  quarter  fourth 
                                          (thousands)   2010-11    2011   quarter
                                                                          2010-11
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,178.6     131,254.2       1.4     $955     -1.7
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.7       1,828.3       0.2      832     -0.8
Alaska...................          21.8         311.3       1.6      982     -0.5
Arizona..................         146.6       2,458.4       1.7      882     -1.1
Arkansas.................          84.8       1,157.1       0.9      736     -1.2
California...............       1,417.5      14,731.8       1.3    1,100     -2.7
Colorado.................         169.6       2,250.1       2.1      975     -2.6
Connecticut..............         110.7       1,642.0       0.9    1,188     -3.1
Delaware.................          27.7         405.9       0.4      984     -1.6
District of Columbia.....          36.4         708.0       1.3    1,668     -1.2
Florida..................         602.0       7,364.1       1.4      847     -2.8
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         268.9       3,826.9       1.0      885     -2.2
Hawaii...................          38.5         607.0       1.4      845     -1.5
Idaho....................          54.0         606.4       0.8      717     -2.2
Illinois.................         388.2       5,635.9       1.1    1,013     -2.1
Indiana..................         160.4       2,799.2       2.0      789     -1.9
Iowa.....................          93.9       1,464.2       1.1      793     -0.8
Kansas...................          88.4       1,320.1       0.7      800     -1.5
Kentucky.................         108.0       1,770.2       1.3      786     -1.0
Louisiana................         124.8       1,870.8       1.0      850     -1.7
Maine....................          49.2         580.9       0.4      755     -1.8
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         162.2       2,516.4       1.1    1,058     -2.0
Massachusetts............         227.5       3,230.8       1.3    1,192     -2.1
Michigan.................         242.3       3,911.8       2.4      933     -0.5
Minnesota................         168.6       2,636.4       2.1      936     -3.9
Mississippi..............          69.3       1,083.8       0.3      699     -1.1
Missouri.................         175.7       2,617.0       0.8      825     -1.7
Montana..................          42.2         426.7       1.8      727      0.7
Nebraska.................          61.2         910.5       0.8      762     -1.3
Nevada...................          72.1       1,124.1       0.8      852     -3.2
New Hampshire............          48.8         615.4       0.9      971     -0.7
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         264.8       3,811.6       0.6    1,138     -2.1
New Mexico...............          55.5         784.3      -0.3      799     -2.2
New York.................         599.5       8,618.4       1.4    1,197     -1.8
North Carolina...........         257.5       3,885.9       1.3      824     -2.0
North Dakota.............          28.1         397.0       7.6      871      7.7
Ohio.....................         289.3       5,027.6       1.3      855     -1.3
Oklahoma.................         103.4       1,530.0       1.3      817      2.6
Oregon...................         132.3       1,629.8       1.2      850     -0.2
Pennsylvania.............         351.0       5,595.1       0.7      936     -1.6
Rhode Island.............          35.0         451.9       0.1      919     -2.1
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         111.3       1,796.1       1.3      763     -1.5
South Dakota.............          31.4         397.0       1.5      724      1.4
Tennessee................         139.6       2,654.9       2.1      858     -2.3
Texas....................         588.0      10,607.9       2.4      973     -0.3
Utah.....................          85.5       1,202.8       2.8      806     -2.5
Vermont..................          24.4         303.9       1.3      809     -0.5
Virginia.................         237.4       3,625.0       1.3    1,004     -2.4
Washington...............         231.9       2,843.6       1.4      979     -0.2
West Virginia............          49.1         714.0       2.2      776     -0.3
Wisconsin................         160.5       2,689.6       0.7      817     -2.4
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.3         276.9       2.3      876      0.6
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          48.2         960.9       0.1      552     -1.1
Virgin Islands...........           3.6          43.2      -4.0      772     -3.4

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





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