Economic News Release

County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 27, 2012 USDL-12-1939 
 
Technical Information:	(202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  	*  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact: 		(202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
County Employment and Wages 
First Quarter 2012 
 
From March 2011 to March 2012, employment increased in 293 of the 328 largest U.S. 
counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Gregg, Texas, posted 
the largest increase, with a gain of 6.0 percent over the year, compared with 
national job growth of 1.8 percent. Within Gregg, the largest employment increase 
occurred in construction, which gained 1,948 jobs over the year (28.7 percent). 
Benton, Wash., experienced the largest over-the-year decrease in employment among 
the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 3.9 percent.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 5.4 percent to $984 in the 
first quarter of 2012. Williamson, Texas, had the largest over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages with a gain of 27.4 percent. Within Williamson, a total wage 
gain of $298.1 million (49.5 percent) in the trade, transportation, and utilities 
industry had the largest impact on the county’s increase in average weekly wages. 
New York, N.Y., experienced the largest decrease in average weekly wages with a loss 
of 6.3 percent over the year. County employment and wage data are compiled under the 
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. 

Table A.  Large counties ranked by March 2012 employment, March 2011-12 employment 
increase, and March 2011-12 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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       March 2012 employment      |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |           March 2011-12          |           March 2011-12
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           130,175.4| United States             2,338.1| United States                 1.8
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,925.0| Harris, Texas                70.4| Gregg, Texas                  6.0
 Cook, Ill.                2,373.7| New York, N.Y.               53.0| Williamson, Tenn.             5.6
 New York, N.Y.            2,360.9| Los Angeles, Calif.          52.9| Rutherford, Tenn.             5.3
 Harris, Texas             2,085.3| Maricopa, Ariz.              41.4| Montgomery, Texas             4.9
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,665.1| Cook, Ill.                   35.8| Harford, Md.                  4.7
 Dallas, Texas             1,446.5| Dallas, Texas                34.6| Kent, Mich.                   4.6
 Orange, Calif.            1,386.8| King, Wash.                  33.6| Delaware, Ohio                4.6
 San Diego, Calif.         1,253.4| Santa Clara, Calif.          30.2| Fort Bend, Texas              4.6
 King, Wash.               1,144.4| Hennepin, Minn.              27.1| Kern, Calif.                  4.4
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            989.5| Orange, Calif.               24.1| Douglas, Colo.                4.2
                                  |                                  | Manatee, Fla.                 4.2
                                  |                                  | Ottawa, Mich.                 4.2
                                  |                                  | Washington, Pa.               4.2
                                  |                                  | Denton, Texas                 4.2
                                  |                                  | Davis, Utah                   4.2
                                  |                                  | Utah, Utah                    4.2
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Large County Employment 
 
In March 2012, national employment, as measured by the QCEW program, was 130.2 
million, up by 1.8 percent or 2.3 million jobs, from March 2011. The 328 U.S. 
counties with 75,000 or more jobs accounted for 71.1 percent of total U.S. 
employment and 77.5 percent of total wages. These 328 counties had a net job growth 
of 1.6 million over the year, accounting for 70.2 percent of the overall U.S. 
employment increase. 
 
Gregg, Texas, had the largest percentage increase in employment (6.0 percent) among 
the largest U.S. counties. The five counties with the largest increases in 
employment level were Harris, Texas; New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Maricopa, 
Ariz.; and Cook, Ill. These counties had a combined over-the-year gain of 253,500, 
or 10.8 percent of the overall employment increase for the U.S. (See table A.) 
 
Employment declined in 32 of the large counties from March 2011 to March 2012. 
Benton, Wash., had the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment (-3.9 
percent). Within Benton, professional and business services was the largest 
contributor to the decrease in employment with a loss of 3,103 jobs (-13.3 percent). 
Madison, Ill., had the second largest percent decrease in employment, followed by 
Arlington, Va. Two counties, St. Clair, Ill., and Jefferson, La., tied for the 
fourth largest employment decrease. (See table 1.) 

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

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                                  Average weekly wage in large counties
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        Average weekly wage,      |    Increase in average weekly    |    Percent increase in average 
         first quarter 2012       |    wage, first quarter 2011-12   |         weekly wage, first
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2011-12
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $984| United States                 $50| United States                 5.4
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 New York, N.Y.             $2,464| Williamson, Texas            $261| Williamson, Texas            27.4
 Santa Clara, Calif.         1,957| Middlesex, N.J.               160| Middlesex, N.J.              13.6
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,942| Morris, N.J.                  138| Washington, Pa.              12.4
 Somerset, N.J.              1,881| Lake, Ill.                    126| Newport News City, Va.       12.1
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,791| Collin, Texas                 126| Collin, Texas                11.8
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,708| San Mateo, Calif.             112| Tulsa, Okla.                 11.3
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,622| Washington, Pa.               110| Gregg, Texas                 10.9
 Arlington, Va.              1,617| Santa Clara, Calif.           103| Lake, Ill.                   10.3
 Washington, D.C.            1,602| Durham, N.C.                  103| Peoria, Ill.                 10.3
 Morris, N.J.                1,595| Newport News City, Va.        100| Santa Cruz, Calif.           10.0

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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 5.4 percent during the year ending 
in the first quarter of 2012. Among the 328 largest counties, 323 had over-the-year 
increases in average weekly wages. Williamson, Texas, had the largest wage gain 
among the largest U.S. counties (27.4 percent).  
 
Of the 328 largest counties, 4 experienced over-the-year declines in average weekly 
wages. New York, N.Y., had the largest average weekly wage decrease with a loss of 
6.3 percent. Smaller first quarter bonus payments in 2012 contributed to this 
decrease in the average weekly wage. Within New York County, total wages in 
financial activities decreased by $5.3 billion (-13.4 percent) over the year. 
Somerset, N.J., had the second largest decline in average weekly wages, followed by 
Hudson, N.J., and Douglas, Colo. Clayton, Ga., had the smallest over-the-year 
increase in average weekly wages (0.1 percent). (See table 1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 

All of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percentage increases in 
employment in March 2012. Harris, Texas, experienced the largest gain (3.5 percent). 
Within Harris, professional and business services had the largest over-the-year 
level increase among all private industry groups with a gain of 19,800 jobs (6.0 
percent). San Diego, Calif., had the smallest percent increase in employment (1.1 
percent) among the 10 largest counties. (See table 2.) 
 
Nine of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year increase in average weekly 
wages. San Diego, Calif., experienced the largest increase in average weekly wages 
(7.5 percent), largely due to substantial total wage gains over the year in 
professional and business services ($291.1 million or 7.6 percent). New York, N.Y., 
had the only average weekly wage decline (-6.3 percent) among the 10 largest 
counties. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and for the 328 U.S. 
counties with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2011. March 2012 
employment and 2012 first 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 130.2 million full- and part-time workers. For additional information 
about the quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. Data 
for the first quarter of 2012 will be available later at http://www.bls.gov/cew/. 
Additional information about the QCEW data may be obtained by calling (202) 691-
6567. 
 
Several BLS regional offices are issuing QCEW news releases targeted to local data 
users. For links to these releases, see http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewregional.htm. 
 
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The County Employment and Wages release for second quarter 2012 is scheduled to be 
released on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. 
 
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  |                      County Changes for the 2012                     |
  |               County Employment and Wages News Releases              |
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  | Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2011    |
  | are included in this release and will be included in future 2012     |
  | releases. Seven counties have been added to the publication tables:  |
  | Okaloosa, Fla.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, Iowa; St. Tammany, La.;   |
  | Saratoga, N.Y.; Delaware, Ohio; and Gregg, Texas. One county,        |
  | Jackson, Ore., will be excluded.                                     |
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Technical Note 
 
These data are the product of a federal-state cooperative program, the Quarterly 
Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, also known as the ES-202 program. 
The data are derived from summaries of employment and total pay of workers covered 
by state and federal unemployment insurance (UI) legislation and provided by State 
Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The summaries are a result of the administration of 
state unemployment insurance programs that require most employers to pay quarterly 
taxes based on the employment and wages of workers covered by UI. QCEW data in this 
release are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2012 are preliminary and subject to revision. 

For purposes of this release, large counties are defined as having employment le-
vels of 75,000 or greater. In addition, data for San Juan, Puerto Rico, are pro-
vided, but not used in calculating U.S. averages, rankings, or in the analysis in 
the text. Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the prelimi-
nary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 329 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2011 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2012 data, seven counties have been added to the publication tables: Okaloosa, 
Fla.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, Iowa; St. Tammany, La.; Saratoga, N.Y.; Delaware, 
Ohio; and Gregg, Texas. These counties will be included in all 2012 quarterly re-
leases. One county, Jackson, Ore., which was published in the 2011 releases, will 
be excluded from this and future 2012 releases because their 2011 annual average 
employment levels were less than 75,000. The counties in table 2 are selected and 
sorted each year based on the annual average employment from the preceding year. 

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

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

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

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

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            |         QCEW        |         BED          |         CES
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Source     |--Count of UI admini-|--Count of longitudi- |--Sample survey:
            |  strative records   |  nally-linked UI ad- |  486,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.2   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2012    |  tor employers       |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Coverage   |--UI and UCFE cover- |--UI coverage, exclud-|Nonfarm wage and sal-
            |  age, including all |  ing government, pri-|  ary jobs:
            |  employers subject  |  vate households, and|--UI coverage, exclud-
            |  to state and fed-  |  establishments with |  ing agriculture, pri-
            |  eral UI laws       |  zero employment     |  vate households, and
            |                     |                      |  self-employed workers
            |                     |                      |--Other employment, in-
            |                     |                      |  cluding railroads, 
            |                     |                      |  religious organiza-
            |                     |                      |  tions, and other non-
            |                     |                      |  UI-covered jobs
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Publication|--Quarterly          |--Quarterly           |--Monthly 
 frequency  |  -7 months after the|  -8 months after the |  -Usually first Friday
            |   end of each quar- |   end of each quarter|   of following month
            |   ter               |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Use of UI  |--Directly summarizes|--Links each new UI   |--Uses UI file as a sam-
 file       |  and publishes each |  quarter to longitu- |  pling frame and 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 9.1 million employer reports of employment and wages 
submitted by states to the BLS in 2011. These reports are based on place of employ-
ment rather than place of residence. 

UI and UCFE coverage is broad and has been basically comparable from state to state 
since 1978, when the 1976 amendments to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act became ef-
fective, expanding coverage to include most State and local government employees. 
In 2011, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 129.4 million jobs. The estimated 
124.8 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.7 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $6.217 trillion in pay, representing 93.3 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.2 percent of the gross domestic product. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The over-the-year changes of employment and wages presented in this release have 
been adjusted to account for most of the administrative corrections made to the un-
derlying establishment reports. This is done by modifying the prior-year levels 
used to calculate the over-the-year changes. Percent changes are calculated using 
an adjusted version of the final 2011 quarterly data as the base data. The adjusted 
prior-year levels used to calculate the over-the-year percent change in employment 
and wages are not published. These adjusted prior-year levels do not match the un-
adjusted data maintained on the BLS Web site. Over-the-year change calculations 
based on data from the Web site, or from data published in prior BLS news releases, 
may differ substantially from the over-the-year changes presented in this news re-
lease. 

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

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

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

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information by 
detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and all 
states. The 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 Aver-
ages 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 re-
quest from the Division of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover (Business 
Employment Dynamics), telephone (202) 691-6467; (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/); (e-mail: 
BDMInfo@bls.gov).

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral phone number: 1-800-
877-8339. 





Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 329 largest counties,
first quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          first quarter                Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2012         March      change,      by     First    change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2012       March    percent  quarter    first    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2011-12(5)   change    2012    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2011-12(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,211.8     130,175.4       1.8         -     $984       5.4         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.6         335.0       1.6       151      978       6.4       100 
Madison, AL..............           8.8         176.9       0.3       276    1,024       4.6       241 
Mobile, AL...............           9.7         163.8      -0.5       315      790       6.3       110 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         126.4       0.0       294      809       6.3       110 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.2          83.9       1.1       203      806       3.7       291 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.4         150.3       2.0       121    1,022       7.2        65 
Maricopa, AZ.............          95.6       1,665.1       2.6        78      945       5.8       149 
Pima, AZ.................          19.0         348.1       1.5       159      804       5.0       211 
Benton, AR...............           5.5          96.1       3.1        45    1,166       5.2       194 
Pulaski, AR..............          14.3         241.5       1.0       217      861       5.6       162 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          90.9       2.9        54      746       2.9       312 
Alameda, CA..............          57.9         646.5       2.5        86    1,276       7.2        65 
Contra Costa, CA.........          30.7         317.2       0.9       228    1,256       4.0       276 
Fresno, CA...............          31.8         325.8       1.4       175      736       3.7       291 
Kern, CA.................          18.4         272.4       4.4         9      853       8.1        31 
Los Angeles, CA..........         448.8       3,925.0       1.4       175    1,090       4.2       265 
Marin, CA................          12.0         103.7       2.8        63    1,128       2.5       317 
Monterey, CA.............          13.2         153.0       3.1        45      834       3.2       306 
Orange, CA...............         106.0       1,386.8       1.8       137    1,095       5.2       194 
Placer, CA...............          11.1         128.9       1.7       142      934       6.1       129 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          52.1         565.6       1.1       203      777       4.3       260 
Sacramento, CA...........          55.3         580.1       0.8       238    1,081       6.0       139 
San Bernardino, CA.......          53.0         602.4       1.0       217      790       5.2       194 
San Diego, CA............         102.3       1,253.4       1.1       203    1,076       7.5        44 
San Francisco, CA........          57.2         573.0       4.1        17    1,791       3.6       295 
San Joaquin, CA..........          18.1         199.1       1.0       217      785       4.8       224 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.8         102.6       2.8        63      775       4.3       260 
San Mateo, CA............          25.1         334.0       2.8        63    1,622       7.4        51 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.8         179.0       2.9        54      924       6.5        93 
Santa Clara, CA..........          64.9         884.7       3.5        28    1,957       5.6       162 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.3          86.9       0.9       228      902      10.0        10 
Solano, CA...............          10.4         119.0       2.5        86      990       6.6        84 
Sonoma, CA...............          19.4         172.2       0.6       250      867       3.1       310 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.3         158.7       1.3       184      803       7.4        51 
Tulare, CA...............           9.6         137.8       2.9        54      649       4.0       276 
Ventura, CA..............          24.5         305.4       2.2       107    1,034       7.0        69 
Yolo, CA.................           6.3          87.7       0.6       250    1,010       (7)         - 
Adams, CO................           8.9         155.6       1.9       126      848       5.0       211 
Arapahoe, CO.............          18.8         279.0       2.7        72    1,198       5.9       145 
Boulder, CO..............          12.9         158.6       3.1        45    1,126       6.6        84 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.6         425.2       2.9        54    1,270       4.3       260 
Douglas, CO..............           9.5          92.1       4.2        10    1,077      -0.3       324 
El Paso, CO..............          16.7         233.8       0.7       242      857       5.5       166 
Jefferson, CO............          17.8         208.5       3.0        49      970       7.1        68 
Larimer, CO..............          10.0         128.3       3.0        49      826       3.6       295 
Weld, CO.................           5.8          83.2       3.4        33      819       6.0       139 
Fairfield, CT............          32.6         402.3       1.8       137    1,942       2.9       312 
Hartford, CT.............          25.5         485.7       1.4       175    1,320       4.4       256 
New Haven, CT............          22.3         350.9       1.6       151    1,003       5.4       179 
New London, CT...........           6.9         121.4      -0.8       322      987       2.7       315 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          16.7         263.7       0.6       250    1,244       3.8       284 
Washington, DC...........          35.3         712.1       1.3       184    1,602       4.0       276 
Alachua, FL..............           6.5         116.3       0.4       269      761       4.4       256 
Brevard, FL..............          14.5         187.7      -0.4       312      853       6.4       100 
Broward, FL..............          63.1         699.6       2.3        99      877       5.7       158 
Collier, FL..............          11.8         124.6       3.2        40      813       6.8        74 
Duval, FL................          26.9         437.3      -0.1       297      947       6.3       110 
Escambia, FL.............           7.9         119.4      -0.4       312      725       5.4       179 
Hillsborough, FL.........          37.9         589.2       2.1       115      920       4.7       233 
Lake, FL.................           7.2          81.8       1.3       184      620       6.2       122 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.7         206.9       2.6        78      739       4.1       270 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         137.5      -0.5       315      750       3.7       291 
Manatee, FL..............           9.4         106.3       4.2        10      706       5.5       166 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          89.7      -0.1       297      643       5.2       194 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          88.6         989.5       2.2       107      909       4.1       270 
Okaloosa, FL.............           6.0          76.4       0.9       228      767       8.0        34 
Orange, FL...............          36.0         676.5       3.0        49      846       5.0       211 
Palm Beach, FL...........          49.5         509.4       2.5        86      934       5.2       194 
Pasco, FL................          10.0          99.8       0.9       228      624       4.7       233 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.6         382.2       1.0       217      829       7.9        37 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.4         191.9      -0.1       297      700       4.5       250 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.4         139.4       2.8        63      755       4.6       241 
Seminole, FL.............          13.7         157.8       2.1       115      774       5.6       162 
Volusia, FL..............          13.4         152.4       0.6       250      659       4.8       224 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          79.9       1.4       175      732       4.4       256 
Chatham, GA..............           7.6         132.0       2.3        99      801       6.2       122 
Clayton, GA..............           4.3         111.1      -0.8       322      981       0.1       323 
Cobb, GA.................          21.3         301.9       2.6        78    1,057       3.9       280 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.8         276.1       0.2       283    1,034       3.5       299 
Fulton, GA...............          41.1         711.7       2.2       107    1,406       5.1       205 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          24.0         306.3       1.7       142      940       6.3       110 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          92.9      -0.5       315      781       4.6       241 
Richmond, GA.............           4.7          99.0      -0.7       318      791       6.3       110 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.5         440.6       0.8       238      870       6.1       129 
Ada, ID..................          13.7         195.1       2.9        54      810       4.5       250 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          86.9       0.4       269      795       6.1       129 
Cook, IL.................         147.8       2,373.7       1.5       159    1,195       4.7       233 
Du Page, IL..............          37.0         559.8       1.9       126    1,161       6.2       122 
Kane, IL.................          13.3         190.3       2.8        63      815       4.2       265 
Lake, IL.................          22.0         313.4       1.3       184    1,344      10.3         8 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          91.4       1.8       137      769       6.2       122 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          85.2       0.3       276      949       5.0       211 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          93.5      -1.5       327      775       5.2       194 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         102.1       1.7       142    1,039      10.3         8 
St. Clair, IL............           5.6          93.1      -0.9       324      753       6.1       129 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         127.8       0.1       291      946       3.4       301 
Will, IL.................          15.1         198.6       2.2       107      830       5.3       186 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         123.2       0.3       276      818       6.6        84 
Allen, IN................           9.0         173.3       1.4       175      810       8.0        34 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.9         106.9       4.1        17      750       7.3        59 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.6         112.1       3.2        40      952       3.3       305 
Lake, IN.................          10.4         186.0       2.0       121      852       8.4        26 
Marion, IN...............          24.1         555.7       2.8        63    1,029       4.1       270 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.1         114.5      -0.3       306      760       5.6       162 
Tippecanoe, IN...........           3.3          77.4       3.3        38      829       6.6        84 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.9         105.8       1.2       197      766       5.7       158 
Johnson, IA..............           3.6          76.9       1.8       137      836       6.2       122 
Linn, IA.................           6.3         125.2       1.5       159      905       6.7        77 
Polk, IA.................          15.0         266.8       2.8        63      992       5.4       179 
                                                                                                       
Scott, IA................           5.2          86.3       1.6       151      765       5.8       149 
Johnson, KS..............          22.0         306.9       3.7        25    1,016       6.4       100 
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.6         238.7       0.9       228      880       7.6        42 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          94.5       0.5       262      795       6.7        77 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.3          82.8       4.0        19      893       8.2        29 
Fayette, KY..............           9.4         174.8       1.9       126      849       5.2       194 
Jefferson, KY............          22.0         418.4       2.4        95      955       8.6        22 
Caddo, LA................           7.5         120.2      -0.3       306      769       4.8       224 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.9          82.8       0.3       276      826       7.4        51 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.8         256.6       1.1       203      877       5.7       158 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, LA............          13.9         190.1      -0.9       324      868       5.1       205 
Lafayette, LA............           9.1         137.0       3.9        22      918       7.4        51 
Orleans, LA..............          11.3         177.4       3.2        40      979       1.2       319 
St. Tammany, LA..........           7.5          78.8       2.7        72      817       6.4       100 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.6         165.1       0.6       250      868       3.8       284 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.5         234.4       3.6        27    1,042       9.3        17 
Baltimore, MD............          21.1         361.0       1.3       184      977       6.1       129 
Frederick, MD............           6.1          91.6      -0.1       297      958       4.6       241 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          86.1       4.7         5      895       5.5       166 
Howard, MD...............           9.1         155.6       2.8        63    1,202       4.6       241 
                                                                                                       
Montgomery, MD...........          32.8         447.6       1.1       203    1,355       3.4       301 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.5         298.8       0.5       262      984       5.0       211 
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.8         327.7      -0.3       306    1,173       8.5        23 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.2          80.1       2.0       121      808       6.6        84 
Bristol, MA..............          16.5         207.6       0.9       228      844       6.7        77 
Essex, MA................          22.3         298.0       1.5       159    1,006       4.7       233 
Hampden, MA..............          15.6         194.3       1.2       197      858       5.5       166 
Middlesex, MA............          50.8         811.5       1.7       142    1,459       6.3       110 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.2         314.4       1.5       159    1,133       6.5        93 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.5         171.0       1.9       126      858       5.3       186 
                                                                                                       
Suffolk, MA..............          24.2         589.7       2.2       107    1,708       4.5       250 
Worcester, MA............          22.0         313.8       1.3       184      947       4.5       250 
Genesee, MI..............           7.1         128.5       1.9       126      794       6.6        84 
Ingham, MI...............           6.2         152.8       0.2       283      916       5.4       179 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.2         108.9       1.1       203      874       7.5        44 
Kent, MI.................          13.6         325.7       4.6         6      847       7.2        65 
Macomb, MI...............          16.6         285.4       2.4        95      982       4.4       256 
Oakland, MI..............          36.6         643.2       3.3        38    1,081       6.0       139 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.4         105.3       4.2        10      747       4.6       241 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.1          81.9       2.0       121      760       0.7       321 
                                                                                                       
Washtenaw, MI............           7.8         191.3       1.9       126      974       5.8       149 
Wayne, MI................          30.5         677.0       1.9       126    1,070       4.9       218 
Anoka, MN................           7.2         107.6       2.6        78      870       4.8       224 
Dakota, MN...............           9.9         168.3       0.7       242      954       7.4        51 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.3         833.2       3.4        33    1,274       6.3       110 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.5          88.5       2.9        54    1,001       3.8       284 
Ramsey, MN...............          14.0         312.1       1.0       217    1,116       3.0       311 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          90.9       0.0       294      781       8.0        34 
Stearns, MN..............           4.4          79.6       2.7        72      736       5.1       205 
Harrison, MS.............           4.4          81.9      -0.3       306      702       5.1       205 
                                                                                                       
Hinds, MS................           6.0         121.5       0.3       276      802       3.4       301 
Boone, MO................           4.5          85.5       3.9        22      724       4.5       250 
Clay, MO.................           5.0          88.6       0.8       238      884       4.9       218 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         152.3       3.9        22      707       7.3        59 
Jackson, MO..............          18.4         342.4       0.4       269      960       6.5        93 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.2         124.1       2.5        86      784       5.2       194 
St. Louis, MO............          31.8         561.0       0.2       283    1,023       5.7       158 
St. Louis City, MO.......           9.1         217.0       1.3       184    1,155       9.4        14 
Yellowstone, MT..........           6.0          76.2       2.2       107      769       6.5        93 
Douglas, NE..............          17.1         311.5       1.5       159      898       5.3       186 
                                                                                                       
Lancaster, NE............           9.1         155.8       2.9        54      749       5.3       186 
Clark, NV................          47.9         807.9       1.5       159      836       5.8       149 
Washoe, NV...............          13.5         180.3       0.6       250      828       4.9       218 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.8         186.2       0.6       250    1,031       5.3       186 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.5         131.5       1.5       159      891       4.2       265 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.7         130.8       1.9       126      801       3.8       284 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.3         423.1       1.7       142    1,207       4.9       218 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.0         191.5       1.1       203    1,008       5.1       205 
Camden, NJ...............          12.2         191.1       0.5       262      955       5.8       149 
Essex, NJ................          20.6         338.1       0.7       242    1,320       7.7        38 
                                                                                                       
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.2          96.3       0.1       291      810       5.3       186 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.9         232.0       1.0       217    1,514      -0.4       325 
Mercer, NJ...............          11.0         228.3       1.3       184    1,391       7.5        44 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.8         380.2       2.3        99    1,338      13.6         2 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.0         237.5      -0.4       312      967       2.7       315 
Morris, NJ...............          17.4         269.2       1.6       151    1,595       9.5        13 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         143.6       2.3        99      769       3.8       284 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.3         169.6       0.7       242      956       5.5       166 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.1         169.3       1.5       159    1,881      -1.6       326 
Union, NJ................          14.5         217.5       1.0       217    1,265       5.4       179 
                                                                                                       
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.6         306.5      -0.3       306      825       5.5       166 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         216.7       0.2       283      973       3.8       284 
Bronx, NY................          17.1         234.1      -0.1       297      851       4.0       276 
Broome, NY...............           4.6          89.6      -0.2       303      728       3.4       301 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.2         110.0       0.7       242      958       4.6       241 
Erie, NY.................          23.8         449.4       1.1       203      842       6.0       139 
Kings, NY................          52.6         518.1       2.8        63      754       4.1       270 
Monroe, NY...............          18.2         370.7       1.4       175      892       5.1       205 
Nassau, NY...............          52.8         587.1       2.4        95    1,058       4.1       270 
New York, NY.............         122.8       2,360.9       2.3        99    2,464      -6.3       327 
                                                                                                       
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         103.8      -0.7       318      739       4.2       265 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.9         238.4       0.5       262      874       5.3       186 
Orange, NY...............           9.9         129.2       0.5       262      789       4.9       218 
Queens, NY...............          46.9         513.9       2.9        54      877       3.7       291 
Richmond, NY.............           9.0          91.3       0.6       250      778       2.8       314 
Rockland, NY.............          10.0         113.1       0.9       228    1,055       6.2       122 
Saratoga, NY.............           5.5          75.5       3.2        40      836       7.0        69 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.8         608.6       1.6       151    1,046       7.7        38 
Westchester, NY..........          36.2         401.0       0.7       242    1,399       4.7       233 
Buncombe, NC.............           8.0         111.9       1.5       159      714       5.8       149 
                                                                                                       
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          78.3       0.2       283      705       1.9       318 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.3         119.1       0.3       276      729       5.0       211 
Durham, NC...............           7.3         182.8       2.5        86    1,381       8.1        31 
Forsyth, NC..............           9.0         173.5       2.4        95      945       5.5       166 
Guilford, NC.............          14.1         261.7       1.1       203      854       6.8        74 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.9         563.6       2.9        54    1,274       3.2       306 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.4          95.8       1.4       175      749       3.2       306 
Wake, NC.................          29.6         448.3       2.7        72      960       4.7       233 
Cass, ND.................           6.1         103.8       3.7        25      829       8.4        26 
Butler, OH...............           7.4         137.5       1.1       203      831       6.3       110 
                                                                                                       
Cuyahoga, OH.............          35.6         689.2       1.9       126    1,003       5.4       179 
Delaware, OH.............           4.3          76.8       4.6         6    1,073       7.6        42 
Franklin, OH.............          29.6         659.6       2.6        78      972       5.5       166 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.1         484.2       1.7       142    1,092       9.7        11 
Lake, OH.................           6.4          92.1       1.5       159      802       3.8       284 
Lorain, OH...............           6.0          93.6       2.3        99      796       6.1       129 
Lucas, OH................          10.1         198.5       2.2       107      837       5.3       186 
Mahoning, OH.............           5.9          95.7       1.6       151      671       7.0        69 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.1         241.5       1.1       203      831       6.3       110 
Stark, OH................           8.8         151.6       1.9       126      745       6.0       139 
                                                                                                       
Summit, OH...............          14.3         252.8       2.0       121      897       6.7        77 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.7         424.7       2.6        78      912       9.4        14 
Tulsa, OK................          20.4         330.3       1.3       184      914      11.3         6 
Clackamas, OR............          12.7         136.6       1.5       159      840       5.5       166 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         135.4       0.8       238      710       5.8       149 
Marion, OR...............           9.4         127.5      -0.3       306      728       4.1       270 
Multnomah, OR............          29.6         437.4       2.7        72      979       6.8        74 
Washington, OR...........          16.4         245.6       2.1       115    1,205       7.3        59 
Allegheny, PA............          35.8         675.9       1.4       175    1,067       7.7        38 
Berks, PA................           9.0         162.8       1.3       184      832       6.7        77 
                                                                                                       
Bucks, PA................          19.8         245.0       0.2       283      894       5.2       194 
Butler, PA...............           4.9          82.2       2.3        99      861       6.7        77 
Chester, PA..............          15.2         234.1       0.5       262    1,255       8.5        23 
Cumberland, PA...........           6.1         121.7       0.4       269      873       7.4        51 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.5         173.9       0.6       250      966       8.8        21 
Delaware, PA.............          13.9         209.4       1.0       217    1,082       6.5        93 
Erie, PA.................           7.7         123.6       1.2       197      746       7.3        59 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.9          96.0      -0.1       297      719       7.0        69 
Lancaster, PA............          12.7         216.5       1.0       217      775       5.9       145 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.7         173.6       1.5       159      950       8.1        31 
                                                                                                       
Luzerne, PA..............           7.8         136.9       0.2       283      743       8.9        19 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.5         460.7       0.6       250    1,294       7.4        51 
Northampton, PA..........           6.6         101.7       2.3        99      840       6.3       110 
Philadelphia, PA.........          36.0         626.7       0.0       294    1,148       6.3       110 
Washington, PA...........           5.7          84.3       4.2        10      995      12.4         3 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.5         131.4       1.7       142      761       6.1       129 
York, PA.................           9.1         170.3       0.9       228      826       4.8       224 
Providence, RI...........          17.2         267.1       1.2       197      970       8.5        23 
Charleston, SC...........          11.8         213.9       3.4        33      834       7.5        44 
Greenville, SC...........          12.0         232.9       2.6        78      820       6.6        84 
                                                                                                       
Horry, SC................           7.6         104.7       2.5        86      559       4.9       218 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          95.2       1.6       151      683       6.1       129 
Richland, SC.............           9.0         204.6       1.3       184      832       4.7       233 
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         114.9       3.2        40      802       5.4       179 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         113.8       1.8       137      798       6.5        93 
Davidson, TN.............          18.3         424.4       2.7        72    1,013       9.0        18 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         183.8       2.6        78      843       7.4        51 
Knox, TN.................          10.9         218.0       1.2       197      804       7.3        59 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.4         101.5       5.3         3      821       5.9       145 
Shelby, TN...............          19.1         466.8       2.1       115      970       6.0       139 
                                                                                                       
Williamson, TN...........           6.2          96.2       5.6         2    1,125       5.9       145 
Bell, TX.................           4.9         107.2       0.2       283      773       5.0       211 
Bexar, TX................          35.0         743.0       1.5       159      886       5.5       166 
Brazoria, TX.............           5.0          91.8       3.4        33      943       3.2       306 
Brazos, TX...............           3.9          86.2      -0.7       318      701       6.4       100 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         129.5       1.7       142      570       5.2       194 
Collin, TX...............          19.1         302.8       3.4        33    1,197      11.8         5 
Dallas, TX...............          69.0       1,446.5       2.5        86    1,213       5.5       166 
Denton, TX...............          11.5         182.6       4.2        10      833       6.4       100 
El Paso, TX..............          14.1         275.0       0.5       262      669       6.9        73 
                                                                                                       
Fort Bend, TX............           9.7         140.7       4.6         6    1,025       4.6       241 
Galveston, TX............           5.4          95.5       0.4       269      867       4.8       224 
Gregg, TX................           4.2          78.9       6.0         1      883      10.9         7 
Harris, TX...............         102.9       2,085.3       3.5        28    1,340       6.4       100 
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.4         230.1       1.3       184      579       4.7       233 
Jefferson, TX............           5.9         122.7       1.2       197      988       7.5        44 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.1         123.9      -0.7       318      700       7.5        44 
McLennan, TX.............           4.9         100.3       0.6       250      766       5.8       149 
Montgomery, TX...........           9.1         138.3       4.9         4      968       8.3        28 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         154.6       2.2       107      821       9.6        12 
Smith, TX................           5.7          92.7       0.4       269      766       3.9       280 
Tarrant, TX..............          38.5         771.7       2.5        86      954       6.6        84 
Travis, TX...............          31.9         595.9       3.1        45    1,063       6.1       129 
Webb, TX.................           4.9          90.7       3.5        28      624       5.8       149 
Williamson, TX...........           7.9         131.7       2.5        86    1,213      27.4         1 
Davis, UT................           7.2         105.0       4.2        10      763       8.2        29 
Salt Lake, UT............          37.0         578.7       3.5        28      911       6.4       100 
Utah, UT.................          12.7         171.4       4.2        10      724       6.5        93 
Weber, UT................           5.4          89.8       2.1       115      682       6.2       122 
                                                                                                       
Chittenden, VT...........           6.1          95.9       3.0        49      915       4.6       241 
Arlington, VA............           8.5         164.9      -1.3       326    1,617       4.3       260 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.8         115.1       1.3       184      857       3.6       295 
Fairfax, VA..............          35.1         585.1       2.1       115    1,562       5.5       166 
Henrico, VA..............          10.2         175.4       1.6       151    1,031       1.1       320 
Loudoun, VA..............          10.0         137.6       1.7       142    1,161       6.7        77 
Prince William, VA.......           8.0         110.8       4.0        19      831       6.4       100 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.3          94.3       1.1       203    1,286       4.8       224 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.7          95.0       1.5       159      757       4.8       224 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          96.8       1.5       159      926      12.1         4 
                                                                                                       
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         137.9       0.4       269      927       7.5        44 
Richmond City, VA........           7.1         148.4       1.0       217    1,113       3.9       280 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.4         161.2       0.9       228      745       3.9       280 
Benton, WA...............           5.7          77.4      -3.9       328      959       0.6       322 
Clark, WA................          13.6         127.2       1.9       126      848       6.3       110 
King, WA.................          82.7       1,144.4       3.0        49    1,265       6.4       100 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.7          79.6      -0.2       303      868       8.9        19 
Pierce, WA...............          21.8         260.8       0.6       250      840       4.5       250 
Snohomish, WA............          19.3         252.8       4.0        19    1,061       9.4        14 
Spokane, WA..............          15.9         195.5       0.7       242      806       7.3        59 
                                                                                                       
Thurston, WA.............           7.5          96.3      -0.2       303      829       3.6       295 
Whatcom, WA..............           6.9          80.2       3.5        28      796       6.6        84 
Yakima, WA...............           8.8          95.2       0.9       228      632       4.3       260 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         104.7       1.1       203      836       4.8       224 
Brown, WI................           6.5         144.3       1.1       203      836       4.2       265 
Dane, WI.................          13.9         299.7       1.4       175      941       7.7        38 
Milwaukee, WI............          22.8         464.0       0.1       291      981       5.5       166 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         100.2       1.0       217      793       5.2       194 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.5         222.4       0.7       242      953       6.1       129 
Winnebago, WI............           3.6          88.0       0.3       276      869       3.5       299 
San Juan, PR.............          11.3         265.0       1.7       (8)      618       3.7       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 328 U.S. counties comprise 71.1 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,
first quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               first quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2012                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)      March      change,   First    change, 
                                                                  2012       March   quarter    first  
                                                              (thousands) 2011-12(4)   2012    quarter 
                                                                                             2011-12(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,211.8     130,175.4       1.8     $984       5.4 
  Private industry...........................       8,914.4     108,645.8       2.4      991       5.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............         129.5       1,847.8       8.6    1,197       7.5 
    Construction.............................         752.9       5,282.2       2.8      972       6.0 
    Manufacturing............................         335.9      11,792.7       2.0    1,230       5.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,881.9      24,782.6       1.9      815       6.4 
    Information..............................         143.9       2,668.0      -0.1    1,717       6.8 
    Financial activities.....................         810.1       7,424.5       0.9    1,905       1.1 
    Professional and business services.......       1,582.7      17,536.7       3.5    1,292       6.5 
    Education and health services............         923.9      19,362.2       2.0      841       6.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         765.0      13,295.4       3.5      384       5.8 
    Other services...........................       1,358.3       4,418.2       1.5      582       5.4 
  Government.................................         297.4      21,529.7      -1.1      949       5.2 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         448.8       3,925.0       1.4    1,090       4.2 
  Private industry...........................         443.1       3,375.9       2.0    1,070       3.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4          10.0       1.4    1,660       0.2 
    Construction.............................          12.0         105.7       3.0    1,042       4.1 
    Manufacturing............................          12.6         365.0      -0.6    1,218       6.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.3         742.9       1.6      853       5.8 
    Information..............................           8.2         188.5      -2.2    2,092       4.3 
    Financial activities.....................          21.6         208.1       0.6    1,987       3.9 
    Professional and business services.......          41.1         560.8       3.7    1,323       4.3 
    Education and health services............          29.2         528.6       2.0      952       4.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          26.9         400.5       3.7      562      -2.1 
    Other services...........................         213.8         243.3       0.0      452       2.5 
  Government.................................           5.7         549.1      -2.1    1,212       6.1 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         147.8       2,373.7       1.5    1,195       4.7 
  Private industry...........................         146.4       2,074.4       1.9    1,204       4.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.7       0.1      843      10.5 
    Construction.............................          12.3          56.8       0.0    1,307       2.7 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         192.3      -0.1    1,175       6.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.7         435.5       1.2      907       6.6 
    Information..............................           2.6          53.5       1.3    1,894       3.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.5         183.3      -0.7    2,930       2.1 
    Professional and business services.......          31.2         412.1       3.7    1,510       6.3 
    Education and health services............          15.5         409.6       1.7      865       3.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.0         231.4       4.2      458       8.5 
    Other services...........................          16.3          95.7       1.4      797       6.8 
  Government.................................           1.4         299.3      -0.9    1,134       6.7 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         122.8       2,360.9       2.3    2,464      -6.3 
  Private industry...........................         122.5       1,924.1       2.9    2,771      -7.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1       9.7    2,784     -11.1 
    Construction.............................           2.1          29.9       1.3    1,650       2.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.4          26.7       0.2    1,663       4.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.8         244.7       3.9    1,321       5.6 
    Information..............................           4.4         139.5       3.0    2,835       5.3 
    Financial activities.....................          18.9         351.5       0.2    7,511     -13.7 
    Professional and business services.......          25.3         475.3       3.5    2,560      -0.9 
    Education and health services............           9.2         309.5       0.8    1,128       6.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.9         248.2       5.9      793       4.2 
    Other services...........................          18.9          90.6       3.4    1,045       6.3 
  Government.................................           0.3         436.9      -0.5    1,112       1.7 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         102.9       2,085.3       3.5    1,340       6.4 
  Private industry...........................         102.4       1,829.7       4.5    1,388       6.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.7          85.2       9.6    4,242       2.0 
    Construction.............................           6.5         139.2       5.6    1,198       9.3 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         185.3       7.0    1,686       5.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          23.1         433.0       3.4    1,263       8.6 
    Information..............................           1.3          27.9      -0.5    1,456       5.1 
    Financial activities.....................          10.6         112.2       0.7    1,929       4.8 
    Professional and business services.......          20.5         348.1       6.0    1,549       5.3 
    Education and health services............          11.6         248.2       2.9      934       6.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.4         188.8       5.0      420       9.4 
    Other services...........................          13.7          60.8       1.7      684       4.0 
  Government.................................           0.6         255.6      -3.4      996       3.0 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.6       1,665.1       2.6      945       5.8 
  Private industry...........................          94.9       1,456.7       3.0      953       6.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.1       8.0    1,268       9.4 
    Construction.............................           8.1          82.4       4.4      935       5.9 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         111.8       2.3    1,519       5.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.9         338.7       2.5      895       5.8 
    Information..............................           1.6          28.1       2.2    1,247       3.3 
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         141.4       3.6    1,359       7.0 
    Professional and business services.......          22.6         269.0       2.3    1,005       8.8 
    Education and health services............          10.6         246.0       3.7      898       3.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         182.2       3.2      429       5.1 
    Other services...........................           6.6          46.8       0.2      610       5.5 
  Government.................................           0.7         208.3      -0.7      884       3.6 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          69.0       1,446.5       2.5    1,213       5.5 
  Private industry...........................          68.5       1,283.1       3.2    1,237       5.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.5      14.5    4,827       8.4 
    Construction.............................           4.0          67.1       1.1    1,007       4.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         111.4       0.3    1,510       2.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         289.9       3.7    1,058       7.5 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.9       0.7    2,179       4.6 
    Financial activities.....................           8.6         141.0       2.7    1,896       1.8 
    Professional and business services.......          15.2         278.0       5.6    1,324       6.3 
    Education and health services............           7.4         170.5       2.6    1,003       7.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.8         129.9       3.0      489       4.9 
    Other services...........................           7.3          39.3       0.6      670       7.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         163.4      -3.2    1,024       5.0 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         106.0       1,386.8       1.8    1,095       5.2 
  Private industry...........................         104.6       1,243.4       2.2    1,070       4.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.5     -16.1      735      20.1 
    Construction.............................           6.0          68.6       2.4    1,128       6.7 
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         156.8       1.8    1,368       6.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.8         241.5       0.6      981       6.1 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.7      -0.9    1,668      -8.5 
    Financial activities.....................           9.5         106.2       1.4    1,789       6.9 
    Professional and business services.......          18.4         246.5       1.9    1,253       4.5 
    Education and health services............          10.4         162.5       2.6      920       4.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         176.8       4.4      431       5.9 
    Other services...........................          22.4          49.8       (6)      534       4.3 
  Government.................................           1.4         143.4      -1.8    1,310       7.9 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         102.3       1,253.4       1.1    1,076       7.5 
  Private industry...........................         100.9       1,035.8       1.7    1,052       6.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.0       0.4      575       7.9 
    Construction.............................           5.8          55.1       1.3    1,067       3.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.1      -0.8    1,557       6.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.4         201.0       1.4      842       5.5 
    Information..............................           1.1          24.3      -1.6    1,662       3.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          68.8       1.9    1,565      17.8 
    Professional and business services.......          15.8         210.9       2.0    1,505       5.8 
    Education and health services............           8.6         154.6       2.3      922       4.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         154.2       2.4      430      12.0 
    Other services...........................          29.5          57.1      -0.6      521       4.8 
  Government.................................           1.4         217.6      -1.5    1,190      11.4 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          82.7       1,144.4       3.0    1,265       6.4 
  Private industry...........................          82.2         987.2       3.6    1,287       7.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.3           2.7       8.7    1,430      -2.1 
    Construction.............................           5.4          44.9       4.2    1,159       4.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.2         101.1       4.9    1,715       7.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.5         208.1       3.3    1,082       5.9 
    Information..............................           1.8          80.3       1.8    2,546      11.4 
    Financial activities.....................           6.2          62.7       0.2    1,794       4.5 
    Professional and business services.......          13.9         185.2       4.3    1,540       7.3 
    Education and health services............           7.3         138.8       3.6      945       7.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         110.2       4.6      443       5.5 
    Other services...........................          24.0          53.2       3.3      612       4.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         157.2      -0.1    1,127       1.8 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          88.6         989.5       2.2      909       4.1 
  Private industry...........................          88.3         851.2       3.2      895       4.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.9      -4.0      484      16.9 
    Construction.............................           5.0          29.0      -7.2      862      -0.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          36.3       1.5      851       5.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.5         254.1       4.2      844       4.6 
    Information..............................           1.5          17.2       0.1    1,438       5.9 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          66.6       4.9    1,567      -0.8 
    Professional and business services.......          18.4         124.8       0.8    1,108       9.1 
    Education and health services............           9.9         157.2       2.0      875       6.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.7         119.0       7.1      518       8.6 
    Other services...........................           7.9          35.1       4.1      540       4.4 
  Government.................................           0.4         138.3      -3.6      988       0.7 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2011 annual average 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, 
first quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           first quarter                                         
          State                 2012                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)      March      change,   First   change,
                                              2012       March   quarter   first 
                                          (thousands)   2011-12    2012   quarter
                                                                          2011-12
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,211.8     130,175.4       1.8     $984      5.4
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.1       1,822.8       0.8      808      5.6
Alaska...................          21.9         316.4       1.9      973      6.7
Arizona..................         146.4       2,437.2       2.1      887      5.7
Arkansas.................          85.2       1,151.5       1.5      747      4.6
California...............       1,422.7      14,670.6       2.0    1,125      5.5
Colorado.................         170.4       2,230.4       2.4    1,003      5.4
Connecticut..............         110.6       1,613.1       1.5    1,330      3.8
Delaware.................          27.4         398.8       0.8    1,071      4.2
District of Columbia.....          35.3         712.1       1.3    1,602      4.0
Florida..................         605.4       7,377.3       2.0      837      5.4
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         268.3       3,815.5       1.3      931      5.2
Hawaii...................          38.4         600.3       0.9      834      5.7
Idaho....................          53.5         596.7       1.1      692      5.0
Illinois.................         388.7       5,557.5       1.5    1,061      5.9
Indiana..................         161.6       2,777.0       2.2      822      6.3
Iowa.....................          95.0       1,448.3       1.9      784      6.4
Kansas...................          87.8       1,314.2       1.8      803      7.2
Kentucky.................         108.3       1,750.3       1.9      785      6.4
Louisiana................         128.5       1,863.1       1.2      836      4.9
Maine....................          49.3         561.4       0.5      757      4.7
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         165.1       2,492.4       1.7    1,071      6.0
Massachusetts............         228.7       3,178.7       1.7    1,227      5.7
Michigan.................         241.6       3,865.8       2.6      920      5.5
Minnesota................         169.9       2,586.3       2.1      989      6.1
Mississippi..............          69.1       1,083.5       0.8      687      5.9
Missouri.................         175.1       2,593.7       1.2      838      6.5
Montana..................          42.1         419.5       1.8      706      7.8
Nebraska.................          65.8         905.3       2.1      765      6.1
Nevada...................          72.0       1,118.4       1.4      846      5.5
New Hampshire............          48.3         602.1       1.0      923      5.4
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         264.5       3,749.0       1.5    1,228      5.9
New Mexico...............          55.0         779.7       0.4      782      5.8
New York.................         603.0       8,479.4       1.7    1,357     -0.8
North Carolina...........         256.9       3,874.9       1.7      869      5.3
North Dakota.............          28.5         397.4       9.0      857     14.6
Ohio.....................         287.0       4,967.8       2.0      873      6.6
Oklahoma.................         103.9       1,525.5       2.0      806      9.4
Oregon...................         132.9       1,613.0       1.4      864      6.4
Pennsylvania.............         354.1       5,531.1       1.2      960      7.1
Rhode Island.............          35.0         443.5       1.1      931      8.0
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         112.0       1,797.7       1.7      764      6.0
South Dakota.............          31.2         390.4       2.1      703      6.7
Tennessee................         141.3       2,636.7       2.4      847      6.8
Texas....................         591.5      10,605.2       2.6    1,013      7.2
Utah.....................          83.8       1,193.1       3.2      799      6.1
Vermont..................          24.5         296.6       1.5      774      4.6
Virginia.................         239.3       3,586.3       1.4    1,019      5.3
Washington...............         235.5       2,831.9       1.9    1,009      6.5
West Virginia............          49.4         705.5       2.4      768      6.2
Wisconsin................         158.9       2,639.0       1.1      827      6.2
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.3         271.8       2.4      850      5.2
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          48.8         931.3       0.6      521      4.6
Virgin Islands...........           3.4          42.7      -5.4      722     -2.0

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





Last Modified Date: September 27, 2012
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