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Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, second quarter 2015

Table 2. Covered establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
second quarter 2015

                                                                    Employment         Average weekly
                                                                                           wage(1)
                                              Establishments,
                                               second quarter 
         County by NAICS supersector                2015                    Percent            Percent
                                                (thousands)       June      change,   Second   change,
                                                                  2015       June     quarter  second
                                                              (thousands) 2014-15(2)   2015    quarter
                                                                                             2014-15(2)


United States(3) ............................       9,575.3     140,594.9       2.0     $968       3.0
  Private industry...........................       9,276.4     119,288.6       2.3      959       3.1
    Natural resources and mining.............         138.0       2,120.1      -3.3    1,053      -1.9
    Construction.............................         767.1       6,569.2       4.6    1,045       3.3
    Manufacturing............................         342.2      12,372.6       1.0    1,181       2.4
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,925.3      26,688.8       2.3      821       2.9
    Information..............................         152.6       2,761.1       1.0    1,671       3.9
    Financial activities.....................         847.1       7,862.3       1.9    1,461       4.8
    Professional and business services.......       1,727.1      19,644.7       2.6    1,257       4.2
    Education and health services............       1,522.6      20,963.7       2.3      879       2.3
    Leisure and hospitality..................         809.6      15,658.4       2.6      403       3.9
    Other services...........................         827.9       4,369.9       1.5      658       3.3
  Government.................................         298.8      21,306.3       0.5    1,017       2.2

Los Angeles, CA..............................         452.5       4,232.7       2.0    1,058       3.6
  Private industry...........................         446.6       3,670.0       2.0    1,025       3.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.0      -2.3    1,259       0.6
    Construction.............................          13.5         125.7       5.2    1,110       5.2
    Manufacturing............................          12.4         358.9      -1.4    1,133       1.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          53.4         795.8       1.5      888       3.9
    Information..............................           9.7         199.6       1.8    1,871       2.2
    Financial activities.....................          24.7         211.5       0.5    1,665       4.3
    Professional and business services.......          47.6         588.2       0.9    1,312       5.5
    Education and health services............         208.1         721.4       2.4      818       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................          31.4         486.9       2.4      591       7.1
    Other services...........................          27.8         145.6       0.2      673       5.3
  Government.................................           5.9         562.7       2.0    1,277       3.5

New York, NY.................................         129.7       2,378.9       2.3    1,842       3.3
  Private industry...........................         128.9       2,119.6       2.5    1,920       3.3
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      -5.6    2,162      -6.5
    Construction.............................           2.2          37.1       6.2    1,724       2.2
    Manufacturing............................           2.2          27.1       0.5    1,307      -0.5
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.4         260.8       0.7    1,328       2.0
    Information..............................           4.9         152.7       1.4    2,406      -1.4
    Financial activities.....................          19.2         370.2       1.4    3,599       5.4
    Professional and business services.......          27.4         547.3       4.0    2,164       4.1
    Education and health services............           9.8         325.7       2.1    1,213       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.9         289.8       2.5      815       2.9
    Other services...........................          20.5         101.3       1.8    1,091       1.6
  Government.................................           0.8         259.3       0.9    1,211       1.7

Cook, IL.....................................         164.0       2,548.6       1.5    1,116       2.5
  Private industry...........................         162.6       2,247.6       1.6    1,099       2.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           1.0      12.2    1,182       7.6
    Construction.............................          13.6          74.2       6.3    1,363       4.4
    Manufacturing............................           6.8         187.8       0.1    1,133       1.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          32.4         469.6       2.1      892       1.2
    Information..............................           2.8          54.5       0.1    1,699       2.6
    Financial activities.....................          16.4         187.2       0.4    1,974       5.3
    Professional and business services.......          35.1         464.6       1.5    1,397       1.1
    Education and health services............          17.0         432.2       1.5      926       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................          14.8         274.6       2.5      502       5.9
    Other services...........................          18.6          96.9      -1.0      848       4.0
  Government.................................           1.3         301.0       0.7    1,242       3.1

Harris, TX...................................         110.5       2,295.1       1.7    1,232       0.0
  Private industry...........................         110.0       2,029.8       1.7    1,255      -0.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.8          86.9      -6.9    3,187      -1.8
    Construction.............................           7.0         163.5       5.3    1,268       0.1
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         191.1      -3.9    1,512       0.1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.8         475.3       2.6    1,121       1.7
    Information..............................           1.2          27.9      -0.5    1,453       3.8
    Financial activities.....................          11.4         120.4       1.4    1,536       2.1
    Professional and business services.......          22.4         396.3       0.8    1,514      -0.7
    Education and health services............          15.1         277.4       4.5      958       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           9.4         224.5       4.3      429       2.4
    Other services...........................          11.7          65.6       2.3      753       1.5
  Government.................................           0.6         265.3       1.8    1,057       2.9

Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.3       1,774.4       3.2      948       1.7
  Private industry...........................          94.5       1,595.0       3.5      932       1.6
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.5       1.9      868       6.2
    Construction.............................           7.2          96.1       2.0      970       2.8
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         115.5      -0.1    1,381       1.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          19.9         356.3       3.1      853       2.2
    Information..............................           1.6          35.3       4.2    1,220      -2.6
    Financial activities.....................          11.1         158.8       4.4    1,218       5.7
    Professional and business services.......          21.9         304.5       2.8    1,024       2.0
    Education and health services............          10.8         266.6       4.2      950      -0.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.6         198.0       3.7      432      -1.1
    Other services...........................           6.3          49.7       4.5      671       3.1
  Government.................................           0.7         179.5       0.5    1,075       2.0

Dallas, TX...................................          72.4       1,607.2       4.2    1,154       2.8
  Private industry...........................          71.8       1,438.3       4.4    1,162       2.7
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.5       0.9    4,023       3.2
    Construction.............................           4.2          81.6       6.2    1,097       2.3
    Manufacturing............................           2.7         106.1      -0.3    1,269      -3.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.6         326.4       5.6    1,039       3.2
    Information..............................           1.4          48.1      -0.2    1,739       3.1
    Financial activities.....................           8.8         155.8       2.1    1,606       5.2
    Professional and business services.......          16.2         326.1       4.9    1,362       5.0
    Education and health services............           8.9         186.4       5.0      997       1.6
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.2         155.6       6.7      467       3.8
    Other services...........................           6.8          42.1       1.8      748       1.1
  Government.................................           0.5         168.8       2.5    1,085       3.4

Orange, CA...................................         111.2       1,519.8       2.7    1,086       4.9
  Private industry...........................         109.9       1,369.2       2.8    1,075       5.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.2      -8.2      800       4.3
    Construction.............................           6.5          88.4       7.0    1,185       2.8
    Manufacturing............................           4.9         155.2       0.4    1,328       6.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.7         253.6       0.9      971       3.4
    Information..............................           1.3          25.1      -0.1    1,665       2.9
    Financial activities.....................          10.8         115.6       2.1    1,659       9.4
    Professional and business services.......          20.4         280.1       1.5    1,337       7.0
    Education and health services............          28.4         190.4       3.6      910       2.1
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.1         203.4       3.4      454       3.9
    Other services...........................           7.0          44.6       2.3      665       3.4
  Government.................................           1.4         150.6       2.1    1,178       3.2

San Diego, CA................................         103.6       1,374.7       2.7    1,073       3.1
  Private industry...........................         101.8       1,147.1       3.0    1,057       3.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           9.5      -3.0      672      -3.6
    Construction.............................           6.5          68.9       8.5    1,103       4.2
    Manufacturing............................           3.1         104.2       2.8    1,601      12.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.1         214.3       0.9      823       4.0
    Information..............................           1.2          23.6      -4.1    1,608       0.0
    Financial activities.....................           9.5          70.4       1.9    1,351       9.6
    Professional and business services.......          18.0         227.3       2.5    1,603      -0.9
    Education and health services............          28.6         184.6       3.0      900       0.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.8         186.4       2.7      462       6.9
    Other services...........................           7.4          49.9       2.0      582       4.7
  Government.................................           1.8         227.6       1.5    1,158       2.2

King, WA.....................................          84.2       1,285.2       3.8    1,288       3.9
  Private industry...........................          83.7       1,119.3       3.9    1,296       4.1
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.9      17.6    1,325       2.9
    Construction.............................           6.2          63.7      12.4    1,230       2.9
    Manufacturing............................           2.4         106.4       0.1    1,544       2.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.6         240.6       4.2    1,182       6.3
    Information..............................           2.0          89.0       3.2    2,596       5.6
    Financial activities.....................           6.4          66.2       1.6    1,553       7.0
    Professional and business services.......          16.3         212.5       6.0    1,533       2.8
    Education and health services............          19.7         163.3       1.8      955       2.8
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.9         132.0       3.8      516       3.2
    Other services...........................           8.8          42.8       3.4      818       2.5
  Government.................................           0.5         165.9       2.7    1,235       2.5

Miami-Dade, FL...............................          96.7       1,061.4       3.5      931       2.1
  Private industry...........................          96.3         939.7       4.0      896       2.4
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.4       0.7      556       0.4
    Construction.............................           5.7          39.0       9.3      899       3.8
    Manufacturing............................           2.8          38.9       3.2      879       3.7
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.7         275.5       3.1      832       0.1
    Information..............................           1.5          17.7      -2.8    1,493       1.4
    Financial activities.....................          10.1          73.3       3.9    1,454       4.7
    Professional and business services.......          20.3         146.4       5.9    1,068       1.9
    Education and health services............          10.1         165.5       2.4      920       2.9
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.3         132.9       3.3      551       7.6
    Other services...........................           8.4          40.5       6.7      587       1.0
  Government.................................           0.3         121.7       0.2    1,179       0.9
 
(1) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(2) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(3) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
  
Note: Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2014 annual average employment.
Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.

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Last Modified Date: December 17, 2015
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