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Table 1. Employment and average annual pay for 2001 and 2000-01 percent changes for all covered workers1/ in the 249 largest counties


                Table 1.  Employment and average annual pay for 2001 and 2000-01 percent changes for all covered
                workers(1) in the 249 largest counties
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                         Employment(3)                    Average annual pay(3)    
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                       County(2)                            Percent       Ranked by                     Percent   
                                              2001          change,        percent         2001          change,   
                                                          2000-01(4)       change,                     2000-01(4)  
                                                                           2000-01                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                United States(5)........         -             -              -           $36,214          2.5     
                                                                                                                   
                Jefferson, AL...........      380,706        -0.9            196           35,449          4.2     
                Madison, AL.............      156,248         1.4             51           37,071          3.4     
                Mobile, AL..............      167,047        -1.4            211           29,491          3.0     
                Montgomery, AL..........      130,029        -0.8            186           29,948          3.6     
                Anchorage, AK...........      133,521         2.8             20           37,826          3.2     
                Maricopa, AZ............    1,562,034         1.2             59           35,681          1.6     
                Pima, AZ................      326,931        -0.6            173           30,696          5.1     
                Pulaski, AR.............      240,690        -0.7            178           32,256          4.7     
                Alameda, CA.............      697,291        -0.1            138           46,511          3.1     
                Contra Costa, CA........      337,354         0.7             81           44,774          5.8     
                                                                                                                   
                Fresno, CA..............      322,071        -0.1            139           27,891          6.6     
                Kern, CA................      242,151         1.5             47           30,120          5.4     
                Los Angeles, CA.........    4,102,386         0.6             88           40,907          3.1     
                Marin, CA...............      111,897         1.3             53           43,548          2.2     
                Monterey, CA............      166,234         0.8             76           31,743          5.9     
                Orange, CA..............    1,410,583         1.5             48           40,280          2.6     
                Placer, CA..............      116,002         6.0              1           34,672          3.8     
                Riverside, CA...........      491,295         4.1              8           30,011          3.0     
                Sacramento, CA..........      588,306         2.9             19           39,196          3.8     
                San Bernardino, CA......      545,139         2.8             21           30,991          3.6     
                                                                                                                   
                San Diego, CA...........    1,219,159         2.0             36           38,424          2.3     
                San Francisco, CA.......      585,458        -3.4            245           61,122          6.2     
                San Joaquin, CA.........      204,474         1.9             38           30,816          5.3     
                San Mateo, CA...........      370,148         0.1            122           62,509         -6.8     
                Santa Barbara, CA.......      177,337         0.9             66           33,609          3.2     
                Santa Clara, CA.........    1,003,811        -2.2            232           65,926        -13.5     
                Santa Cruz, CA..........      102,676         0.9             67           35,023         -2.2     
                Solano, CA..............      121,474         3.1             17           33,470          5.6     
                Sonoma, CA..............      194,963         2.1             31           36,150          1.1     
                Stanislaus, CA..........      164,370         2.2             30           29,523          4.6     
                                                                                                                   
                Tulare, CA..............      133,055         0.1            123           24,706          4.1     
                Ventura, CA.............      293,265         1.5             49           37,795          1.9     
                Adams, CO...............      146,002         0.5             94           34,760          4.0     
                Arapahoe, CO............      285,844        -0.2            146           44,997         -2.7     
                Boulder, CO.............      184,751         3.2             14           44,313         -2.7     
                Denver, CO..............      462,131        -0.6            174           46,126          4.0     
                El Paso, CO.............      240,083         0.9             68           34,381          4.1     
                Jefferson, CO...........      210,391         0.1            124           37,817          4.5     
                Larimer, CO.............      121,870         2.3             29           33,249          2.6     
                Fairfield, CT...........      421,447        -1.0            197           63,123          3.2     
                                                                                                                   
                Hartford, CT............      497,115        -0.5            167           45,049          3.2     
                New Haven, CT...........      363,361        -1.1            200           39,481          2.9     
                New London, CT..........      124,732         1.6             44           38,201          3.9     
                New Castle, DE..........      282,166         0.1            125           42,863          5.9     
                Washington, DC..........      635,583        -0.3            153           56,024          5.8     
                Alachua, FL.............      119,079         0.7             82           26,915          2.9     
                Brevard, FL.............      184,887         1.8             41           32,786          2.1     
                Broward, FL.............      664,095         2.1             32           33,964          2.2     
                Collier, FL.............      110,220         5.9              2           30,842          2.9     
                Duval, FL...............      436,089         1.6             45           33,766          3.0     
                                                                                                                   
                Escambia, FL............      121,382         0.9             69           28,594          7.1     
                Hillsborough, FL........      596,521         1.9             39           32,868          3.7     
                Lee, FL.................      172,243         4.7              5           29,397          4.4     
                Leon, FL................      142,865         0.8             77           30,267          3.5     
                Manatee, FL.............      118,697         5.1              4           26,629          4.4     
                Miami-Dade, FL..........      993,913         1.6             46           34,531          3.6     
                Orange, FL..............      602,698         0.2            112           32,226          3.5     
                Palm Beach, FL..........      499,532         3.9              9           35,962          2.1     
                Pinellas, FL............      449,459         3.4             12           31,740          1.5     
                Polk, FL................      184,900         0.3            105           28,803          3.3     

                Sarasota, FL............      147,207         4.5              6           29,029          1.9     
                Seminole, FL............      144,830         1.9             40           31,923          3.5     
                Volusia, FL.............      142,479        -0.2            147           26,093          4.0     
                Chatham, GA.............      122,798         0.0            129           30,522          2.9     
                Clayton, GA.............      115,028        -0.2            148           38,309          4.2     
                Cobb, GA................      301,743         0.0            130           40,196          3.6     
                Dekalb, GA..............      306,822        -0.4            159           39,548          2.4     
                Fulton, GA..............      755,986         0.2            113           47,747          1.5     
                Gwinnett, GA............      290,610         3.3             13           39,328          0.7     
                Richmond, GA............      104,867        -0.7            179           29,399          2.8     

                Honolulu, HI............      409,415         0.4            100           32,527          2.0     
                Ada, ID.................      182,401         2.8             22           33,070         -4.0     
                Cook, IL................    2,634,150        -1.4            212           44,044          2.7     
                Du Page, IL.............      581,011        -0.2            149           43,479          2.1     
                Kane, IL................      194,339        -0.1            140           33,353          3.7     
                Lake, IL................      316,225        -0.3            154           43,966          3.2     
                Peoria, IL..............      102,799        -1.8            222           33,276          6.0     
                Sangamon, IL............      145,150         0.2            114           36,265          4.3     
                Will, IL................      145,434         0.0            131           34,305          6.2     
                Winnebago, IL...........      139,862        -2.9            239           31,943          1.4     
                                                                                                                   
                Allen, IN...............      183,371        -2.3            234           32,824          1.7     
                Elkhart, IN.............      113,550        -6.8            249           30,797          1.5     
                Lake, IN................      194,618        -1.9            226           32,018          1.4     
                Marion, IN..............      591,478        -1.3            210           37,881          3.8     
                St. Joseph, IN..........      125,006        -3.1            241           30,773          3.8     
                Vanderburgh, IN.........      109,416         0.1            126           30,495          3.1     
                Linn, IA................      119,995        -1.6            216           34,672          1.7     
                Polk, IA................      263,443        -0.2            150           34,944          3.8     
                Johnson, KS.............      293,002         2.4             27           37,214         -0.1     
                Sedgwick, KS............      249,938         0.2            115           33,932          3.8     
                                                                                                                   
                Shawnee, KS.............      100,528         0.3            106           30,503          3.8     
                Fayette, KY.............      167,873        -2.3            235           32,214          4.9     
                Jefferson, KY...........      431,473        -1.7            219           34,681          4.0     
                Caddo, LA...............      120,858         1.3             54           29,409          2.2     
                East Baton Rouge, LA....      243,496        -1.0            198           30,371          3.8     
                Jefferson, LA...........      213,875        -0.5            168           29,312          4.5     
                Lafayette, LA...........      119,308         4.5              7           32,359          8.2     
                Orleans, LA.............      263,455         0.1            127           32,886          3.8     
                Cumberland, ME..........      168,147         1.3             55           32,327          5.1     
                Anne Arundel, MD........      200,180         2.8             23           37,189          4.9     
                                                                                                                   
                Baltimore, MD...........      360,086         0.2            116           36,240          6.2     
                Howard, MD..............      132,944         1.3             56           40,184          6.0     
                Montgomery, MD..........      449,838         0.9             70           45,892          5.0     
                Prince Georges, MD......      305,191         0.9             71           38,831          4.8     
                Baltimore City, MD......      381,209         0.4            101           40,501          5.0     
                Bristol, MA.............      218,781        -1.2            207           32,012          4.1     
                Essex, MA...............      306,115         0.2            117           39,244          0.5     
                Hampden, MA.............      204,814         0.9             72           33,357          3.6     
                Middlesex, MA...........      850,199         1.4             52           51,736          0.0     
                Norfolk, MA.............      327,014         0.7             83           44,178          2.2     

                Plymouth, MA............      166,453         0.8             78           34,931          3.4     
                Suffolk, MA.............      602,945         0.1            128           58,905          4.0     
                Worcester, MA...........      321,029         0.3            107           37,300         -0.9     
                Genesee, MI.............      160,137        -3.2            243           36,030         -0.8     
                Ingham, MI..............      174,008        -0.4            160           35,773          2.3     
                Kalamazoo, MI...........      116,589        -1.8            223           33,926          3.8     
                Kent, MI................      339,410        -1.8            224           34,576          1.7     
                Macomb, MI..............      326,001        -3.4            246           40,508         -1.0     
                Oakland, MI.............      752,905        -1.8            225           45,070          1.3     
                Ottawa, MI..............      115,781        -2.6            238           32,249          0.9     
                                                                                                                   
                Washtenaw, MI...........      195,090         0.0            132           40,193          0.0     
                Wayne, MI...............      841,621        -3.2            244           42,714          0.6     
                Anoka, MN...............      109,494        -0.3            155           34,588          1.9     
                Dakota, MN..............      155,560         1.2             60           35,701          3.9     
                Hennepin, MN............      864,006        -0.8            187           45,498          3.8     
                Ramsey, MN..............      333,292        -0.1            141           40,377          3.3     
                Hinds, MS...............      134,373        -0.8            188           31,135          1.8     
                Greene, MO..............      140,823        -0.8            189           28,077          4.1     
                Jackson, MO.............      385,096        -2.2            233           37,397          3.7     
                St. Louis, MO...........      640,845        -0.8            190           38,943          2.1     
                                                                                                                   
                St. Louis City, MO......      245,360        -2.1            229           40,836          5.8     
                Douglas, NE.............      325,676        -0.6            175           32,851          1.5     
                Lancaster, NE...........      148,264         1.0             63           29,353          3.0     
                Clark, NV...............      720,074         3.2             15           32,650          1.6     
                Washoe, NV..............      193,566         2.4             28           34,230          4.5     
                Hillsborough, NH........      192,677        -0.1            142           39,313          0.3     
                Rockingham, NH..........      130,880         0.7             84           36,648          2.3     
                Atlantic, NJ............      141,207         0.9             73           32,476          4.5     
                Bergen, NJ..............      451,763         1.1             61           46,814          1.1     
                Burlington, NJ..........      187,339         3.6             11           38,729          3.0     

                Camden, NJ..............      199,847         0.5             95           36,484          3.9     
                Essex, NJ...............      362,267        -0.3            156           46,489          4.1     
                Hudson, NJ..............      237,272         0.0            133           47,621          0.4     
                Mercer, NJ..............      215,558         2.7             25           45,746          2.4     
                Middlesex, NJ...........      399,503         1.3             57           47,636          2.5     
                Monmouth, NJ............      240,748         3.2             16           40,375          1.7     
                Morris, NJ..............      278,261         0.6             89           53,871        -10.9     
                Ocean, NJ...............      133,758         3.8             10           31,028          1.9     
                Passaic, NJ.............      175,044        -1.2            208           39,126          3.6     
                Somerset, NJ............      176,467         1.5             50           55,598          1.5     
                                                                                                                   
                Union, NJ...............      236,653        -0.1            143           46,185          2.0     
                Bernalillo, NM..........      309,340         0.7             85           31,654          4.9     
                Albany, NY..............      229,995        -0.5            169           37,859          5.8     
                Bronx, NY...............      214,492         0.5             96           34,359          4.6     
                Dutchess, NY............      112,973         2.6             26           38,744          7.4     
                Erie, NY................      454,555        -1.1            201           32,098          1.9     
                Kings, NY...............      439,461        -0.1            144           31,939          3.8     
                Monroe, NY..............      395,038        -0.4            161           36,595          3.3     
                Nassau, NY..............      594,478        -0.6            176           40,586          1.4     
                New York, NY............    2,345,709        -1.4            213           74,641          2.9     
                                                                                                                   
                Oneida, NY..............      108,714        -1.7            220           28,361          3.9     
                Onondaga, NY............      249,661        -1.1            202           33,510          3.1     
                Orange, NY..............      120,792         0.6             90           30,225          3.0     
                Queens, NY..............      478,590        -0.7            180           36,974          5.7     
                Rockland, NY............      107,229         0.2            118           38,745          4.0     
                Suffolk, NY.............      582,174         0.2            119           38,692          2.2     
                Westchester, NY.........      405,040        -0.4            162           48,584          3.2     
                Buncombe, NC............      105,196        -0.4            163           28,714          3.8     
                Cumberland, NC..........      106,260        -2.9            240           26,993          3.4     
                Durham, NC..............      169,677         0.4            102           48,055         -2.6     
                                                                                                                   
                Forsyth, NC.............      180,008        -0.8            191           34,697          2.0     
                Guilford, NC............      274,038        -2.1            230           33,202          3.1     
                Mecklenburg, NC.........      513,815         0.3            108           41,795          3.1     
                Wake, NC................      385,399         0.8             79           36,981          4.5     
                Butler, OH..............      126,865        -0.5            170           32,325          2.6     
                Cuyahoga, OH............      796,430        -1.6            217           37,532          2.8     
                Franklin, OH............      702,623         0.2            120           36,089          3.2     
                Hamilton, OH............      559,876        -1.1            203           38,331          1.9     
                Lorain, OH..............      103,115        -3.5            247           32,190          0.6     
                Lucas, OH...............      234,677        -1.7            221           33,089          2.6     
                                                                                                                   
                Mahoning, OH............      109,005        -3.5            248           26,852          3.4     
                Montgomery, OH..........      298,981        -1.5            214           34,783          0.7     
                Stark, OH...............      173,891        -1.6            218           29,197          2.4     
                Summit, OH..............      261,166        -2.1            231           33,405          2.0     
                Oklahoma, OK............      415,294         0.3            109           30,161          3.2     
                Tulsa, OK...............      342,021         0.4            103           32,777          5.2     
                Clackamas, OR...........      133,961        -0.2            151           33,706          3.8     
                Lane, OR................      137,593        -1.9            227           28,976          3.9     
                Marion, OR..............      126,945        -0.7            181           28,779          2.4     
                Multnomah, OR...........      444,183        -1.1            204           37,658          2.3     
                                                                                                                   
                Washington, OR..........      228,253         1.3             58           42,168         -5.2     
                Allegheny, PA...........      711,540         0.3            110           38,085          3.7     
                Berks, PA...............      165,261        -0.7            182           32,810          2.5     
                Bucks, PA...............      246,474         0.6             91           35,236          3.5     
                Chester, PA.............      217,156         0.6             92           44,214          1.0     
                Cumberland, PA..........      122,668        -0.6            177           33,997          3.6     
                Dauphin, PA.............      173,307         0.3            111           34,854          3.5     
                Delaware, PA............      213,963         0.9             74           38,486          4.5     
                Erie, PA................      128,905        -2.3            236           29,290          3.3     
                Lancaster, PA...........      218,435        -0.3            157           31,486          2.2     
                                                                                                                   
                Lehigh, PA..............      172,875         0.2            121           35,562          0.8     
                Luzerne, PA.............      141,927        -0.8            192           28,918          3.8     
                Montgomery, PA..........      485,911         0.5             97           44,364          1.3     
                Philadelphia, PA........      658,898        -0.7            183           40,810          2.8     
                Westmoreland, PA........      134,151        -0.4            164           28,831          3.0     
                York, PA................      165,868        -1.0            199           31,937          3.3     
                Providence, RI..........      288,438        -0.8            193           34,554          3.4     
                Charleston, SC..........      180,505        -1.1            205           29,020          4.8     
                Greenville, SC..........      226,112        -3.1            242           32,631          4.3     
                Richland, SC............      205,671        -0.5            171           30,590          3.3     

                Spartanburg, SC.........      117,177        -2.3            237           31,849          4.1     
                Minnehaha, SD...........      106,718         1.1             62           29,203          3.5     
                Davidson, TN............      434,574         0.0            134           35,391          1.5     
                Hamilton, TN............      187,760        -0.3            158           31,218          2.1     
                Knox, TN................      203,632         0.7             86           30,748          2.2     
                Shelby, TN..............      497,052        -0.4            165           35,760          4.1     
                Bexar, TX...............      655,490         1.0             64           31,022          3.7     
                Cameron, TX.............      111,359         2.1             33           22,146          2.8     
                Collin, TX..............      181,095         5.7              3           41,317          2.0     
                Dallas, TX..............    1,551,255        -0.5            172           44,897          1.2     
                                                                                                                   
                Denton, TX..............      122,572         1.0             65           30,785          5.1     
                El Paso, TX.............      248,663        -1.1            206           25,836          3.1     
                Harris, TX..............    1,864,179         1.7             43           43,747          4.5     
                Hidalgo, TX.............      168,637         3.1             18           22,317          2.9     
                Jefferson, TX...........      118,762        -1.9            228           32,565          4.1     
                Lubbock, TX.............      118,029         2.1             34           26,581          1.1     
                Nueces, TX..............      143,502         0.7             87           29,403          4.3     
                Tarrant, TX.............      709,041         0.5             98           37,290          5.2     
                Travis, TX..............      534,887        -0.7            184           41,692          0.9     
                Salt Lake, UT...........      530,616         0.0            135           33,197          3.1     
                                                                                                                   
                Utah, UT................      143,443         0.5             99           28,275          1.4     
                Arlington, VA...........      159,394         0.4            104           55,310          4.7     
                Chesterfield, VA........      107,700        -0.1            145           32,953          3.4     
                Fairfax, VA.............      543,271         2.8             24           52,610          2.0     
                Henrico, VA.............      169,820         2.0             37           37,868          4.8     
                Norfolk, VA.............      146,428         0.8             80           33,501          4.1     
                Richmond, VA............      165,016        -0.7            185           40,154          3.9     
                Virginia Beach, VA......      166,050         0.9             75           26,740          5.2     
                Clark, WA...............      114,686         2.1             35           33,122          2.9     
                King, WA................    1,147,290        -0.8            194           47,224         -0.5     
                                                                                                                   
                Pierce, WA..............      238,565        -1.5            215           31,255          4.6     
                Snohomish, WA...........      209,881        -0.2            152           36,360          3.6     
                Spokane, WA.............      190,042         0.0            136           29,323         -1.5     
                Kanawha, WV.............      111,594        -0.8            195           31,581          4.7     
                Brown, WI...............      142,499         0.0            137           32,500          3.1     
                Dane, WI................      279,031         1.8             42           34,107          3.9     
                Milwaukee, WI...........      519,880        -1.2            209           35,819          3.1     
                Waukesha, WI............      224,660         0.6             93           37,093          3.7     
                                                                                                                   
                San Juan, PR............      324,827        -0.4            166           22,182          4.1     

                  1 Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for
                Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.  The 248 U.S. counties comprise 66.2 percent of the total
                covered workers in the U.S.
                
                  2 Includes areas not officially designated as counties.  See Technical Note.
                
                  3 Data are preliminary.
                
                  4 Percent changes were computed from annual 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.
                   
 
 
 



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