County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, June 30, 2011 USDL-11-0962 
 
Technical Information:  (202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact:  (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
 
County Employment and Wages 
Fourth Quarter 2010 
 
 
From December 2009 to December 2010, employment increased in 220 of 
the 326 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Elkhart, Ind., posted the largest percentage 
increase, with a gain of 5.2 percent over the year, compared with 
national job growth of 0.9 percent. Within Elkhart, the largest 
employment increase occurred in manufacturing, which gained 4,185 
jobs over the year (10.3 percent). Manatee, Fla., experienced the 
largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment among the 
largest counties in the U.S. with a loss of 4.0 percent.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 3.0 percent 
to $971 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Among the large counties in 
the U.S., Olmsted, Minn., had the largest over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages in the fourth quarter of 2010 with a gain of 
31.9 percent. Within Olmsted, education and health services had the 
largest impact on the county’s over-the-year increase in average 
weekly wages. Union, N.J., experienced the largest decline in average 
weekly wages with a loss of 2.8 percent over the year. County 
employment and wage data are compiled under the Quarterly Census of 
Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.

Table A.  Top 10 large counties ranked by December 2010 employment, December 2009-10 employment 
increase, and December 2009-10 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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      December 2010 employment    |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |          December 2009-10        |          December 2009-10
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States           129,451.6| United States             1,139.2| United States                 0.9
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,931.6| New York, N.Y.               37.5| Elkhart, Ind.                 5.2
 Cook, Ill.                2,379.8| Harris, Texas                35.6| Benton, Wash.                 5.0
 New York, N.Y.            2,335.9| Dallas, Texas                22.4| Peoria, Ill.                  4.0
 Harris, Texas             2,019.3| Maricopa, Ariz.              18.8| Washington, Pa.               4.0
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,643.9| Cook, Ill.                   15.9| Lehigh, Pa.                   3.7
 Dallas, Texas             1,429.9| Kings, N.Y.                  15.8| Montgomery, Texas             3.6
 Orange, Calif.            1,382.0| King, Wash.                  15.7| Kings, N.Y.                   3.2
 San Diego, Calif.         1,256.1| Travis, Texas                15.2| Washington, Ore.              3.2
 King, Wash.               1,131.8| Santa Clara, Calif.          14.0| Denton, Texas                 3.2
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            970.3| Hennepin, Minn.              12.8| Arlington, Va.                3.0
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Large County Employment 
 
In December 2010, national employment, as measured by the QCEW 
program, was 129.5 million, up by 0.9 percent or 1.1 million workers, 
from December 2009. The 326 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more 
employees accounted for 70.9 percent of total U.S. employment and 
76.8 percent of total wages. These 326 counties had a net job growth 
of 704,131 over the year, accounting for 61.8 percent of the overall 
U.S. employment increase. 
 
Elkhart, Ind., had the largest percentage increase in employment 
among the largest U.S. counties. The five counties with the largest 
increases in employment level (New York, N.Y.; Harris, Texas; Dallas, 
Texas; Maricopa, Ariz.; and Cook, Ill.) had a combined over-the-year 
gain of 130,200, or 11.4 percent of the employment increase for the 
U.S.  

Employment declined in 83 of the large counties from December 2009 to 
December 2010. Manatee, Fla., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-4.0 percent) in the nation. 
Within Manatee, professional and business services was the largest 
contributor to the decrease in employment with a loss of 14.0 
percent. San Joaquin, Calif., experienced the second largest 
employment decrease, followed by Volusia, Fla., Marion, Fla., and 
Broome, N.Y. 
 
Table B.  Top 10 large counties ranked by fourth quarter 2010 average weekly wages, fourth quarter 2009-10 
increase in average weekly wages, and fourth quarter 2009-10 percent increase in average weekly wages 

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                                  Average weekly wage in large counties
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        Average weekly wage,      |    Increase in average weekly    |    Percent increase in average 
        fourth quarter 2010       |    wage, fourth quarter 2009-10  |        weekly wage, fourth
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2009-10
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                                  |                                  |                                  
 United States                $971| United States                 $28| United States                 3.0
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 Santa Clara, Calif.        $1,943| Olmsted, Minn.               $317| Olmsted, Minn.               31.9
 New York, N.Y.              1,929| Santa Clara, Calif.           245| Santa Clara, Calif.          14.4
 Washington, D.C.            1,688| Williamson, Tenn.              92| Williamson, Tenn.             9.0
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,668| Rock Island, Ill.              90| Rock Island, Ill.             8.1
 Arlington, Va.              1,668| San Mateo, Calif.              86| Lake, Ind.                    7.6
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,651| Arlington, Va.                 76| Ottawa, Mich.                 6.6
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,573| Washington, D.C.               72| Lafayette, La.                6.5
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,564| Fulton, Ga.                    70| Jefferson, Colo.              6.4
 Fairfax, Va.                1,541| Suffolk, Mass.                 70| Weld, Colo.                   6.2
 Somerset, N.J.              1,448| Middlesex, Mass.               69| Lorain, Ohio                  6.2
                                  | Alexandria City, Va.           69|                                  
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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 3.0 percent over the 
year in the fourth quarter of 2010. Among the 326 largest counties, 
294 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Olmsted, 
Minn., had the largest wage gain among the largest U.S. counties, 
31.9 percent. This increase was largely due to a 55.1 percent 
increase in average weekly wages in education and health services.  
 
Union, N.J., had the largest wage decline with a loss of 2.8 percent 
over the year. Professional and business services contributed 
significantly to the county’s overall average weekly wage loss. 
Montgomery, Ala., and Montgomery, Pa., had the second largest percent 
decline in average weekly wages among the counties, followed by 
Collin, Texas, Benton, Ark., and Williamson, Texas. 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
Nine of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percent 
increases in employment in December 2010. Harris, Texas, experienced 
the largest gain in employment with a 1.8 percent increase. Within 
Harris, trade, transportation, and utilities had the largest over-
the-year increase among all private industry groups with a gain of 
7,830 workers (1.8 percent). (See table 2.) Employment was unchanged 
in Los Angeles, Calif., over the year.  
 
All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages. San Diego, Calif., experienced the largest 
increase in average weekly wages with a gain of 5.3 percent. Within 
San Diego, the largest impact on the county’s average weekly wage 
growth occurred in professional and business services, where total 
wages increased by $268.7 million over the year (6.8 percent). 
Maricopa, Ariz., had the smallest wage increase. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables included in this release contain data for the nation and 
for the 326 U.S. counties with annual average employment levels of 
75,000 or more in 2009. December 2010 employment and 2010 fourth 
quarter average weekly wages for all states are provided in table 3 
of this release. 

The employment and wage data by county are compiled under the QCEW 
program, also known as the ES-202 program. The data are derived from 
reports submitted by every employer subject to unemployment insurance 
(UI) laws. The 9.1 million employer reports cover 129.5 million full- 
and part- time workers. For additional information about the 
quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. 
Data for the fourth quarter of 2010 will be available later at 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/. Additional information about the QCEW data 
may be obtained by calling (202) 691-6567. 
 
Several BLS regional offices are issuing QCEW news releases targeted 
to local data users. For links to these releases, see 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewregional.htm. 
 
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The County Employment and Wages release for first quarter 2011 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, September 29, 2011. 

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 | Upcoming Industry Changes to Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data		|
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 | The 2010 data will be the last from the Quarterly Census of Employment   	 	|
 | and Wages (QCEW) program using the 2007 version of the North American 	 	|
 | Industry Classification System (NAICS). Beginning with the release of	 	|
 | first quarter 2011 data, the program will switch to the 2012 version of     		|
 | the North American Industry Classification System as the basis for the      		|
 | assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry. For more            		|
 | information on the change, please see the Federal Register notice at	 		|
 | http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr12my10.pdf. 	|
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Technical Note 
 
 
These data are the product of a federal-state cooperative program, 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 summaries are a result of the administration of 
state unemployment insurance programs that require most employers to pay quarterly 
taxes based on the employment and wages of workers covered by UI. QCEW data in this 
release are based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2010 are preliminary and subject to revision. 

For purposes of this release, large counties are defined as having employment le-
vels of 75,000 or greater. In addition, data for San Juan, Puerto Rico, are pro-
vided, but not used in calculating U.S. averages, rankings, or in the analysis in 
the text. Each year, these large counties are selected on the basis of the prelimi-
nary annual average of employment for the previous year. The 327 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2009 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2010 data, two counties have been added to the publication tables: St. Tammany
Parish, La., and Benton, Wash. These counties will be included in all 2010 quarter-
ly releases. Ten counties, Shelby, Ala.; Butte, Calif.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, 
Iowa; Saratoga, N.Y.; Trumbull, Ohio; Warren, Ohio; Kent, R.I.; Gregg, Texas; and 
Racine, Wis., which were published in the 2009 releases, will be excluded from this 
and future 2010 releases because their 2009 annual average employment levels were 
less than 75,000. The counties in table 2 are selected and sorted each year based 
on the annual average employment from the preceding year. 

The preliminary QCEW data presented in this release may differ from data released 
by the individual states. These potential differences result from the states' con-
tinuing receipt of UI data over time and ongoing review and editing. The individual 
states determine their data release timetables. 
 
Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES employment measures 

The Bureau publishes three different establishment-based employment measures for 
any given quarter. Each of these measures--QCEW, Business Employment Dynamics (BED), 
and Current Employment Statistics (CES)--makes use of the quarterly UI employment 
reports in producing data; however, each measure has a somewhat different universe 
coverage, estimation procedure, and publication product. 

Differences in coverage and estimation methods can result in somewhat different 
measures of employment change over time. It is important to understand program dif-
ferences and the intended uses of the program products. (See table.) Additional in-
formation on each program can be obtained from the program Web sites shown in the 
table. 

Summary of Major Differences between QCEW, BED, and CES Employment Measures

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            |         QCEW        |         BED          |         CES
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Source     |--Count of UI admini-|--Count of longitudi- |--Sample survey:
            |  strative records   |  nally-linked UI ad- |  400,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.0   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2010    |  tor employers       |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Coverage   |--UI and UCFE cover- |--UI coverage, exclud-|Nonfarm wage and sal-
            |  age, including all |  ing government, pri-|  ary jobs:
            |  employers subject  |  vate households, and|--UI coverage, exclud-
            |  to state and fed-  |  establishments with |  ing agriculture, pri-
            |  eral UI laws       |  zero employment     |  vate households, and
            |                     |                      |  self-employed workers
            |                     |                      |--Other employment, in-
            |                     |                      |  cluding railroads, 
            |                     |                      |  religious organiza-
            |                     |                      |  tions, and other non-
            |                     |                      |  UI-covered jobs
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Publication|--Quarterly          |--Quarterly           |--Monthly 
 frequency  |  -7 months after the|  -8 months after the |  -Usually first Friday
            |   end of each quar- |   end of each quarter|   of following month
            |   ter               |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Use of UI  |--Directly summarizes|--Links each new UI   |--Uses UI file as a sam-
 file       |  and publishes each |  quarter to longitu- |  pling frame and annu-
            |  new quarter of UI  |  dinal database and  |  ally realigns (bench-
            |  data               |  directly summarizes |  marks) sample esti-
            |                     |  gross job gains and |  mates to first quar-
            |                     |  losses              |  ter UI levels
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Provides a quarter-|--Provides quarterly  |--Provides current month-
 products   |  ly and annual uni- |  employer dynamics   |  ly estimates of employ-
            |  verse count of es- |  data on establish-  |  ment, hours, and earn-
            |  tablishments, em-  |  ment openings, clos-|  ings at the MSA, state,
            |  ployment, and wages|  ings, expansions,   |  and national level by
            |  at the county, MSA,|  and contractions at |  industry
            |  state, and national|  the national level  |
            |  levels by detailed |  by NAICS supersec-  |
            |  industry           |  tors and by size of |
            |                     |  firm, and at the    |
            |                     |  state private-sector|
            |                     |  total level         |
            |                     |--Future expansions   |
            |                     |  will include data   |
            |                     |  with greater indus- |
            |                     |  try detail and data |
            |                     |  at the county and   |  
            |                     |  MSA level           |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Principal  |--Major uses include:|--Major uses include: |--Major uses include:
 uses       |  -Detailed locality |  -Business cycle     |  -Principal national
            |   data              |   analysis           |   economic indicator
            |  -Periodic universe |  -Analysis of employ-|  -Official time series 
            |   counts for bench- |   er dynamics under- |   for employment change
            |   marking sample    |   lying economic ex- |   measures
            |   survey estimates  |   pansions and con-  |  -Input into other ma-
            |  -Sample frame for  |   tractions          |   jor economic indi-
            |   BLS establishment |  -Analysis of employ-|   cators
            |   surveys           |   ment expansion and |
            |                     |   contraction by size|   
            |                     |   of firm            |
            |                     |                      |
 -----------|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------
 Program    |--www.bls.gov/cew/   |--www.bls.gov/bdm/    |--www.bls.gov/ces/
 Web sites  |                     |                      |
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Coverage 

Employment and wage data for workers covered by state UI laws are compiled from 
quarterly contribution reports submitted to the SWAs by employers. For federal ci-
vilian workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees 
(UCFE) program, employment and wage data are compiled from quarterly reports sub-
mitted by four major federal payroll processing centers on behalf of all federal 
agencies, with the exception of a few agencies which still report directly to the 
individual SWA. In addition to the quarterly contribution reports, employers who 
operate multiple establishments within a state complete a questionnaire, called the 
"Multiple Worksite Report," which provides detailed information on the location and 
industry of each of their establishments. QCEW employment and wage data are derived 
from microdata summaries of 9.0 million employer reports of employment and wages 
submitted by states to the BLS in 2009. These reports are based on place of employ-
ment rather than place of residence. 

UI and UCFE coverage is broad and has been basically comparable from state to state 
since 1978, when the 1976 amendments to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act became ef-
fective, expanding coverage to include most State and local government employees. 
In 2009, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 128.6 million jobs. The estimated 
123.6 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.1 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $5.859 trillion in pay, representing 93.4 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.5 percent of the gross domestic product. 

Major exclusions from UI coverage include self-employed workers, most agricultural 
workers on small farms, all members of the Armed Forces, elected officials in most 
states, most employees of railroads, some domestic workers, most student workers at 
schools, and employees of certain small nonprofit organizations. 

State and federal UI laws change periodically. These changes may have an impact on 
the employment and wages reported by employers covered under the UI program. Cover-
age changes may affect the over-the-year comparisons presented in this news re-
lease. 
 
Concepts and methodology 

Monthly employment is based on the number of workers who worked during or received 
pay for the pay period including the 12th of the month. With few exceptions, all 
employees of covered firms are reported, including production and sales workers, 
corporation officials, executives, supervisory personnel, and clerical workers.  
Workers on paid vacations and part-time workers also are included. 

Average weekly wage values are calculated by dividing quarterly total wages by the 
average of the three monthly employment levels (all employees, as described above) 
and dividing the result by 13, for the 13 weeks in the quarter. These calculations 
are made using unrounded employment and wage values. The average wage values that 
can be calculated using rounded data from the BLS database may differ from the av-
erages reported. Included in the quarterly wage data are non-wage cash payments 
such as bonuses, the cash value of meals and lodging when supplied, tips and other 
gratuities, and, in some states, employer contributions to certain deferred compen-
sation plans such as 401(k) plans and stock options. Over-the-year comparisons of 
average weekly wages may reflect fluctuations in average monthly employment and/or 
total quarterly wages between the current quarter and prior year levels. 

Average weekly wages are affected by the ratio of full-time to part-time workers as 
well as the number of individuals in high-paying and low-paying occupations and the 
incidence of pay periods within a quarter. For instance, the average weekly wage of 
the work force could increase significantly when there is a large decline in the 
number of employees that had been receiving below-average wages. Wages may include 
payments to workers not present in the employment counts because they did not work 
during the pay period including the 12th of the month. When comparing average week-
ly wage levels between industries, states, or quarters, these factors should be 
taken into consideration. 

Federal government pay levels are subject to periodic, sometimes large, fluctua-
tions due to a calendar effect that consists of some quarters having more pay pe-
riods than others. Most federal employees are paid on a biweekly pay schedule. As a 
result of this schedule, in some quarters, federal wages contain payments for six 
pay periods, while in other quarters their wages include payments for seven pay pe-
riods. Over-the-year comparisons of average weekly wages may reflect this calendar 
effect. Higher growth in average weekly wages may be attributed, in part, to a com-
parison of quarterly wages for the current year, which include seven pay periods, 
with year-ago wages that reflect only six pay periods. An opposite effect will oc-
cur when wages in the current period, which contain six pay periods, are compared 
with year-ago wages that include seven pay periods. The effect on over-the-year pay 
comparisons can be pronounced in federal government due to the uniform nature of 
federal payroll processing. This pattern may exist in private sector pay; however, 
because there are more pay period types (weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, monthly) it 
is less pronounced. The effect is most visible in counties with large concentra-
tions of federal employment. 

In order to ensure the highest possible quality of data, states verify with employ-
ers and update, if necessary, the industry, location, and ownership classification 
of all establishments on a 4-year cycle. Changes in establishment classification 
codes resulting from this process are introduced with the data reported for the 
first quarter of the year. Changes resulting from improved employer reporting also 
are introduced in the first quarter. 

QCEW data are not designed as a time series. QCEW data are simply the sums of indi-
vidual establishment records and reflect 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. For example, economic change would come from a 
firm relocating into the county; administrative change would come from a company 
correcting its county designation. 

The over-the-year changes of employment and wages presented in this release have 
been adjusted to account for most of the administrative corrections made to the un-
derlying establishment reports. This is done by modifying the prior-year levels 
used to calculate the over-the-year changes. Percent changes are calculated using 
an adjusted version of the final 2009 quarterly data as the base data. The adjusted 
prior-year levels used to calculate the over-the-year percent change in employment 
and wages are not published. These adjusted prior-year levels do not match the un-
adjusted data maintained on the BLS Web site. Over-the-year change calculations 
based on data from the Web site, or from data published in prior BLS news releases, 
may differ substantially from the over-the-year changes presented in this news re-
lease. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
this release account for most of the administrative changes--those occurring when 
employers update the industry, location, and ownership information of their estab-
lishments. The most common adjustments for administrative change are the result of 
updated information about the county location of individual establishments. In-
cluded in these adjustments are administrative changes involving the classification 
of establishments that were previously reported in the unknown or statewide county 
or unknown industry categories. Beginning with the first quarter of 2008, adjusted 
data account for administrative changes caused by multi-unit employers who start 
reporting for each individual establishment rather than as a single entity. 

The adjusted data used to calculate the over-the-year change measures presented in 
any County Employment and Wages news release are valid for comparisons between the 
starting and ending points (a 12-month period) used in that particular release. 
Comparisons may not be valid for any time period other than the one featured in a 
release even if the changes were calculated using adjusted data.
 
County definitions are assigned according to Federal Information Processing Stan-
dards Publications (FIPS PUBS) as issued by the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 5131 of 
the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 and the Computer Security 
Act of 1987, Public Law 104-106. Areas shown as counties include those designated 
as independent cities in some jurisdictions and, in Alaska, those designated as 
census areas where counties have not been created. County data also are presented 
for the New England states for comparative purposes even though townships are the 
more common designation used in New England (and New Jersey). The regions referred 
to in this release are defined as census regions. 
 
Additional statistics and other information 

An annual bulletin, Employment and Wages Online Annual Averages, features comprehensive
information by detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation
and all states. The 2009 online edition of this bulletin contains selected data produced 
by Business Employment Dynamics (BED) on job gains and losses, as well as selected data 
from the first quarter 2010 version of this news release. This web-only publication has 
replaced the annual print bulletin, Employment and Wages Annual Averages. The March 2010 
issue of this annual bulletin was the final one to be issued on paper. Tables and 
additional content from the 2009 Employment and Wages Annual Bulletin are now available 
online at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn09.htm. 

News releases on quarterly measures of gross job flows also are available upon re-
quest from the Division of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover (Business 
Employment Dynamics), telephone (202) 691-6467; (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/); (e-mail: 
BDMInfo@bls.gov). 

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral phone number: 1-
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Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 327 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2010(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          fourth quarter               Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2010        December    change,      by    Average   change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2010     December   percent   weekly   fourth    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2009-10(5)   change    wage    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2009-10(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,093.5     129,451.6       0.9         -     $971       3.0         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.9         332.7      -0.8       284      972       2.6       144 
Madison, AL..............           8.8         179.9       0.0       221    1,087       3.8        71 
Mobile, AL...............           9.9         166.3       0.8       151      856       3.0       124 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         129.4      -0.7       280      873      -2.1       316 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.3          83.6       1.8        47      832       4.3        45 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.1         149.3       1.1       116    1,031       2.1       192 
Maricopa, AZ.............          94.6       1,643.9       1.2       103      937       1.1       251 
Pima, AZ.................          19.1         347.1      -0.9       287      846       1.8       210 
Benton, AR...............           5.4          93.9       2.0        35      839      -1.6       313 
Pulaski, AR..............          14.9         244.9       0.2       206      872       0.8       271 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          90.6       1.7        52      805       3.7        74 
Alameda, CA..............          56.1         631.2      -0.5       268    1,260       4.9        29 
Contra Costa, CA.........          30.1         315.0      -1.4       304    1,175       3.9        59 
Fresno, CA...............          30.8         326.0       0.5       173      766       0.9       264 
Kern, CA.................          18.0         267.1       2.5        21      859       4.8        32 
Los Angeles, CA..........         437.6       3,931.6       0.0       221    1,158       5.2        19 
Marin, CA................          12.0         103.7       1.4        84    1,197       3.6        80 
Monterey, CA.............          13.0         144.6       2.2        29      822      -0.1       296 
Orange, CA...............         104.5       1,382.0       0.9       139    1,112       4.4        41 
Placer, CA...............          11.0         125.5       1.7        52      960       (7)         - 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          49.2         556.8      -0.9       287      772       2.1       192 
Sacramento, CA...........          54.1         577.1      -1.7       307    1,059       4.0        53 
San Bernardino, CA.......          50.8         605.4      -0.1       234      825       2.5       152 
San Diego, CA............         100.4       1,256.1       0.5       173    1,075       5.3        17 
San Francisco, CA........          54.8         557.9       1.7        52    1,573       1.7       220 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.4         197.8      -2.5       315      822       1.0       255 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.8          97.8       1.4        84      804       0.6       279 
San Mateo, CA............          24.4         323.5       0.3       199    1,564       5.8        12 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.7         169.1       0.0       221      919       2.6       144 
Santa Clara, CA..........          62.6         862.3       1.6        69    1,943      14.4         2 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.2          86.7       0.1       215      848       2.8       133 
Solano, CA...............          10.2         123.0       0.3       199      945       4.0        53 
Sonoma, CA...............          19.0         176.6       1.0       125      930       4.6        37 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.2         157.0       0.9       139      792       0.5       282 
Tulare, CA...............           9.5         140.1      -0.5       268      668       0.3       287 
Ventura, CA..............          24.2         300.9       1.2       103      983       2.7       141 
Yolo, CA.................           6.2          92.4       (7)         -      915       (7)         - 
Adams, CO................           8.9         148.9       0.5       173      875       3.1       118 
Arapahoe, CO.............          18.7         272.8       1.1       116    1,116       1.5       232 
Boulder, CO..............          12.8         154.5       1.3        93    1,122       5.2        19 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.1         426.5       1.9        41    1,215       5.4        16 
Douglas, CO..............           9.3          91.0       0.7       163    1,165      -1.2       311 
El Paso, CO..............          16.7         234.2       0.5       173      891       3.1       118 
Jefferson, CO............          17.8         204.3       0.2       206    1,031       6.4         8 
Larimer, CO..............           9.9         127.0       1.7        52      858       1.8       210 
Weld, CO.................           5.7          79.4       2.9        11      820       6.2         9 
Fairfield, CT............          32.7         407.4       1.3        93    1,668       3.9        59 
Hartford, CT.............          25.3         491.3       0.9       139    1,177       1.7       220 
New Haven, CT............          22.4         352.8      -0.4       259    1,039       2.8       133 
New London, CT...........           6.9         125.0      -0.4       259      956       1.5       232 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.4         267.7       1.1       116    1,123       4.9        29 
Washington, DC...........          35.5         698.5       1.6        69    1,688       4.5        38 
Alachua, FL..............           6.6         115.7      -1.1       298      837       3.2       111 
Brevard, FL..............          14.4         188.9      -0.3       251      906       1.0       255 
Broward, FL..............          62.4         692.4       0.2       206      923       2.4       161 
Collier, FL..............          11.6         119.4       0.9       139      849       1.7       220 
Duval, FL................          26.6         439.2       1.0       125      939       2.8       133 
Escambia, FL.............           7.8         120.3       0.8       151      771       1.6       226 
Hillsborough, FL.........          36.7         575.3       0.2       206      939       1.1       251 
Lake, FL.................           7.2          79.5      -0.9       287      671      -0.6       303 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.4         198.1       0.9       139      775      -1.0       309 
Leon, FL.................           8.2         139.7       0.3       199      831       1.7       220 
Manatee, FL..............           9.4         103.5      -4.0       316      741       2.1       192 
Marion, FL...............           7.9          89.5      -1.9       312      680       0.6       279 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          85.7         970.3       0.9       139      966       1.4       236 
Okaloosa, FL.............           6.0          74.1      -0.9       287      801       0.3       287 
Orange, FL...............          35.4         661.2       1.9        41      862       1.2       246 
Palm Beach, FL...........          49.0         499.9      -0.2       246      977       1.0       255 
Pasco, FL................           9.7          97.9       1.0       125      686       0.9       264 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.7         384.7      -1.0       295      891       4.9        29 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.3         193.5      -0.1       234      728      -0.7       305 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.4         135.2      -0.1       234      814       1.2       246 
Seminole, FL.............          13.8         156.4      -0.4       259      795       0.4       285 
Volusia, FL..............          13.3         149.2      -2.1       314      692       1.8       210 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          79.8      -0.3       251      755       0.8       271 
Chatham, GA..............           7.6         128.4       1.0       125      823       1.2       246 
Clayton, GA..............           4.2         103.4       (7)         -      820       (7)         - 
Cobb, GA.................          20.8         288.4       0.5       173      997       3.2       111 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.6         275.4      -1.0       295      993       2.1       192 
Fulton, GA...............          39.9         715.4       (7)         -    1,289       5.7        13 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          23.6         300.7       1.7        52      942       3.7        74 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.7          92.3       0.4       187      777       2.6       144 
Richmond, GA.............           4.7          98.4      -0.5       268      820       2.8       133 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.8         440.6       1.1       116      896       2.4       161 
Ada, ID..................          14.2         193.0       0.0       221      868       5.2        19 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          87.6      -1.8       309      793      -0.3       300 
Cook, IL.................         144.6       2,379.8       0.7       163    1,157       1.8       210 
Du Page, IL..............          36.5         556.0       1.4        84    1,125       3.6        80 
Kane, IL.................          13.1         191.8       0.8       151      867       1.5       232 
Lake, IL.................          21.6         309.2      -0.8       284    1,255       4.8        32 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          92.9      -0.8       284      817       3.4        97 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          85.6       (7)         -      925       2.2       180 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          94.5       2.1        31      801       0.5       282 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7         101.7       4.0         3      926       3.8        71 
Rock Island, IL..........           3.5          74.3       0.2       206    1,206       8.1         4 
St. Clair, IL............           5.5          94.4       0.1       215      803       2.3       170 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         127.9       1.2       103      952       2.5       152 
Will, IL.................          14.5         195.5       1.2       103      864       3.3       102 
Winnebago, IL............           6.9         125.0       0.8       151      828       3.9        59 
Allen, IN................           9.0         172.5       1.7        52      782       1.0       255 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.9         101.4       5.2         1      739      -0.7       305 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.1         109.6       1.5        77      912       3.6        80 
Lake, IN.................          10.3         184.6       0.4       187      859       7.6         5 
Marion, IN...............          23.7         549.3       0.4       187      965       2.3       170 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         115.2      -0.3       251      796      -0.3       300 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         104.8       0.5       173      835       6.1        11 
Linn, IA.................           6.3         126.5       2.0        35      923       4.5        38 
Polk, IA.................          14.7         266.4       0.0       221      969       3.9        59 
Scott, IA................           5.2          86.3       1.4        84      796       4.2        49 
Johnson, KS..............          21.1         300.4       0.9       139      994       1.1       251 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.6         240.5      -0.4       259      900       3.2       111 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          93.8       0.4       187      811       2.3       170 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.3          80.3       1.7        52      893       0.0       295 
Fayette, KY..............           9.6         177.7       (7)         -      847      -0.1       296 
Jefferson, KY............          22.5         416.8       1.7        52      924       1.7       220 
Caddo, LA................           7.5         122.0       0.8       151      817       2.5       152 
Calcasieu, LA............           4.9          82.4      -0.9       287      806       2.8       133 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.6         255.7      -1.7       307      904       0.9       264 
Jefferson, LA............          13.9         195.5       0.4       187      911       1.4       236 
Lafayette, LA............           9.1         132.4       1.6        69      946       6.5         7 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          11.0         172.4       1.4        84    1,036       3.0       124 
St. Tammany, LA..........           7.3          76.1       0.7       163      816       (7)         - 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.5         170.1       1.0       125      875       1.4       236 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.5         230.0       1.3        93    1,054       (7)         - 
Baltimore, MD............          21.3         367.1      -0.1       234    1,022       1.7       220 
Frederick, MD............           6.0          93.1       1.2       103      966       3.4        97 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          82.6       1.4        84      940       4.3        45 
Howard, MD...............           8.9         148.7       (7)         -    1,182       4.4        41 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.9         451.5       1.0       125    1,326       2.2       180 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.7         305.3       0.4       187    1,040       1.0       255 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.7         326.8      -0.4       259    1,157       4.0        53 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.3          83.2       0.1       215      836       0.5       282 
Bristol, MA..............          16.4         211.0       1.6        69      860      -0.8       307 
Essex, MA................          21.7         298.4       1.8        47    1,040       2.5       152 
Hampden, MA..............          15.3         196.2       1.7        52      881      -1.1       310 
Middlesex, MA............          49.3         817.3       1.2       103    1,411       5.1        24 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.5         318.6       1.7        52    1,188       3.1       118 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.3         172.4       0.5       173      915       0.8       271 
Suffolk, MA..............          23.1         580.1       2.0        35    1,651       4.4        41 
Worcester, MA............          21.5         314.7       1.3        93      969       2.0       198 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.4         128.7       0.8       151      834       0.8       271 
Ingham, MI...............           6.5         153.6       0.6       169      936       2.6       144 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.4         107.8      -0.4       259      880       4.4        41 
Kent, MI.................          13.9         314.9       2.5        21      871       1.8       210 
Macomb, MI...............          17.0         280.2       1.9        41      990       2.0       198 
Oakland, MI..............          37.5         623.3       1.5        77    1,127       2.9       131 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.6         100.4       (7)         -      842       6.6         6 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.2          81.0       1.0       125      800       1.1       251 
Washtenaw, MI............           8.1         193.6       (7)         -    1,009       2.7       141 
Wayne, MI................          31.2         665.1       0.0       221    1,065       3.1       118 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.1         104.9      -0.7       280      894       4.1        51 
Dakota, MN...............           9.7         168.5       0.0       221      950       3.6        80 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.1         817.0       1.6        69    1,211       5.0        26 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.3          87.0      -0.2       246    1,312      31.9         1 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.9         317.6       0.2       206    1,070       3.1       118 
St. Louis, MN............           5.6          93.3       0.4       187      781       3.9        59 
Stearns, MN..............           4.3          78.4       0.2       206      761       2.0       198 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          82.5      -0.2       246      710      -1.4       312 
Hinds, MS................           6.1         122.9      -1.8       309      847       2.2       180 
Boone, MO................           4.5          82.7       1.3        93      738       3.4        97 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          90.9       1.7        52      916       3.9        59 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         148.0      -1.0       295      728       2.4       161 
Jackson, MO..............          18.2         341.8      -0.6       275      975       2.5       152 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.2         122.5       2.3        28      754       0.9       264 
St. Louis, MO............          31.9         567.0      -0.6       275    1,046       4.1        51 
St. Louis City, MO.......           8.9         216.4      -0.4       259    1,048       3.9        59 
Yellowstone, MT..........           5.9          75.5      -0.2       246      803       4.7        35 
Douglas, NE..............          15.9         315.5       1.2       103      881       0.7       278 
Lancaster, NE............           8.2         154.4       1.1       116      769       2.4       161 
Clark, NV................          47.2         798.2      -1.5       306      870      -0.3       300 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.7         186.7      -0.3       251      877       1.0       255 
Hillsborough, NH.........          12.0         188.4       0.5       173    1,095       2.8       133 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.6         134.0       1.5        77      946       1.8       210 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.9         131.5      -1.8       309      824      -0.6       303 
Bergen, NJ...............          34.1         433.8       0.2       206    1,229       1.9       205 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.3         193.3      -0.9       287    1,044       3.1       118 
Camden, NJ...............          12.8         195.9      -1.2       301    1,030       1.8       210 
Essex, NJ................          21.4         342.3      -1.1       298    1,231       1.9       205 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.3          99.0      -1.4       304      870       0.6       279 
Hudson, NJ...............          14.1         232.9       0.3       199    1,276       2.6       144 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.4         226.9      -0.3       251    1,283       5.0        26 
Middlesex, NJ............          22.3         382.6      -0.5       268    1,178       1.0       255 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.6         245.5      -0.1       234    1,035       0.3       287 
Morris, NJ...............          17.8         271.3      -1.1       298    1,420      -0.9       308 
Ocean, NJ................          12.4         144.4      -0.1       234      828       1.3       242 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.5         173.0       0.9       139    1,004       0.8       271 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.2         168.0      -0.1       234    1,448       2.8       133 
Union, NJ................          14.9         221.8       0.1       215    1,200      -2.8       318 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.8         312.9      -1.3       302      849      -0.2       299 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         219.8      -0.9       287      981       2.2       180 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          16.8         234.3       0.5       173      927       0.2       291 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          91.3      -1.9       312      762       1.5       232 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.2         112.4       0.3       199      976       3.2       111 
Erie, NY.................          23.6         456.7       0.9       139      838       2.3       170 
Kings, NY................          50.2         506.0       3.2         7      837       0.2       291 
Monroe, NY...............          18.1         373.0       0.3       199      895       1.0       255 
Nassau, NY...............          52.6         597.6       0.4       187    1,119       0.9       264 
New York, NY.............         121.4       2,335.9       1.6        69    1,929       2.5       152 
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         108.3      -0.4       259      762       1.3       242 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.8         243.6      -0.6       275      896       2.2       180 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............          10.0         132.2       0.8       151      822       2.4       161 
Queens, NY...............          45.3         500.3       1.0       125      941       0.9       264 
Richmond, NY.............           8.9          95.9       (7)         -      827       (7)         - 
Rockland, NY.............           9.9         114.9       0.7       163    1,035       3.2       111 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.5         612.8       0.5       173    1,067       1.6       226 
Westchester, NY..........          36.2         406.6       0.1       215    1,333       3.0       124 
Buncombe, NC.............           7.9         111.9       1.0       125      747       0.1       294 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          78.3       1.5        77      734       1.4       236 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.2         119.1      -0.1       234      769       2.7       141 
Durham, NC...............           7.3         179.8       0.6       169    1,282       3.3       102 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           9.0         174.8      -0.3       251      876       3.3       102 
Guilford, NC.............          14.2         261.7       0.7       163      840       2.1       192 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          32.2         547.8       2.2        29    1,081       3.9        59 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.3          94.9      -0.1       234      803       0.4       285 
Wake, NC.................          28.8         437.5       1.5        77      963       3.9        59 
Cass, ND.................           5.9         101.1       2.1        31      826       3.9        59 
Butler, OH...............           7.3         140.0       1.1       116      841       2.8       133 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          36.2         690.7       0.4       187      989       5.2        19 
Franklin, OH.............          29.5         658.0       1.5        77      938       2.2       180 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.4         486.8      -0.1       234    1,044       3.5        90 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          93.3       1.2       103      804       3.5        90 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          92.9       1.0       125      787       6.2         9 
Lucas, OH................          10.4         201.6       1.9        41      847       1.8       210 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.2          98.2       0.9       139      707       3.5        90 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.3         241.6       0.0       221      857       1.4       236 
Stark, OH................           8.8         151.8       1.7        52      741       3.6        80 
Summit, OH...............          14.5         256.8       1.2       103      873       3.9        59 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.3         418.5       2.5        21      907       4.3        45 
Tulsa, OK................          20.3         332.1       0.0       221      887       4.5        38 
Clackamas, OR............          12.4         138.4       0.5       173      869       3.3       102 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.5          77.5       1.4        84      700       1.6       226 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         135.6       0.1       215      745       2.2       180 
Marion, OR...............           9.3         129.6      -0.5       268      744       2.2       180 
Multnomah, OR............          28.9         429.2       2.0        35      979       2.5       152 
Washington, OR...........          16.1         240.8       3.2         7    1,070       4.0        53 
Allegheny, PA............          34.9         674.8       0.7       163    1,033       3.3       102 
Berks, PA................           9.0         163.5       1.2       103      869       2.5       152 
Bucks, PA................          19.6         252.1       1.1       116      953       1.9       205 
Butler, PA...............           4.8          80.9       2.5        21      855       3.8        71 
Chester, PA..............          14.9         237.8       0.4       187    1,264       2.0       198 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.0         121.4       0.0       221      886       1.8       210 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.5         175.9      -0.6       275      955       3.0       124 
Delaware, PA.............          13.6         209.1       1.7        52    1,011       0.9       264 
Erie, PA.................           7.6         123.9       2.7        17      754       2.4       161 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.9          98.5      -0.7       280      741       1.0       255 
Lancaster, PA............          12.4         219.7       0.8       151      811       2.9       131 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.6         177.2       3.7         5      956       4.0        53 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         138.5       0.9       139      745       1.4       236 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.2         466.4       0.3       199    1,200      -2.1       316 
Northampton, PA..........           6.4          99.3       1.3        93      847       2.5       152 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          33.0         634.3       1.3        93    1,156       1.2       246 
Washington, PA...........           5.5          81.3       4.0         3      881       2.4       161 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.4         131.9       0.8       151      780       3.7        74 
York, PA.................           9.1         170.3       1.3        93      838       3.2       111 
Providence, RI...........          17.6         269.2       0.6       169      980       3.0       124 
Charleston, SC...........          11.6         207.4       2.9        11      843       2.3       170 
Greenville, SC...........          12.0         229.1       2.4        26      843       2.3       170 
Horry, SC................           7.5         101.3       1.1       116      585       0.2       291 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          93.5      -0.9       287      717       1.3       242 
Richland, SC.............           8.8         203.6      -0.4       259      836       0.8       271 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.9         112.8       0.8       151      819       2.0       198 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         113.5       0.5       173      806       3.7        74 
Davidson, TN.............          18.1         422.7       0.8       151    1,051       5.6        14 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         183.1       2.7        17      864       5.2        19 
Knox, TN.................          10.8         218.0       0.4       187      847       3.5        90 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.3          95.6       (7)         -      861       (7)         - 
Shelby, TN...............          19.0         472.0      -0.2       246    1,010       3.3       102 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          90.5       2.8        14    1,110       9.0         3 
Bell, TX.................           4.7         106.9       2.4        26      769       (7)         - 
Bexar, TX................          33.8         728.4       1.2       103      865       2.2       180 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.8          87.6       2.6        20      897       4.2        49 
Brazos, TX...............           3.9          87.7       0.5       173      714       2.6       144 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         125.9       1.2       103      610       2.2       180 
Collin, TX...............          18.2         292.0       2.9        11    1,091      -1.8       315 
Dallas, TX...............          68.1       1,429.9       1.6        69    1,167       3.4        97 
Denton, TX...............          11.0         175.9       3.2         7      836       0.8       271 
El Paso, TX..............          13.7         274.9       1.7        52      692       1.3       242 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.1         133.1       2.1        31      981       3.3       102 
Galveston, TX............           5.3          95.8       2.8        14      902       3.2       111 
Harris, TX...............         100.7       2,019.3       1.8        47    1,234       3.5        90 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          10.9         225.1       2.0        35      611       2.3       170 
Jefferson, TX............           6.0         122.4       2.5        21      953       3.3       102 
Lubbock, TX..............           6.9         125.4       1.7        52      743       3.6        80 
McLennan, TX.............           4.8         100.4      -0.3       251      792       2.6       144 
Montgomery, TX...........           8.6         131.1       3.6         6      918       4.3        45 
Nueces, TX...............           8.0         152.3       0.9       139      826       4.0        53 
Potter, TX...............           3.9          75.1       0.8       151      839       5.1        24 
Smith, TX................           5.4          93.2       1.0       125      829       2.2       180 
Tarrant, TX..............          37.6         758.7       1.7        52      978       3.4        97 
Travis, TX...............          30.2         576.5       2.7        17    1,092       5.3        17 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.8          87.6       1.8        47      653       5.5        15 
Williamson, TX...........           7.5         122.4       2.1        31      887      -1.6       313 
Davis, UT................           7.2         100.2       1.0       125      784       2.3       170 
Salt Lake, UT............          37.2         568.2       1.2       103      923       3.7        74 
Utah, UT.................          12.9         167.3       1.8        47      767       3.5        90 
Weber, UT................           5.6          88.2      -0.6       275      720       2.4       161 
Chittenden, VT...........           5.9          95.3       2.0        35      961       2.1       192 
Arlington, VA............           8.2         166.0       3.0        10    1,668       4.8        32 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.6         114.5      -0.5       268      879       3.0       124 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.4         585.9       1.9        41    1,541       3.6        80 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............           9.8         173.3       1.7        52      958       1.2       246 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.6         135.4       2.8        14    1,194       3.0       124 
Prince William, VA.......           7.6         106.3       1.9        41      871       2.6       144 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.2          96.4      -1.3       302    1,441       5.0        26 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.7          96.7       1.0       125      763      -0.1       296 
Newport News City, VA....           3.9          96.6      -0.1       234      889       1.9       205 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         137.5       0.0       221      962       1.8       210 
Richmond City, VA........           7.2         149.0      -0.3       251    1,066       4.7        35 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.4         163.0      -0.7       280      768       1.6       226 
Benton, WA...............           5.7          79.6       5.0         2    1,023       3.9        59 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.5         128.0       1.3        93      860       2.0       198 
King, WA.................          83.9       1,131.8       1.4        84    1,216       3.6        80 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.8          81.4       0.0       221      890       3.5        90 
Pierce, WA...............          22.2         262.5       0.2       206      864       2.2       180 
Snohomish, WA............          19.4         243.2       1.6        69      971       0.3       287 
Spokane, WA..............          16.4         197.2      -0.5       268      788       1.9       205 
Thurston, WA.............           7.5          97.2       0.0       221      848       2.3       170 
Whatcom, WA..............           7.1          77.8       0.6       169      758       3.3       102 
Yakima, WA...............           9.1          92.2       1.4        84      653       2.0       198 
Kanawha, WV..............           6.0         105.8      -0.1       234      840       2.4       161 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.6         144.8       1.0       125      868       1.6       226 
Dane, WI.................          14.0         300.1       1.1       116      928       3.6        80 
Milwaukee, WI............          21.6         473.2       0.5       173      968       2.3       170 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0         101.1       0.4       187      801       1.6       226 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.8         222.3       1.3        93      951       3.6        80 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          89.8       1.5        77      902       3.7        74 
San Juan, PR.............          11.7         269.9      -3.2       (8)      669       2.8       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 326 U.S. counties comprise 70.9 percent of the total covered workers
in the U.S.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Includes areas not officially designated as counties. See Technical Note.
(4) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(5) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(6) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(7) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.
(8) This county was not included in the U.S. rankings.





Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
fourth quarter 2010(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               fourth quarter                                          
         County by NAICS supersector                2010                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)     December    change,  Average   change, 
                                                                  2010     December   weekly   fourth  
                                                              (thousands) 2009-10(4)   wage    quarter 
                                                                                             2009-10(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,093.5     129,451.6       0.9     $971       3.0 
  Private industry...........................       8,795.6     107,606.5       1.2      973       3.2 
    Natural resources and mining.............         127.7       1,723.4       4.6    1,056       7.1 
    Construction.............................         790.8       5,392.7      -2.9    1,060       0.6 
    Manufacturing............................         342.8      11,569.9       0.7    1,206       5.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,882.5      25,333.3       1.1      806       2.9 
    Information..............................         144.7       2,715.0      -1.8    1,513       4.5 
    Financial activities.....................         816.7       7,431.1      -0.9    1,487       4.4 
    Professional and business services.......       1,557.6      17,073.9       3.4    1,289       4.1 
    Education and health services............         899.7      18,949.5       1.8      924       1.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         751.9      12,850.8       1.8      409       2.5 
    Other services...........................       1,289.6       4,363.2       0.5      604       2.5 
  Government.................................         298.0      21,845.1      -0.8      962       2.1 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         437.6       3,931.6       0.0    1,158       5.2 
  Private industry...........................         432.0       3,358.5       0.4    1,156       5.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.6       4.2    1,797      21.3 
    Construction.............................          13.1         102.8      -5.8    1,148      -0.7 
    Manufacturing............................          13.5         371.6      -1.1    1,204       3.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          52.2         761.8       0.8      884       3.4 
    Information..............................           8.5         198.5       0.8    2,234       9.3 
    Financial activities.....................          22.5         211.5      -0.6    1,601       7.2 
    Professional and business services.......          42.1         540.9       1.7    1,464       8.6 
    Education and health services............          29.0         511.8       (6)    1,065       (6) 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          27.3         387.9       1.2      931       2.0 
    Other services...........................         204.3         243.6      -4.5      477       6.0 
  Government.................................           5.6         573.0      -2.4    1,165       2.6 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         144.6       2,379.8       0.7    1,157       1.8 
  Private industry...........................         143.2       2,079.8       1.1    1,161       1.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.9       0.8    1,154       3.3 
    Construction.............................          12.3          61.5      -8.0    1,420       0.6 
    Manufacturing............................           6.7         194.9       0.0    1,251       7.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          27.8         448.2       1.5      888       5.8 
    Information..............................           2.6          51.1      -3.6    1,550      -3.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.4         188.5      -1.7    1,979      -4.5 
    Professional and business services.......          30.4         414.2       3.2    1,584       3.2 
    Education and health services............          15.0         398.9       2.7      976       0.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.5         224.1       1.4      469       3.5 
    Other services...........................          15.6          93.4      -0.8      822       3.8 
  Government.................................           1.4         299.9      -2.4    1,129       2.8 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         121.4       2,335.9       1.6    1,929       2.5 
  Private industry...........................         121.1       1,894.9       2.4    2,126       2.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1       5.0    3,306      58.3 
    Construction.............................           2.2          30.2      -3.1    1,966      -4.9 
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          26.8       0.9    1,915      22.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.0         249.0       3.1    1,350       2.7 
    Information..............................           4.4         131.5       0.0    2,279       6.8 
    Financial activities.....................          19.0         352.9       2.2    4,222       0.6 
    Professional and business services.......          25.5         469.3       2.3    2,328       5.1 
    Education and health services............           9.2         303.0       1.2    1,203       1.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.4         236.2       5.1      922      -0.5 
    Other services...........................          18.7          88.8       0.7    1,117      -0.4 
  Government.................................           0.3         441.0       (6)    1,094       (6) 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         100.7       2,019.3       1.8    1,234       3.5 
  Private industry...........................         100.2       1,755.8       2.2    1,269       3.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          76.3       6.4    3,203       1.8 
    Construction.............................           6.5         130.3      -2.6    1,206      -1.6 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         171.7       1.9    1,588       5.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.6         432.0       1.8    1,101       5.4 
    Information..............................           1.3          28.3      -4.8    1,423       2.9 
    Financial activities.....................          10.5         112.9       0.1    1,542       4.9 
    Professional and business services.......          19.9         324.4       (6)    1,579       5.7 
    Education and health services............          11.2         240.4       3.3      977      -1.3 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.2         178.4       2.2      420       1.4 
    Other services...........................          13.4          60.1       3.2      682       3.5 
  Government.................................           0.6         263.6      -0.6    1,004       1.3 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          94.6       1,643.9       1.2      937       1.1 
  Private industry...........................          93.9       1,428.3       1.6      940       1.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.9      -0.4      822      -4.1 
    Construction.............................           8.7          79.5      -3.9      990      -1.6 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         107.5      -1.1    1,332       3.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.8         346.4       1.0      862       4.2 
    Information..............................           1.5          27.5       5.3    1,252       0.6 
    Financial activities.....................          11.2         134.6       0.0    1,131       2.6 
    Professional and business services.......          21.9         271.3       2.8    1,032       1.8 
    Education and health services............          10.4         235.9       (6)    1,028       (6) 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.9         170.4       1.8      444       1.1 
    Other services...........................           6.8          46.3       2.8      636      -3.0 
  Government.................................           0.7         215.7      -1.6      919      -2.2 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          68.1       1,429.9       1.6    1,167       3.4 
  Private industry...........................          67.6       1,259.4       1.7    1,185       3.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.9      16.7    3,908       3.9 
    Construction.............................           4.0          67.5      -0.3    1,125      -0.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         112.8      -1.8    1,372       7.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         288.4       1.0    1,046       5.3 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.0      -1.6    1,643       3.6 
    Financial activities.....................           8.5         137.0       0.1    1,486       4.2 
    Professional and business services.......          14.9         266.0       4.0    1,403       2.1 
    Education and health services............           7.1         167.6       3.8    1,080       1.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.5         127.0       1.8      527       2.9 
    Other services...........................           7.1          38.3      -0.1      704       5.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         170.5       1.0    1,034       1.5 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         104.5       1,382.0       0.9    1,112       4.4 
  Private industry...........................         103.1       1,237.8       1.2    1,119       4.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.3      -3.5      677       5.3 
    Construction.............................           6.4          67.3      -0.8    1,237       2.6 
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         151.7       0.4    1,368       5.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.4         254.7       0.4    1,008       3.9 
    Information..............................           1.3          24.6      -4.3    1,625       1.1 
    Financial activities.....................           9.8         105.6       1.1    1,871      13.4 
    Professional and business services.......          18.9         248.3       2.2    1,308       2.4 
    Education and health services............          10.4         158.2       (6)    1,045       (6) 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         169.3       1.2      422       1.9 
    Other services...........................          21.1          48.4      -0.5      560       0.9 
  Government.................................           1.4         144.1      -1.7    1,057       1.1 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         100.4       1,256.1       0.5    1,075       5.3 
  Private industry...........................          99.1       1,029.5       0.6    1,065       5.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7           9.0       1.7      627       2.3 
    Construction.............................           6.4          54.5      -5.8    1,174      -0.8 
    Manufacturing............................           3.0          92.8       (6)    1,482       (6) 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.7         207.1       0.5      809       3.1 
    Information..............................           1.2          24.9      -3.7    1,607       9.5 
    Financial activities.....................           8.7          68.2      -0.2    1,477      24.5 
    Professional and business services.......          16.2         209.0      -0.7    1,559       7.3 
    Education and health services............           8.5         147.9       2.5    1,013       2.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         152.3       2.0      444       1.1 
    Other services...........................          27.9          58.3       1.4      530       4.1 
  Government.................................           1.4         226.6       0.0    1,124       (6) 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          83.9       1,131.8       1.4    1,216       3.6 
  Private industry...........................          83.3         974.5       1.7    1,226       3.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.5      -5.1    1,472       9.3 
    Construction.............................           6.0          45.7      -5.5    1,244      -1.0 
    Manufacturing............................           2.3          97.1      -0.7    1,489      -0.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.0         212.3       2.5    1,036       4.2 
    Information..............................           1.8          79.3       1.3    2,093       3.6 
    Financial activities.....................           6.6          64.4      -2.5    1,449      -4.7 
    Professional and business services.......          14.4         180.6       5.0    1,625      11.5 
    Education and health services............           7.1         133.4       1.5    1,004       3.4 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         107.5       1.6      480       2.3 
    Other services...........................          23.3          51.7       5.6      596      -0.3 
  Government.................................           0.6         157.3      -0.2    1,156       (6) 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          85.7         970.3       0.9      966       1.4 
  Private industry...........................          85.3         826.1       1.6      938       1.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.1      -5.1      522       8.3 
    Construction.............................           5.1          31.0      -6.5      982       0.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          34.4      -3.9      934       2.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.5         249.0       2.8      849       1.2 
    Information..............................           1.5          17.3      -3.0    1,419       3.2 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          61.6      -0.2    1,412       0.9 
    Professional and business services.......          18.0         126.6       2.0    1,291       4.3 
    Education and health services............           9.7         151.8       1.1      930       1.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.4         109.6       5.2      534      -0.9 
    Other services...........................           7.7          35.5       1.5      591       2.4 
  Government.................................           0.4         144.2      -2.5    1,122       0.9 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.
(4) Percent changes were computed from quarterly employment and pay data adjusted for noneconomic
county reclassifications. See Technical Note.
(5) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
(6) Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.





Table 3. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages by state, 
fourth quarter 2010(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           fourth quarter                                        
          State                 2010                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)     December    change,  Average  change,
                                              2010     December   weekly  fourth 
                                          (thousands)   2009-10    wage   quarter
                                                                          2009-10
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,093.5     129,451.6       0.9     $971      3.0
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.9       1,823.8       0.3      839      2.4
Alaska...................          21.3         306.6       1.4      987      2.9
Arizona..................         146.2       2,417.0       0.5      892      1.4
Arkansas.................          84.6       1,143.4       0.5      738      1.8
California...............       1,375.4      14,561.6       0.6    1,128      5.0
Colorado.................         169.8       2,203.9       0.9    1,001      3.7
Connecticut..............         111.3       1,628.6       0.5    1,226      2.8
Delaware.................          28.2         404.9       1.5    1,003      4.4
District of Columbia.....          35.5         698.5       1.6    1,688      4.5
Florida..................         595.6       7,258.9       0.7      871      1.8
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         268.7       3,790.7       0.7      906      3.4
Hawaii...................          38.9         598.0       0.8      859      1.9
Idaho....................          54.9         601.7      -0.4      733      3.5
Illinois.................         381.4       5,573.7       0.9    1,035      2.9
Indiana..................         158.4       2,743.6       1.2      804      2.9
Iowa.....................          94.7       1,446.1       0.6      797      3.4
Kansas...................          88.3       1,311.7       0.2      812      2.5
Kentucky.................         110.5       1,747.7       1.3      794      1.7
Louisiana................         126.5       1,849.5       0.3      863      3.5
Maine....................          49.5         578.3      -0.1      769      1.3
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         164.6       2,488.6       1.0    1,080      2.7
Massachusetts............         223.5       3,188.2       1.4    1,217      3.3
Michigan.................         246.4       3,817.3       1.3      938      2.7
Minnesota................         165.5       2,579.6       0.6      974      5.0
Mississippi..............          69.6       1,081.6       0.4      706      1.3
Missouri.................         175.1       2,596.8      -0.1      839      2.8
Montana..................          42.3         419.5       0.1      721      3.6
Nebraska.................          60.7         902.9       0.7      772      2.0
Nevada...................          71.5       1,114.5      -0.8      880      0.6
New Hampshire............          48.5         610.0       0.6      978      2.1
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         270.0       3,792.0      -0.2    1,161      1.5
New Mexico...............          55.3         786.7      -0.1      817      2.8
New York.................         593.4       8,507.7       1.0    1,219      2.1
North Carolina...........         253.4       3,831.7       0.7      840      2.7
North Dakota.............          26.5         368.8       4.3      809      7.6
Ohio.....................         287.6       4,963.5       1.1      865      3.0
Oklahoma.................         102.6       1,506.9       1.2      797      4.5
Oregon...................         130.9       1,609.4       1.0      852      2.8
Pennsylvania.............         343.6       5,547.3       1.3      951      2.0
Rhode Island.............          35.2         450.8       0.5      940      3.1
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         109.7       1,770.6       1.2      775      1.6
South Dakota.............          31.0         391.1       1.4      714      3.8
Tennessee................         139.6       2,599.4       1.1      878      3.5
Texas....................         575.5      10,352.8       2.0      977      3.4
Utah.....................          84.8       1,170.2       1.1      827      3.9
Vermont..................          24.3         299.3       0.9      814      1.1
Virginia.................         234.4       3,578.5       0.8    1,028      3.3
Washington...............         238.9       2,803.1       1.0      981      2.9
West Virginia............          48.7         698.0       0.6      778      3.5
Wisconsin................         158.6       2,665.9       1.1      836      3.2
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.1         270.5       1.3      872      4.9
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          49.8         956.7      -2.3      559      1.5
Virgin Islands...........           3.6          44.9       2.0      805      8.3

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





Last Modified Date: June 30, 2011