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County Employment and Wages in New York - Second Quarter 2015

Average weekly wages in all 18 large counties in New York increased from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. (Large counties are those with 2014 annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more.) Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that Saratoga County had the largest growth in average weekly wages, 5.4 percent, followed by Westchester County, 4.1 percent. (See chart 1 and table 1.)

Seven of New York’s large counties reported average weekly wages above the $968 national average in the second quarter of 2015. Average weekly wages in five counties (New York, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Albany) exceeded $1,000.

 Chart 1. Large counties ranked by percent increase in average weekly wages, second quarter 2014-2015 and Chart 2. Large counties ranked by percent increase in employment, June 2014-June 2015

Seventeen of the 18 large counties in New York had employment gains from June 2014 to June 2015. The largest growth was in Kings County, up 4.4 percent while the smallest rate of growth was in Onandaga County, at 0.1 percent. Nationally, employment grew 2.0 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 as 319 of the 342 largest U.S. counties added jobs. (See chart 2.)

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 44 counties in New York with employment levels below 75,000. Average wages in all but two of these smaller counties were below the national average in the second quarter of 2015. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

Three of New York’s large counties had average weekly wage growth above the national average of 3.0 percent from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. (See table 1.) Saratoga County ranked 13th and Westchester County ranked 37th among the 342 large counties in the nation with wage increases of 5.4 and 4.1 percent over the year, respectively. New York County ranked 87th with a wage gain of 3.3 percent.

Nationally, 323 of the 342 largest counties had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Ventura, Calif., had the largest wage gain, up 15.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014. Santa Clara, Calif., was second with a wage increase of 11.3 percent, followed by Forsyth, N.C. (10.9 percent). Among the 16 counties with declining weekly wages, Olmsted, Minn., had the largest loss, 5.2 percent, followed by Ector, Texas, at 5.1 percent.

Large county average weekly wages

New York County had the highest average weekly wage in the state at $1,842 and ranked 3rd among the 342 largest counties in the United States. Westchester County ($1,274) ranked in the top 25 in the nation, at 19th. Five additional counties (Nassau, Suffolk, Albany, Rockland, and Dutchess) had average weekly wages that placed them in the top 100 nationwide. Broome ($774) and Oneida ($776) reported the lowest average weekly wages among the state’s large counties and ranked 295th and 293rd, respectively.

Nationally, 102 large counties had average weekly wages above the U.S. average of $968 in the second quarter of 2015. Santa Clara., Calif., held the top position among the highest-paid large counties with an average weekly wage of $2,109. San Mateo, Calif., was second at $1,863, followed by New York, N.Y. at $1,842.

Seventy percent of the largest U.S. counties (240) reported weekly wages below the national average. Horry County, S.C., reported the lowest wage ($568), followed by the Texas counties of Cameron ($586) and Hidalgo ($614). Wages in these lowest-ranked counties were less than one-third of the average weekly wage reported for the highest-ranked county, San Mateo, Calif.

Large county employment

Employment rose in 17 of the 18 largest counties in New York State from June 2014 to June 2015. Seven of these counties— Kings, Queens, Saratoga, New York, Rockland, Bronx, and Westchester—had employment growth above the national rate of 2.0 percent. Only Broome County lost jobs, down 1.2 percent.

Nationally, employment grew in 319 of the 342 largest counties nationwide. The largest over-the-year percentage growth was recorded in Utah, Utah (7.5 percent). Ector, Texas, had the largest over-the-year decrease (-4.2 percent).

In New York, employment was highest in New York County (2,495,683) followed by Suffolk (634,939) and Nassau (604,958). Altogether, New York’s large counties accounted for 85.3 percent of total state employment. Nationwide, the 342 largest counties made up 72.1 percent of total U.S. employment.

Average weekly wages in New York’s smaller counties

Forty-two of New York’s 44 counties with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages below the national average of $968. Schenectady ($1,016) and Putnam ($987) were the exceptions. (See table 2.) Yates and Schuyler counties in western New York reported the lowest average weekly wages at $635 and $659, respectively.

When all 62 counties in New York were considered, all but 10 had wages below $950. Seventeen counties reported average weekly wages less than $749, 25 had wages from $750 to $849, and 10 had wages from $850 to$949. Nine of the 10 counties with an average weekly wage at or above $950 were clustered in the Hudson River Valley or on Long Island. The counties with the lowest average weekly wage, under $749, were all located in the northern and western parts of the state. (See chart 3.)

Additional statistics and other information

Quarterly data for states have been included in this release in table 3. For additional information about quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note or visit www.bls.gov/cew.

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information by detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and all states. The 2014 edition of this publication contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2015 version of the national news release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2014 are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn14.htm. The 2015 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2016.

The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2015 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

Average weekly wage data by county are compiled under 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 9.6 million employer reports cover 140.6 million full- and part-time workers. The average weekly wage values are calculated by dividing quarterly total wages by the average of the three monthly employment levels of those covered by UI programs. The result is then divided by 13, the number of weeks in a quarter. It is to be noted, therefore, that over-the-year wage changes for geographic areas may reflect shifts in the composition of employment by industry, occupation, and such other factors as hours of work. Thus, wages may vary among counties, metropolitan areas, or states for reasons other than changes in the average wage level. Data for all states, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), counties, and the nation are available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/cew; however, data in QCEW press releases have been revised and may not match the data contained on the Bureau’s Web site.

QCEW data are not designed as a time series. QCEW data are simply the sums of individual establishment records reflecting 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.

The preliminary QCEW data presented in this release may differ from data released by the individual states as well as from the data presented on the BLS Web site. These potential differences result from the states’ continuing receipt, review and editing of UI data over time. On the other hand, differences between data in this release and the data found on the BLS Web site are the result of adjustments made to improve over-the-year comparisons. Specifically, these adjustments account for administrative (noneconomic) changes such as a correction to a previously reported location or industry classification. Adjusting for these administrative changes allows users to more accurately assess changes of an economic nature (such as a firm moving from one county to another or changing its primary economic activity) over a 12-month period. Currently, adjusted data are available only from BLS press releases.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Covered employment and wages in the United States and the 18 largest counties in New York, second quarter 2015
Area Employment Average weekly wage (1)
June 2015 (thousands) Percent change, June 2014-15 (2) National ranking by percent change (3) Average weekly wage National ranking by level (3) Percent change, second quarter 2014-15 (2) National ranking by percent change (3)

United States (4)

140,594.9 2.0 -- $968 -- 3.0 --

New York

9,136.9 1.9 -- 1,180 3 3.1 9

Albany, N.Y.

231.1 1.1 243 1,013 81 2.9 120

Bronx, N.Y.

299.9 2.1 155 928 137 2.3 194

Broome, N.Y.

87.7 -1.2 335 774 295 2.4 180

Dutchess, N.Y.

111.7 1.1 243 977 98 1.0 298

Erie, N.Y.

468.0 0.8 275 843 217 2.2 198

Kings, N.Y.

663.0 4.4 17 813 252 2.9 120

Monroe, N.Y.

384.5 0.9 265 913 150 2.0 220

Nassau, N.Y.

626.7 1.2 235 1,094 48 2.3 194

New York, N.Y.

2,378.9 2.3 138 1,842 3 3.3 87

Oneida, N.Y.

105.3 0.7 284 776 293 2.1 207

Onondaga, N.Y.

244.2 0.1 315 884 173 2.2 198

Orange, N.Y.

141.5 1.2 235 850 206 2.9 120

Queens, N.Y.

636.5 3.8 42 905 162 1.0 298

Richmond, N.Y.

113.4 1.8 172 853 204 3.0 114

Rockland, N.Y.

120.6 2.2 147 979 97 0.2 323

Saratoga, N.Y.

86.0 3.0 88 918 149 5.4 13

Suffolk, N.Y.

665.3 1.1 243 1,025 72 1.4 276

Westchester, N.Y.

429.6 2.1 155 1,274 19 4.1 37

Footnotes:
(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.
(3) Ranking does not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(4) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
 

Note: Data are preliminary. Covered employment and wages includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
 

Table 2. Covered [1] employment and wages in the United States and all counties in New York, second quarter 2015 [2]
Area Employment June 2015 Average weekly wage (3)

United States (4)

140,594,927 $968

New York

9,136,947 1180

Albany

231,077 1,013

Allegany

13,863 709

Bronx

299,870 928

Broome

87,714 774

Cattaraugus

29,692 745

Cayuga

27,088 803

Chautauqua

51,211 711

Chemung

37,296 843

Chenango

18,198 800

Clinton

33,242 806

Columbia

22,113 751

Cortland

18,243 729

Delaware

14,923 775

Dutchess

111,696 977

Erie

467,976 843

Essex

14,882 725

Franklin

18,188 791

Fulton

17,565 708

Genesee

24,664 721

Greene

14,937 807

Hamilton

2,118 678

Herkimer

17,252 697

Jefferson

43,519 757

Kings

663,005 813

Lewis

6,639 727

Livingston

20,264 703

Madison

21,307 718

Monroe

384,479 913

Montgomery

18,870 751

Nassau

626,730 1,094

New York

2,378,876 1,842

Niagara

75,120 751

Oneida

105,267 776

Onondaga

244,205 884

Ontario

54,367 842

Orange

141,475 850

Orleans

13,220 780

Oswego

34,150 805

Otsego

24,539 744

Putnam

26,618 987

Queens

636,509 905

Rensselaer

52,321 950

Richmond

113,429 853

Rockland

120,644 979

Saratoga

86,026 918

Schenectady

63,582 1,016

Schoharie

8,782 700

Schuyler

5,275 659

Seneca

12,043 794

St. Lawrence

35,327 808

Steuben

37,880 915

Suffolk

665,346 1,025

Sullivan

26,259 752

Tioga

13,365 926

Tompkins

50,955 921

Ulster

60,703 777

Warren

41,641 739

Washington

16,202 837

Wayne

29,909 761

Westchester

429,630 1,274

Wyoming

14,468 785

Yates

7,195 635

Footnotes:
(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.
 

Table 3. Covered employment and wages by state, second quarter 2015
State Employment Average weekly wage (1)
June 2015 (thousands) Percent change, June 2014-15 Average weekly wage National ranking by level Percent change, second quarter 2014-15 National ranking by percent change

United States (2)

140,594.9 2.0 $968 -- 3.0 --

Alabama

1,899.3 1.3 819 37 1.6 41

Alaska

346.6 0.4 1,028 8 2.4 30

Arizona

2,549.9 2.5 904 21 1.8 39

Arkansas

1,184.6 1.7 762 47 2.1 35

California

16,338.9 2.8 1,131 5 5.5 1

Colorado

2,517.1 3.2 989 13 3.0 13

Connecticut

1,693.1 0.9 1,177 4 2.0 38

Delaware

439.1 2.2 991 12 1.5 42

District of Columbia

745.1 1.8 1,599 1 1.8 39

Florida

7,907.7 3.6 861 28 2.6 23

Georgia

4,167.8 3.4 903 22 2.4 30

Hawaii

635.9 1.6 876 24 3.8 6

Idaho

678.5 2.9 713 50 2.3 33

Illinois

5,925.5 1.5 1,015 10 2.6 23

Indiana

2,966.0 1.7 811 40 3.4 7

Iowa

1,561.2 0.9 802 43 2.8 18

Kansas

1,382.1 0.7 819 37 2.8 18

Kentucky

1,850.5 1.7 822 35 3.0 13

Louisiana

1,930.6 0.5 850 30 0.8 47

Maine

615.8 0.8 768 46 2.9 16

Maryland

2,631.3 1.4 1,046 7 2.6 23

Massachusetts

3,488.3 2.1 1,211 2 4.7 2

Michigan

4,225.0 1.5 916 20 2.1 35

Minnesota

2,826.3 1.5 977 15 3.2 8

Mississippi

1,114.7 1.1 709 51 0.6 48

Missouri

2,746.6 1.7 842 32 2.8 18

Montana

461.5 1.8 754 48 2.7 21

Nebraska

968.7 1.2 787 44 4.1 3

Nevada

1,248.1 3.2 855 29 2.6 23

New Hampshire

647.7 1.5 967 16 1.3 46

New Jersey

4,000.2 1.5 1,126 6 2.6 23

New Mexico

808.4 0.8 805 41 1.4 44

New York

9,136.9 1.9 1,180 3 3.1 9

North Carolina

4,185.6 2.6 850 30 3.9 4

North Dakota

445.0 -1.8 939 18 0.3 50

Ohio

5,308.1 1.4 865 26 2.4 30

Oklahoma

1,591.5 0.6 818 39 0.5 49

Oregon

1,810.4 3.4 899 23 3.0 13

Pennsylvania

5,763.9 0.8 958 17 2.7 21

Rhode Island

480.0 1.5 925 19 2.9 16

South Carolina

1,963.5 2.5 782 45 2.1 35

South Dakota

428.6 1.3 740 49 3.9 4

Tennessee

2,832.1 2.8 863 27 3.1 9

Texas

11,689.4 2.4 988 14 1.5 42

Utah

1,345.9 3.9 821 36 3.1 9

Vermont

309.3 0.6 831 34 2.2 34

Virginia

3,767.2 1.7 1,000 11 2.5 29

Washington

3,197.6 3.3 1,026 9 3.1 9

West Virginia

706.5 -0.8 803 42 1.4 44

Wisconsin

2,839.8 1.0 836 33 2.6 23

Wyoming

291.5 -1.5 869 25 -0.1 51

Puerto Rico

884.6 -1.4 513 (3) 2.0 (3)

Virgin Islands

37.9 0.1 748 (3) 2.2 (3)

Footnotes:
(1) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(2) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(3) Data not included in the national ranking.
 

Note: Data are preliminary. Covered employment and wages includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
 

 Chart 3. Average weekly wages by county in New York State, second quarter 2015

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County Employment and Wages in New York - Second Quarter 2015

Average weekly wages in all 18 large counties in New York increased from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. (Large counties are those with 2014 annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more.) Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that Saratoga County had the largest growth in average weekly wages, 5.4 percent, followed by Westchester County, 4.1 percent. (See chart 1 and table 1.)

Seven of New York’s large counties reported average weekly wages above the $968 national average in the second quarter of 2015. Average weekly wages in five counties (New York, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Albany) exceeded $1,000.

 Chart 1. Large counties ranked by percent increase in average weekly wages, second quarter 2014-2015 and Chart 2. Large counties ranked by percent increase in employment, June 2014-June 2015

Seventeen of the 18 large counties in New York had employment gains from June 2014 to June 2015. The largest growth was in Kings County, up 4.4 percent while the smallest rate of growth was in Onandaga County, at 0.1 percent. Nationally, employment grew 2.0 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 as 319 of the 342 largest U.S. counties added jobs. (See chart 2.)

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 44 counties in New York with employment levels below 75,000. Average wages in all but two of these smaller counties were below the national average in the second quarter of 2015. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

Three of New York’s large counties had average weekly wage growth above the national average of 3.0 percent from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. (See table 1.) Saratoga County ranked 13th and Westchester County ranked 37th among the 342 large counties in the nation with wage increases of 5.4 and 4.1 percent over the year, respectively. New York County ranked 87th with a wage gain of 3.3 percent.

Nationally, 323 of the 342 largest counties had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Ventura, Calif., had the largest wage gain, up 15.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014. Santa Clara, Calif., was second with a wage increase of 11.3 percent, followed by Forsyth, N.C. (10.9 percent). Among the 16 counties with declining weekly wages, Olmsted, Minn., had the largest loss, 5.2 percent, followed by Ector, Texas, at 5.1 percent.

Large county average weekly wages

New York County had the highest average weekly wage in the state at $1,842 and ranked 3rd among the 342 largest counties in the United States. Westchester County ($1,274) ranked in the top 25 in the nation, at 19th. Five additional counties (Nassau, Suffolk, Albany, Rockland, and Dutchess) had average weekly wages that placed them in the top 100 nationwide. Broome ($774) and Oneida ($776) reported the lowest average weekly wages among the state’s large counties and ranked 295th and 293rd, respectively.

Nationally, 102 large counties had average weekly wages above the U.S. average of $968 in the second quarter of 2015. Santa Clara., Calif., held the top position among the highest-paid large counties with an average weekly wage of $2,109. San Mateo, Calif., was second at $1,863, followed by New York, N.Y. at $1,842.

Seventy percent of the largest U.S. counties (240) reported weekly wages below the national average. Horry County, S.C., reported the lowest wage ($568), followed by the Texas counties of Cameron ($586) and Hidalgo ($614). Wages in these lowest-ranked counties were less than one-third of the average weekly wage reported for the highest-ranked county, San Mateo, Calif.

Large county employment

Employment rose in 17 of the 18 largest counties in New York State from June 2014 to June 2015. Seven of these counties— Kings, Queens, Saratoga, New York, Rockland, Bronx, and Westchester—had employment growth above the national rate of 2.0 percent. Only Broome County lost jobs, down 1.2 percent.

Nationally, employment grew in 319 of the 342 largest counties nationwide. The largest over-the-year percentage growth was recorded in Utah, Utah (7.5 percent). Ector, Texas, had the largest over-the-year decrease (-4.2 percent).

In New York, employment was highest in New York County (2,495,683) followed by Suffolk (634,939) and Nassau (604,958). Altogether, New York’s large counties accounted for 85.3 percent of total state employment. Nationwide, the 342 largest counties made up 72.1 percent of total U.S. employment.

Average weekly wages in New York’s smaller counties

Forty-two of New York’s 44 counties with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages below the national average of $968. Schenectady ($1,016) and Putnam ($987) were the exceptions. (See table 2.) Yates and Schuyler counties in western New York reported the lowest average weekly wages at $635 and $659, respectively.

When all 62 counties in New York were considered, all but 10 had wages below $950. Seventeen counties reported average weekly wages less than $749, 25 had wages from $750 to $849, and 10 had wages from $850 to$949. Nine of the 10 counties with an average weekly wage at or above $950 were clustered in the Hudson River Valley or on Long Island. The counties with the lowest average weekly wage, under $749, were all located in the northern and western parts of the state. (See chart 3.)

Additional statistics and other information

Quarterly data for states have been included in this release in table 3. For additional information about quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note or visit www.bls.gov/cew.

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information by detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and all states. The 2014 edition of this publication contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2015 version of the national news release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2014 are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn14.htm. The 2015 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2016.

The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2015 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

Average weekly wage data by county are compiled under 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 9.6 million employer reports cover 140.6 million full- and part-time workers. The average weekly wage values are calculated by dividing quarterly total wages by the average of the three monthly employment levels of those covered by UI programs. The result is then divided by 13, the number of weeks in a quarter. It is to be noted, therefore, that over-the-year wage changes for geographic areas may reflect shifts in the composition of employment by industry, occupation, and such other factors as hours of work. Thus, wages may vary among counties, metropolitan areas, or states for reasons other than changes in the average wage level. Data for all states, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), counties, and the nation are available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/cew; however, data in QCEW press releases have been revised and may not match the data contained on the Bureau’s Web site.

QCEW data are not designed as a time series. QCEW data are simply the sums of individual establishment records reflecting 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.

The preliminary QCEW data presented in this release may differ from data released by the individual states as well as from the data presented on the BLS Web site. These potential differences result from the states’ continuing receipt, review and editing of UI data over time. On the other hand, differences between data in this release and the data found on the BLS Web site are the result of adjustments made to improve over-the-year comparisons. Specifically, these adjustments account for administrative (noneconomic) changes such as a correction to a previously reported location or industry classification. Adjusting for these administrative changes allows users to more accurately assess changes of an economic nature (such as a firm moving from one county to another or changing its primary economic activity) over a 12-month period. Currently, adjusted data are available only from BLS press releases.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Covered employment and wages in the United States and the 18 largest counties in New York, second quarter 2015
Area Employment Average weekly wage (1)
June 2015 (thousands) Percent change, June 2014-15 (2) National ranking by percent change (3) Average weekly wage National ranking by level (3) Percent change, second quarter 2014-15 (2) National ranking by percent change (3)

United States (4)

140,594.9 2.0 -- $968 -- 3.0 --

New York

9,136.9 1.9 -- 1,180 3 3.1 9

Albany, N.Y.

231.1 1.1 243 1,013 81 2.9 120

Bronx, N.Y.

299.9 2.1 155 928 137 2.3 194

Broome, N.Y.

87.7 -1.2 335 774 295 2.4 180

Dutchess, N.Y.

111.7 1.1 243 977 98 1.0 298

Erie, N.Y.

468.0 0.8 275 843 217 2.2 198

Kings, N.Y.

663.0 4.4 17 813 252 2.9 120

Monroe, N.Y.

384.5 0.9 265 913 150 2.0 220

Nassau, N.Y.

626.7 1.2 235 1,094 48 2.3 194

New York, N.Y.

2,378.9 2.3 138 1,842 3 3.3 87

Oneida, N.Y.

105.3 0.7 284 776 293 2.1 207

Onondaga, N.Y.

244.2 0.1 315 884 173 2.2 198

Orange, N.Y.

141.5 1.2 235 850 206 2.9 120

Queens, N.Y.

636.5 3.8 42 905 162 1.0 298

Richmond, N.Y.

113.4 1.8 172 853 204 3.0 114

Rockland, N.Y.

120.6 2.2 147 979 97 0.2 323

Saratoga, N.Y.

86.0 3.0 88 918 149 5.4 13

Suffolk, N.Y.

665.3 1.1 243 1,025 72 1.4 276

Westchester, N.Y.

429.6 2.1 155 1,274 19 4.1 37

Footnotes:
(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.
(3) Ranking does not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(4) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
 

Note: Data are preliminary. Covered employment and wages includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
 

Table 2. Covered [1] employment and wages in the United States and all counties in New York, second quarter 2015 [2]
Area Employment June 2015 Average weekly wage (3)

United States (4)

140,594,927 $968

New York

9,136,947 1180

Albany

231,077 1,013

Allegany

13,863 709

Bronx

299,870 928

Broome

87,714 774

Cattaraugus

29,692 745

Cayuga

27,088 803

Chautauqua

51,211 711

Chemung

37,296 843

Chenango

18,198 800

Clinton

33,242 806

Columbia

22,113 751

Cortland

18,243 729

Delaware

14,923 775

Dutchess

111,696 977

Erie

467,976 843

Essex

14,882 725

Franklin

18,188 791

Fulton

17,565 708

Genesee

24,664 721

Greene

14,937 807

Hamilton

2,118 678

Herkimer

17,252 697

Jefferson

43,519 757

Kings

663,005 813

Lewis

6,639 727

Livingston

20,264 703

Madison

21,307 718

Monroe

384,479 913

Montgomery

18,870 751

Nassau

626,730 1,094

New York

2,378,876 1,842

Niagara

75,120 751

Oneida

105,267 776

Onondaga

244,205 884

Ontario

54,367 842

Orange

141,475 850

Orleans

13,220 780

Oswego

34,150 805

Otsego

24,539 744

Putnam

26,618 987

Queens

636,509 905

Rensselaer

52,321 950

Richmond

113,429 853

Rockland

120,644 979

Saratoga

86,026 918

Schenectady

63,582 1,016

Schoharie

8,782 700

Schuyler

5,275 659

Seneca

12,043 794

St. Lawrence

35,327 808

Steuben

37,880 915

Suffolk

665,346 1,025

Sullivan

26,259 752

Tioga

13,365 926

Tompkins

50,955 921

Ulster

60,703 777

Warren

41,641 739

Washington

16,202 837

Wayne

29,909 761

Westchester

429,630 1,274

Wyoming

14,468 785

Yates

7,195 635

Footnotes:
(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.
 

Table 3. Covered employment and wages by state, second quarter 2015
State Employment Average weekly wage (1)
June 2015 (thousands) Percent change, June 2014-15 Average weekly wage National ranking by level Percent change, second quarter 2014-15 National ranking by percent change

United States (2)

140,594.9 2.0 $968 -- 3.0 --

Alabama

1,899.3 1.3 819 37 1.6 41

Alaska

346.6 0.4 1,028 8 2.4 30

Arizona

2,549.9 2.5 904 21 1.8 39

Arkansas

1,184.6 1.7 762 47 2.1 35

California

16,338.9 2.8 1,131 5 5.5 1

Colorado

2,517.1 3.2 989 13 3.0 13

Connecticut

1,693.1 0.9 1,177 4 2.0 38

Delaware

439.1 2.2 991 12 1.5 42

District of Columbia

745.1 1.8 1,599 1 1.8 39

Florida

7,907.7 3.6 861 28 2.6 23

Georgia

4,167.8 3.4 903 22 2.4 30

Hawaii

635.9 1.6 876 24 3.8 6

Idaho

678.5 2.9 713 50 2.3 33

Illinois

5,925.5 1.5 1,015 10 2.6 23

Indiana

2,966.0 1.7 811 40 3.4 7

Iowa

1,561.2 0.9 802 43 2.8 18

Kansas

1,382.1 0.7 819 37 2.8 18

Kentucky

1,850.5 1.7 822 35 3.0 13

Louisiana

1,930.6 0.5 850 30 0.8 47

Maine

615.8 0.8 768 46 2.9 16

Maryland

2,631.3 1.4 1,046 7 2.6 23

Massachusetts

3,488.3 2.1 1,211 2 4.7 2

Michigan

4,225.0 1.5 916 20 2.1 35

Minnesota

2,826.3 1.5 977 15 3.2 8

Mississippi

1,114.7 1.1 709 51 0.6 48

Missouri

2,746.6 1.7 842 32 2.8 18

Montana

461.5 1.8 754 48 2.7 21

Nebraska

968.7 1.2 787 44 4.1 3

Nevada

1,248.1 3.2 855 29 2.6 23

New Hampshire

647.7 1.5 967 16 1.3 46

New Jersey

4,000.2 1.5 1,126 6 2.6 23

New Mexico

808.4 0.8 805 41 1.4 44

New York

9,136.9 1.9 1,180 3 3.1 9

North Carolina

4,185.6 2.6 850 30 3.9 4

North Dakota

445.0 -1.8 939 18 0.3 50

Ohio

5,308.1 1.4 865 26 2.4 30

Oklahoma

1,591.5 0.6 818 39 0.5 49

Oregon

1,810.4 3.4 899 23 3.0 13

Pennsylvania

5,763.9 0.8 958 17 2.7 21

Rhode Island

480.0 1.5 925 19 2.9 16

South Carolina

1,963.5 2.5 782 45 2.1 35

South Dakota

428.6 1.3 740 49 3.9 4

Tennessee

2,832.1 2.8 863 27 3.1 9

Texas

11,689.4 2.4 988 14 1.5 42

Utah

1,345.9 3.9 821 36 3.1 9

Vermont

309.3 0.6 831 34 2.2 34

Virginia

3,767.2 1.7 1,000 11 2.5 29

Washington

3,197.6 3.3 1,026 9 3.1 9

West Virginia

706.5 -0.8 803 42 1.4 44

Wisconsin

2,839.8 1.0 836 33 2.6 23

Wyoming

291.5 -1.5 869 25 -0.1 51

Puerto Rico

884.6 -1.4 513 (3) 2.0 (3)

Virgin Islands

37.9 0.1 748 (3) 2.2 (3)

Footnotes:
(1) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(2) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(3) Data not included in the national ranking.
 

Note: Data are preliminary. Covered employment and wages includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
 

 Chart 3. Average weekly wages by county in New York State, second quarter 2015

Last Modified Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016