January 03, 2007
The five U.S. counties with the greatest number of telemarketing employees supplied a little over 11 percent of the total number of workers in the industry with a combined total of 38,620 in March 2006.
With 10,175 telemarketers accounting for 1.8 percent of its total employment, Bexar County, Texas, which contains San Antonio, tops the list. The telemarketing employees earn an average of $653 per week, more than $100 above the national average for the industry.
Maricopa County, Arizona employs 7,669 people in the telemarketing industry, which is 0.5 percent of its total employment. (Maricopa’s county seat is Phoenix.)
Close behind Maricopa County are Miami-Dade County, Florida and Salt Lake County, Utah, with 7,455 and 7,415 telemarketing employees, respectively.
Rounding out the top five is Tarrant County, Texas, with a little more than half the number of telemarketing industry employees as Bexar. Tarrant County is an urban county located in the north central part of Texas; Fort Worth serves as the county seat.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data, which are preliminary and subject to revision. Data presented here are for all private-sector workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Find out more in "Telemarketing: Five Industry Centers," (PDF) Issues in Labor Statistics, BLS Summary 06-06.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Telemarketing centers in the U.S. on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jan/wk1/art01.htm (visited September 17, 2014).
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