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County Employment and Wages in Kansas – Second Quarter 2015

Employment rose in the four largest counties in Kansas from June 2014 to June 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. (Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2014 annual average employment.) Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that Johnson and Wyandotte Counties experienced the fastest rates of job growth, up 2.3 and 2.2 percent, respectively, over the year. Employment gains in both counties exceeded the national job growth rate of 2.0 percent.

Nationally, employment increased in 319 of the 342 largest U.S. counties from June 2014 to June 2015. Utah County, Utah, posted the largest percentage increase with a gain of 7.5 percent over the year. Ector, Texas, had the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment among the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 4.2 percent.

Among the four largest counties in Kansas, employment was highest in Johnson County (338,400) and lowest in Wyandotte (90,200). Together, the four largest counties accounted for 56.1 percent of total employment within the state. Nationwide, the 342 large counties made up 72.1 percent of total U.S. employment.

Average weekly wages increased in the four large counties in Kansas from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. Johnson County recorded over-the-year wage growth of 4.6 percent, exceeding the 3.0-percent increase for the nation. Johnson also had the highest average weekly wage ($1,021) among Kansas’s large counties and was above the national average of $968. (See table 1.)

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 101 counties in Kansas with employment below 75,000. Of these smaller counties, only Coffey ($1,172) had an average weekly wage above the national average. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

As mentioned, Johnson County had the largest wage gain at 4.6 percent, placing it 27th in the national ranking. (See table 1.) Wyandotte’s 2.5-percent wage gain ranked 160th. Sedgwick and Shawnee registered wage growth of 1.9 and 1.1 percent, respectively, and placed 235th and 295th.

Among the 342 largest U.S. counties, 323 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages in the second quarter of 2015. Ventura, Calif., ranked first in average weekly wage growth with a gain of 15.2 percent. Sixteen of the 342 largest counties experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly wages. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest percentage decline in average weekly wages with a loss of 5.2 percent.

Large county average weekly wages

Johnson County’s average weekly wage of $1,021 ranked 74th among the 342 largest U.S. counties in the second quarter of 2015. Wyandotte recorded an average weekly wage of $896 and placed 168th in the national ranking. The state’s remaining large counties, Sedgwick ($851, 205th) and Shawnee ($794, 273rd), had average weekly wages that placed them in the bottom half of the ranking.

Nationally, weekly wages were higher than the U.S. average of $968 in 102 of the 342 largest counties. Santa Clara, Calif., held the top position with an average weekly wage of $2,109. San Mateo, Calif., was second at $1,863, followed by New York, N.Y. ($1,842); and San Francisco, Calif. ($1,730). Among the 240 large counties with an average weekly wage below the U.S. average in the second quarter of 2015, Horry, S.C. ($568) reported the lowest wage.

Average weekly wages in Kansas’s smaller counties

Of the 101 counties in Kansas with employment below 75,000, only one county—Coffey ($1,172)—had an average weekly wage above the national average of $968. Woodson County reported the lowest weekly wage in the state with an average of $459 in the second quarter of 2015. (See table 2.)

When all 105 counties in Kansas were considered, all but 2 had wages below the national average. Thirty-one reported average weekly wages under $600, 35 reported wages from $600 to $649, 25 had wages from $650 to $699, 4 had wages from $700 to $749, and 10 had wages at or above $750. (See chart 1.)

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 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 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 www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn14.htm. The 2015 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2016.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877-8339.

The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2015 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.


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.

Table 1. Covered employment and wages in the United States and the 4 largest counties in Kansas, 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 --

Kansas

1,382.1 0.7 -- 819 37 2.8 18

Johnson, Kan.

338.4 2.3 138 1,021 74 4.6 27

Sedgwick, Kan.

248.8 1.4 220 851 205 1.9 235

Shawnee, Kan.

97.4 0.6 291 794 273 1.1 295

Wyandotte, Kan.

90.2 2.2 147 896 168 2.5 160

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 counties in Kansas, 2nd quarter 2015
Area Employment June 2015 Average Weekly Wage (1)

United States (2)

140,594,927 $968

Kansas

1,382,069 819

Allen

5,820 606

Anderson

2,044 566

Atchison

6,027 655

Barber

1,806 595

Barton

12,858 673

Bourbon

6,442 613

Brown

5,100 629

Butler

19,044 671

Chase

759 504

Chautauqua

818 522

Cherokee

5,927 678

Cheyenne

949 575

Clark

793 626

Clay

3,207 579

Cloud

3,637 538

Coffey

4,444 1,172

Comanche

752 482

Cowley

14,053 662

Crawford

16,980 606

Decatur

1,015 503

Dickinson

6,647 562

Doniphan

2,309 641

Douglas

47,751 681

Edwards

1,053 639

Elk

708 505

Ellis

15,541 673

Ellsworth

2,474 604

Finney

18,703 684

Ford

17,903 666

Franklin

9,468 657

Geary

13,699 731

Gove

1,249 567

Graham

958 610

Grant

3,488 769

Gray

3,400 672

Greeley

712 571

Greenwood

1,711 549

Hamilton

1,329 649

Harper

2,398 667

Harvey

14,009 690

Haskell

1,926 708

Hodgeman

519 572

Jackson

4,272 615

Jefferson

3,803 688

Jewell

767 534

Johnson

338,397 1,021

Kearny

1,405 617

Kingman

2,457 621

Kiowa

1,237 681

Labette

9,071 636

Lane

699 642

Leavenworth

20,789 825

Lincoln

997 538

Linn

2,198 806

Logan

1,364 593

Lyon

14,649 605

Mcpherson

15,628 860

Marion

3,579 563

Marshall

4,714 641

Meade

1,729 697

Miami

8,259 646

Mitchell

3,310 621

Montgomery

15,895 627

Morris

1,539 561

Morton

1,016 649

Nemaha

5,559 656

Neosho

6,333 642

Ness

1,292 681

Norton

2,538 640

Osage

3,097 493

Osborne

1,435 540

Ottawa

1,413 541

Pawnee

3,118 629

Phillips

2,645 624

Pottawatomie

9,550 722

Pratt

4,785 665

Rawlins

923 613

Reno

27,553 637

Republic

2,021 515

Rice

4,054 651

Riley

29,529 705

Rooks

1,982 654

Rush

1,153 591

Russell

2,819 643

Saline

30,132 679

Scott

2,272 671

Sedgwick

248,839 851

Seward

11,468 672

Shawnee

97,380 794

Sheridan

989 662

Sherman

2,643 565

Smith

1,322 589

Stafford

1,374 538

Stanton

817 608

Stevens

2,241 824

Sumner

7,316 621

Thomas

4,168 627

Trego

1,342 637

Wabaunsee

1,350 540

Wallace

563 619

Washington

2,136 479

Wichita

809 647

Wilson

3,542 619

Woodson

675 459

Wyandotte

90,240 896

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: Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs. Data are preliminary.
 

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 1. Average weekly wages by county in Kansas, second quarter 2015

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County Employment and Wages in Kansas – Second Quarter 2015

Employment rose in the four largest counties in Kansas from June 2014 to June 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. (Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2014 annual average employment.) Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that Johnson and Wyandotte Counties experienced the fastest rates of job growth, up 2.3 and 2.2 percent, respectively, over the year. Employment gains in both counties exceeded the national job growth rate of 2.0 percent.

Nationally, employment increased in 319 of the 342 largest U.S. counties from June 2014 to June 2015. Utah County, Utah, posted the largest percentage increase with a gain of 7.5 percent over the year. Ector, Texas, had the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment among the largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 4.2 percent.

Among the four largest counties in Kansas, employment was highest in Johnson County (338,400) and lowest in Wyandotte (90,200). Together, the four largest counties accounted for 56.1 percent of total employment within the state. Nationwide, the 342 large counties made up 72.1 percent of total U.S. employment.

Average weekly wages increased in the four large counties in Kansas from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. Johnson County recorded over-the-year wage growth of 4.6 percent, exceeding the 3.0-percent increase for the nation. Johnson also had the highest average weekly wage ($1,021) among Kansas’s large counties and was above the national average of $968. (See table 1.)

Employment and wage levels (but not over-the-year changes) are also available for the 101 counties in Kansas with employment below 75,000. Of these smaller counties, only Coffey ($1,172) had an average weekly wage above the national average. (See table 2.)

Large county wage changes

As mentioned, Johnson County had the largest wage gain at 4.6 percent, placing it 27th in the national ranking. (See table 1.) Wyandotte’s 2.5-percent wage gain ranked 160th. Sedgwick and Shawnee registered wage growth of 1.9 and 1.1 percent, respectively, and placed 235th and 295th.

Among the 342 largest U.S. counties, 323 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages in the second quarter of 2015. Ventura, Calif., ranked first in average weekly wage growth with a gain of 15.2 percent. Sixteen of the 342 largest counties experienced over-the-year decreases in average weekly wages. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest percentage decline in average weekly wages with a loss of 5.2 percent.

Large county average weekly wages

Johnson County’s average weekly wage of $1,021 ranked 74th among the 342 largest U.S. counties in the second quarter of 2015. Wyandotte recorded an average weekly wage of $896 and placed 168th in the national ranking. The state’s remaining large counties, Sedgwick ($851, 205th) and Shawnee ($794, 273rd), had average weekly wages that placed them in the bottom half of the ranking.

Nationally, weekly wages were higher than the U.S. average of $968 in 102 of the 342 largest counties. Santa Clara, Calif., held the top position with an average weekly wage of $2,109. San Mateo, Calif., was second at $1,863, followed by New York, N.Y. ($1,842); and San Francisco, Calif. ($1,730). Among the 240 large counties with an average weekly wage below the U.S. average in the second quarter of 2015, Horry, S.C. ($568) reported the lowest wage.

Average weekly wages in Kansas’s smaller counties

Of the 101 counties in Kansas with employment below 75,000, only one county—Coffey ($1,172)—had an average weekly wage above the national average of $968. Woodson County reported the lowest weekly wage in the state with an average of $459 in the second quarter of 2015. (See table 2.)

When all 105 counties in Kansas were considered, all but 2 had wages below the national average. Thirty-one reported average weekly wages under $600, 35 reported wages from $600 to $649, 25 had wages from $650 to $699, 4 had wages from $700 to $749, and 10 had wages at or above $750. (See chart 1.)

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 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 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 www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn14.htm. The 2015 edition of Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online will be available in September 2016.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877-8339.

The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2015 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.


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.

Table 1. Covered employment and wages in the United States and the 4 largest counties in Kansas, 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 --

Kansas

1,382.1 0.7 -- 819 37 2.8 18

Johnson, Kan.

338.4 2.3 138 1,021 74 4.6 27

Sedgwick, Kan.

248.8 1.4 220 851 205 1.9 235

Shawnee, Kan.

97.4 0.6 291 794 273 1.1 295

Wyandotte, Kan.

90.2 2.2 147 896 168 2.5 160

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 counties in Kansas, 2nd quarter 2015
Area Employment June 2015 Average Weekly Wage (1)

United States (2)

140,594,927 $968

Kansas

1,382,069 819

Allen

5,820 606

Anderson

2,044 566

Atchison

6,027 655

Barber

1,806 595

Barton

12,858 673

Bourbon

6,442 613

Brown

5,100 629

Butler

19,044 671

Chase

759 504

Chautauqua

818 522

Cherokee

5,927 678

Cheyenne

949 575

Clark

793 626

Clay

3,207 579

Cloud

3,637 538

Coffey

4,444 1,172

Comanche

752 482

Cowley

14,053 662

Crawford

16,980 606

Decatur

1,015 503

Dickinson

6,647 562

Doniphan

2,309 641

Douglas

47,751 681

Edwards

1,053 639

Elk

708 505

Ellis

15,541 673

Ellsworth

2,474 604

Finney

18,703 684

Ford

17,903 666

Franklin

9,468 657

Geary

13,699 731

Gove

1,249 567

Graham

958 610

Grant

3,488 769

Gray

3,400 672

Greeley

712 571

Greenwood

1,711 549

Hamilton

1,329 649

Harper

2,398 667

Harvey

14,009 690

Haskell

1,926 708

Hodgeman

519 572

Jackson

4,272 615

Jefferson

3,803 688

Jewell

767 534

Johnson

338,397 1,021

Kearny

1,405 617

Kingman

2,457 621

Kiowa

1,237 681

Labette

9,071 636

Lane

699 642

Leavenworth

20,789 825

Lincoln

997 538

Linn

2,198 806

Logan

1,364 593

Lyon

14,649 605

Mcpherson

15,628 860

Marion

3,579 563

Marshall

4,714 641

Meade

1,729 697

Miami

8,259 646

Mitchell

3,310 621

Montgomery

15,895 627

Morris

1,539 561

Morton

1,016 649

Nemaha

5,559 656

Neosho

6,333 642

Ness

1,292 681

Norton

2,538 640

Osage

3,097 493

Osborne

1,435 540

Ottawa

1,413 541

Pawnee

3,118 629

Phillips

2,645 624

Pottawatomie

9,550 722

Pratt

4,785 665

Rawlins

923 613

Reno

27,553 637

Republic

2,021 515

Rice

4,054 651

Riley

29,529 705

Rooks

1,982 654

Rush

1,153 591

Russell

2,819 643

Saline

30,132 679

Scott

2,272 671

Sedgwick

248,839 851

Seward

11,468 672

Shawnee

97,380 794

Sheridan

989 662

Sherman

2,643 565

Smith

1,322 589

Stafford

1,374 538

Stanton

817 608

Stevens

2,241 824

Sumner

7,316 621

Thomas

4,168 627

Trego

1,342 637

Wabaunsee

1,350 540

Wallace

563 619

Washington

2,136 479

Wichita

809 647

Wilson

3,542 619

Woodson

675 459

Wyandotte

90,240 896

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: Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs. Data are preliminary.
 

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 1. Average weekly wages by county in Kansas, second quarter 2015

Last Modified Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015