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County Employment and Wages in West Virginia – Third Quarter 2014

Employment decreased 0.2 percent in West Virginia’s only large county, Kanawha, from September 2013 to September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Large counties are defined as those with 2012 annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more.) Nationally, employment increased 2.0 percent, as 306 of the 339 largest U.S. counties gained jobs. Regional Commissioner Sheila Watkins noted that Kanawha County was one of the 25 large counties in the U.S. in which employment declined over the year. (See table 1.)

Nationally, Weld, Colo., recorded the largest percentage increase in employment with a gain of 8.8 percent over the year. Atlantic, N.J., registered the largest over-the-year employment decline among the largest U.S. counties, down 4.0 percent.

Employment in Kanawha County stood at 103,905 in September 2014, accounting for 14.6 percent of West Virginia’s total employment. Nationwide, the 339 largest counties made up 71.8 percent of total U.S. employment.

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 54 counties in West Virginia with employment levels below 75,000. With the exception of Marshall County ($953), wage levels in all of these smaller counties were below the national average of $949 in the third quarter of 2014. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

The average weekly wage in Kanawha County increased 3.0 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2014. Kanawha County placed in the top half of the national ranking for wage growth (117th), with a wage increase close to the national average of 2.9 percent.

Nationally, 328 of the 339 largest counties registered over-the-year wage increases. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest wage gain, up 11.1 percent from the third quarter of 2013. San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, Calif., were second and third with wage increases of 8.6 and 7.4 percent, respectively. They were followed by the counties of San Mateo, Calif., and Brazoria, Texas, both at 7.1 percent.

Among the large U.S. counties, 10 experienced over-the-year average weekly wage decreases. Collier, Fla., had the largest wage decrease with a loss of 3.9 percent. Dane, Wis., had the second largest decrease in average weekly wages, down 2.2 percent from the third quarter 2013, followed by Williamson, Texas (-0.8 percent), Hamilton, Ind. (-0.7 percent), and Shawnee, Kan. (-0.4 percent).

Large county average weekly wages

Kanawha County reported average weekly wages of $828, below the national average of $949 for the third quarter 2014, ranking 212th among the 339 largest counties in the United States.

Nationally, 99 large counties registered average weekly wages above the U.S. average in the third quarter of 2014. Santa Clara, Calif., had the highest average weekly wage at $2,012. San Mateo, Calif., was second ($1,824), followed by New York, N.Y. ($1,733).

Seventy percent of the largest U.S. counties (237) reported weekly wages below the national average. Horry County, S.C., reported the lowest wage ($580), followed by the Texas counties of Cameron ($603) and Hidalgo ($616). Wages in these lowest-ranked counties were less than a third of the average weekly wage reported for the highest-ranked county, Santa Clara, Calif. Three large counties reported average weekly wages equal to the national average.

Average weekly wages in West Virginia's smaller counties

With the exception of Marshall County ($953), the remaining 53 counties in West Virginia with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages below the national average of $949. Among these smaller counties, Lewis had the second highest average weekly wage at $902, while Summers had the lowest at $527. (See table 2.)

When all 55 counties in West Virginia were considered, all but 1 had wages below the national average. Ten reported average weekly wages under $600, 16 had wages from $600 to $699, 16 reported wages from $700 to $799, 11 had wages from $800 to $899, and 2 had wages of $900 or more. (See chart 1.)

Additional statistics and other information

QCEW 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 the QCEW Web site at 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 2013 edition of this publication, which was published in September 2014, contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2014 version of the national news release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2013 are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn13.htm. The 2014 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2015.

The County Employment and Wages release for fourth quarter 2014 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.


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 9.4 million employer reports cover 137.7 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 top 10 large counties ranked by average weekly wage and the largest county in West Virginia, third quarter 2014
Area Employment Average Weekly Wage (1)
September 2014 (thousands) Percent change, September 2013-14 (2) National ranking by percent change (3) Average weekly wage National ranking by level (3) Percent change, third quarter 2013-14 (2) National ranking by percent change (3)

United States (4)

137,724.1 2.0 -- $949 -- 2.9 --

Santa Clara, Calif.

986.6 4.4 19 2,012 1 7.4 3

San Mateo, Calif.

375.4 4.4 19 1,824 2 7.1 4

New York, N.Y.

2,494.4 2.7 96 1,733 3 3.8 50

San Francisco, Calif.

648.6 5.1 9 1,685 4 8.6 2

Washington, D.C.

732.9 1.5 171 1,631 5 3.8 50

Arlington, Va.

164.7 0.0 307 1,545 6 4.8 19

Suffolk, Mass.

621.9 2.1 137 1,515 7 5.9 10

King, Wash.

1,252.8 3.4 57 1,452 8 5.1 16

Fairfax, Va.

579.3 -0.4 323 1,447 9 1.2 291

Fairfield, Conn.

420.4 0.8 248 1,400 10 1.7 264

Kanawha, W.Va.

103.9 -0.2 318 828 212 3.0 117

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 employment and wages in the United States and all of the counties in West Virginia, third quarter 2014
Area Employment September 2014 (thousands) Average weekly wage (1)

United States (2)

137,724,117 $949

West Virginia

709,322 778

Barbour

3,496 657

Berkeley

31,815 759

Boone

6,671 867

Braxton

3,906 589

Brooke

8,158 706

Cabell

51,593 742

Calhoun

1,529 828

Clay

1,402 562

Doddridge

1,502 746

Fayette

11,610 654

Gilmer

2,272 745

Grant

3,488 683

Greenbrier

13,439 673

Hampshire

4,082 563

Hancock

10,240 668

Hardy

5,782 592

Harrison

36,119 876

Jackson

7,741 690

Jefferson

14,750 681

Kanawha

103,905 828

Lewis

7,131 902

Lincoln

2,927 761

Logan

10,724 779

McDowell

5,130 818

Marion

20,009 780

Marshall

10,955 953

Mason

5,785 728

Mercer

20,151 661

Mineral

7,787 720

Mingo

6,269 794

Monongalia

54,835 862

Monroe

1,960 679

Morgan

2,813 572

Nicholas

7,974 651

Ohio

28,973 711

Pendleton

1,548 557

Pleasants

2,922 863

Pocahontas

2,921 575

Preston

7,456 736

Putnam

20,300 851

Raleigh

32,880 736

Randolph

11,750 616

Ritchie

3,407 728

Roane

3,162 629

Summers

2,304 527

Taylor

3,373 672

Tucker

2,650 625

Tyler

2,379 853

Upshur

7,946 687

Wayne

9,122 816

Webster

1,988 648

Wetzel

4,629 569

Wirt

587 533

Wood

38,060 714

Wyoming

4,945 872

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.
 

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

Table 3. Covered employment and wages by state, third quarter 2014
State Employment Average weekly wage (1)
September 2014 (thousands) Percent change, September 2013-14 Average weekly wage National ranking by level Percent change, third quarter 2013-14 National ranking by percent change

United States (2)

137,724.1 2.0 $949 -- 2.9 --

Alabama

1,871.2 1.3 815 34 2.5 30

Alaska

344.7 -0.1 1,019 9 3.0 19

Arizona

2,539.6 1.8 876 24 2.0 40

Arkansas

1,170.9 1.3 737 47 1.8 44

California

16,013.4 3.1 1,095 5 3.7 7

Colorado

2,443.0 3.7 982 12 3.0 19

Connecticut

1,663.2 0.8 1,124 4 1.4 49

Delaware

426.1 1.9 961 16 2.2 37

District of Columbia

732.9 0.8 1,631 1 4.5 2

Florida

7,748.4 3.3 826 32 2.1 38

Georgia

4,059.0 3.4 891 21 2.8 23

Hawaii

625.1 0.9 870 25 3.9 4

Idaho

658.4 2.1 721 50 2.6 26

Illinois

5,807.4 1.2 982 12 2.5 30

Indiana

2,924.7 1.4 799 39 1.9 42

Iowa

1,528.8 1.1 800 38 3.6 10

Kansas

1,363.1 1.2 794 40 2.3 35

Kentucky

1,827.8 1.8 781 42 2.5 30

Louisiana

1,928.3 1.7 852 27 3.1 16

Maine

604.5 0.3 754 46 2.6 26

Maryland

2,574.5 1.1 1,042 8 3.1 16

Massachusetts

3,386.7 1.8 1,164 2 3.0 19

Michigan

4,141.0 1.7 896 19 2.4 33

Minnesota

2,757.9 1.1 965 15 2.9 22

Mississippi

1,105.0 0.5 697 51 1.3 50

Missouri

2,686.4 1.0 828 31 2.7 25

Montana

449.5 0.7 732 49 3.7 7

Nebraska

950.0 1.1 779 43 1.8 44

Nevada

1,215.8 4.0 840 28 0.5 51

New Hampshire

633.5 1.4 927 18 3.6 10

New Jersey

3,880.4 0.8 1,087 6 1.7 47

New Mexico

804.0 1.1 786 41 2.6 26

New York

8,902.1 2.0 1,145 3 3.2 15

North Carolina

4,085.5 1.9 839 29 2.8 23

North Dakota

455.9 4.3 977 14 6.1 1

Ohio

5,219.1 1.4 863 26 3.1 16

Oklahoma

1,592.3 1.0 826 32 3.6 10

Oregon

1,752.8 2.4 887 22 3.6 10

Pennsylvania

5,676.2 1.0 937 17 2.6 26

Rhode Island

471.8 1.4 895 20 1.8 44

South Carolina

1,902.7 2.4 768 45 2.4 33

South Dakota

415.8 1.7 733 48 3.7 7

Tennessee

2,775.5 2.4 837 30 2.1 38

Texas

11,433.6 3.1 988 11 3.8 6

Utah

1,304.7 3.1 803 37 1.5 48

Vermont

306.5 1.2 805 36 2.3 35

Virginia

3,667.9 0.6 989 10 2.0 40

Washington

3,112.8 3.2 1,087 6 3.9 4

West Virginia

709.3 -0.2 778 44 3.5 14

Wisconsin

2,783.1 1.1 808 35 1.9 42

Wyoming

291.3 1.7 877 23 4.4 3

Puerto Rico

896.7 -1.5 505 (3) 0.8 (3)

Virgin Islands

37.5 -1.0 720 (3) 2.0 (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 1. Average weekly wages by county in West Virginia, third quarter 2014

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County Employment and Wages in West Virginia – Third Quarter 2014

Employment decreased 0.2 percent in West Virginia’s only large county, Kanawha, from September 2013 to September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Large counties are defined as those with 2012 annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more.) Nationally, employment increased 2.0 percent, as 306 of the 339 largest U.S. counties gained jobs. Regional Commissioner Sheila Watkins noted that Kanawha County was one of the 25 large counties in the U.S. in which employment declined over the year. (See table 1.)

Nationally, Weld, Colo., recorded the largest percentage increase in employment with a gain of 8.8 percent over the year. Atlantic, N.J., registered the largest over-the-year employment decline among the largest U.S. counties, down 4.0 percent.

Employment in Kanawha County stood at 103,905 in September 2014, accounting for 14.6 percent of West Virginia’s total employment. Nationwide, the 339 largest counties made up 71.8 percent of total U.S. employment.

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 54 counties in West Virginia with employment levels below 75,000. With the exception of Marshall County ($953), wage levels in all of these smaller counties were below the national average of $949 in the third quarter of 2014. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

The average weekly wage in Kanawha County increased 3.0 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2014. Kanawha County placed in the top half of the national ranking for wage growth (117th), with a wage increase close to the national average of 2.9 percent.

Nationally, 328 of the 339 largest counties registered over-the-year wage increases. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest wage gain, up 11.1 percent from the third quarter of 2013. San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, Calif., were second and third with wage increases of 8.6 and 7.4 percent, respectively. They were followed by the counties of San Mateo, Calif., and Brazoria, Texas, both at 7.1 percent.

Among the large U.S. counties, 10 experienced over-the-year average weekly wage decreases. Collier, Fla., had the largest wage decrease with a loss of 3.9 percent. Dane, Wis., had the second largest decrease in average weekly wages, down 2.2 percent from the third quarter 2013, followed by Williamson, Texas (-0.8 percent), Hamilton, Ind. (-0.7 percent), and Shawnee, Kan. (-0.4 percent).

Large county average weekly wages

Kanawha County reported average weekly wages of $828, below the national average of $949 for the third quarter 2014, ranking 212th among the 339 largest counties in the United States.

Nationally, 99 large counties registered average weekly wages above the U.S. average in the third quarter of 2014. Santa Clara, Calif., had the highest average weekly wage at $2,012. San Mateo, Calif., was second ($1,824), followed by New York, N.Y. ($1,733).

Seventy percent of the largest U.S. counties (237) reported weekly wages below the national average. Horry County, S.C., reported the lowest wage ($580), followed by the Texas counties of Cameron ($603) and Hidalgo ($616). Wages in these lowest-ranked counties were less than a third of the average weekly wage reported for the highest-ranked county, Santa Clara, Calif. Three large counties reported average weekly wages equal to the national average.

Average weekly wages in West Virginia's smaller counties

With the exception of Marshall County ($953), the remaining 53 counties in West Virginia with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages below the national average of $949. Among these smaller counties, Lewis had the second highest average weekly wage at $902, while Summers had the lowest at $527. (See table 2.)

When all 55 counties in West Virginia were considered, all but 1 had wages below the national average. Ten reported average weekly wages under $600, 16 had wages from $600 to $699, 16 reported wages from $700 to $799, 11 had wages from $800 to $899, and 2 had wages of $900 or more. (See chart 1.)

Additional statistics and other information

QCEW 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 the QCEW Web site at 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 2013 edition of this publication, which was published in September 2014, contains selected data produced by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data from the first quarter 2014 version of the national news release. Tables and additional content from Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2013 are now available online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn13.htm. The 2014 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2015.

The County Employment and Wages release for fourth quarter 2014 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.


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 9.4 million employer reports cover 137.7 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 top 10 large counties ranked by average weekly wage and the largest county in West Virginia, third quarter 2014
Area Employment Average Weekly Wage (1)
September 2014 (thousands) Percent change, September 2013-14 (2) National ranking by percent change (3) Average weekly wage National ranking by level (3) Percent change, third quarter 2013-14 (2) National ranking by percent change (3)

United States (4)

137,724.1 2.0 -- $949 -- 2.9 --

Santa Clara, Calif.

986.6 4.4 19 2,012 1 7.4 3

San Mateo, Calif.

375.4 4.4 19 1,824 2 7.1 4

New York, N.Y.

2,494.4 2.7 96 1,733 3 3.8 50

San Francisco, Calif.

648.6 5.1 9 1,685 4 8.6 2

Washington, D.C.

732.9 1.5 171 1,631 5 3.8 50

Arlington, Va.

164.7 0.0 307 1,545 6 4.8 19

Suffolk, Mass.

621.9 2.1 137 1,515 7 5.9 10

King, Wash.

1,252.8 3.4 57 1,452 8 5.1 16

Fairfax, Va.

579.3 -0.4 323 1,447 9 1.2 291

Fairfield, Conn.

420.4 0.8 248 1,400 10 1.7 264

Kanawha, W.Va.

103.9 -0.2 318 828 212 3.0 117

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 employment and wages in the United States and all of the counties in West Virginia, third quarter 2014
Area Employment September 2014 (thousands) Average weekly wage (1)

United States (2)

137,724,117 $949

West Virginia

709,322 778

Barbour

3,496 657

Berkeley

31,815 759

Boone

6,671 867

Braxton

3,906 589

Brooke

8,158 706

Cabell

51,593 742

Calhoun

1,529 828

Clay

1,402 562

Doddridge

1,502 746

Fayette

11,610 654

Gilmer

2,272 745

Grant

3,488 683

Greenbrier

13,439 673

Hampshire

4,082 563

Hancock

10,240 668

Hardy

5,782 592

Harrison

36,119 876

Jackson

7,741 690

Jefferson

14,750 681

Kanawha

103,905 828

Lewis

7,131 902

Lincoln

2,927 761

Logan

10,724 779

McDowell

5,130 818

Marion

20,009 780

Marshall

10,955 953

Mason

5,785 728

Mercer

20,151 661

Mineral

7,787 720

Mingo

6,269 794

Monongalia

54,835 862

Monroe

1,960 679

Morgan

2,813 572

Nicholas

7,974 651

Ohio

28,973 711

Pendleton

1,548 557

Pleasants

2,922 863

Pocahontas

2,921 575

Preston

7,456 736

Putnam

20,300 851

Raleigh

32,880 736

Randolph

11,750 616

Ritchie

3,407 728

Roane

3,162 629

Summers

2,304 527

Taylor

3,373 672

Tucker

2,650 625

Tyler

2,379 853

Upshur

7,946 687

Wayne

9,122 816

Webster

1,988 648

Wetzel

4,629 569

Wirt

587 533

Wood

38,060 714

Wyoming

4,945 872

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.
 

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

Table 3. Covered employment and wages by state, third quarter 2014
State Employment Average weekly wage (1)
September 2014 (thousands) Percent change, September 2013-14 Average weekly wage National ranking by level Percent change, third quarter 2013-14 National ranking by percent change

United States (2)

137,724.1 2.0 $949 -- 2.9 --

Alabama

1,871.2 1.3 815 34 2.5 30

Alaska

344.7 -0.1 1,019 9 3.0 19

Arizona

2,539.6 1.8 876 24 2.0 40

Arkansas

1,170.9 1.3 737 47 1.8 44

California

16,013.4 3.1 1,095 5 3.7 7

Colorado

2,443.0 3.7 982 12 3.0 19

Connecticut

1,663.2 0.8 1,124 4 1.4 49

Delaware

426.1 1.9 961 16 2.2 37

District of Columbia

732.9 0.8 1,631 1 4.5 2

Florida

7,748.4 3.3 826 32 2.1 38

Georgia

4,059.0 3.4 891 21 2.8 23

Hawaii

625.1 0.9 870 25 3.9 4

Idaho

658.4 2.1 721 50 2.6 26

Illinois

5,807.4 1.2 982 12 2.5 30

Indiana

2,924.7 1.4 799 39 1.9 42

Iowa

1,528.8 1.1 800 38 3.6 10

Kansas

1,363.1 1.2 794 40 2.3 35

Kentucky

1,827.8 1.8 781 42 2.5 30

Louisiana

1,928.3 1.7 852 27 3.1 16

Maine

604.5 0.3 754 46 2.6 26

Maryland

2,574.5 1.1 1,042 8 3.1 16

Massachusetts

3,386.7 1.8 1,164 2 3.0 19

Michigan

4,141.0 1.7 896 19 2.4 33

Minnesota

2,757.9 1.1 965 15 2.9 22

Mississippi

1,105.0 0.5 697 51 1.3 50

Missouri

2,686.4 1.0 828 31 2.7 25

Montana

449.5 0.7 732 49 3.7 7

Nebraska

950.0 1.1 779 43 1.8 44

Nevada

1,215.8 4.0 840 28 0.5 51

New Hampshire

633.5 1.4 927 18 3.6 10

New Jersey

3,880.4 0.8 1,087 6 1.7 47

New Mexico

804.0 1.1 786 41 2.6 26

New York

8,902.1 2.0 1,145 3 3.2 15

North Carolina

4,085.5 1.9 839 29 2.8 23

North Dakota

455.9 4.3 977 14 6.1 1

Ohio

5,219.1 1.4 863 26 3.1 16

Oklahoma

1,592.3 1.0 826 32 3.6 10

Oregon

1,752.8 2.4 887 22 3.6 10

Pennsylvania

5,676.2 1.0 937 17 2.6 26

Rhode Island

471.8 1.4 895 20 1.8 44

South Carolina

1,902.7 2.4 768 45 2.4 33

South Dakota

415.8 1.7 733 48 3.7 7

Tennessee

2,775.5 2.4 837 30 2.1 38

Texas

11,433.6 3.1 988 11 3.8 6

Utah

1,304.7 3.1 803 37 1.5 48

Vermont

306.5 1.2 805 36 2.3 35

Virginia

3,667.9 0.6 989 10 2.0 40

Washington

3,112.8 3.2 1,087 6 3.9 4

West Virginia

709.3 -0.2 778 44 3.5 14

Wisconsin

2,783.1 1.1 808 35 1.9 42

Wyoming

291.3 1.7 877 23 4.4 3

Puerto Rico

896.7 -1.5 505 (3) 0.8 (3)

Virgin Islands

37.5 -1.0 720 (3) 2.0 (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 1. Average weekly wages by county in West Virginia, third quarter 2014

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 03, 2015