July 12, 2007
In June 2006, the corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices industry employed 1.7 million people.
The counties with the highest employment in managing offices were Los Angeles County, New York County, and Cook County, Illinois (which contains Chicago).
Only 1.3 percent of jobs in the United States overall are in the managing offices industry. In the counties with the highest employment in the managing offices industry, the percentage of jobs in the industry ranges from about 1.2 to 4.0 times the national average.
Some smaller areas have an even higher percentage of their county employment in the managing offices industry. Benton County, Arkansas, has the highest percentage of its employment in this industry at 13.5 percent, more than 10 times the national average.
These data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. To learn more, see "Corporate management in selected local economies" (PDF), summary 07-02, May 2007, part of the Issues in Labor Statistics series. The corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices industry is made up of establishments primarily engaged in administering, overseeing, and managing other establishments of the same company or enterprise.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment in managing offices, June 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jul/wk2/art04.htm (visited July 30, 2014).
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