County Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 29, 2011  USDL-11-1397 
 
Technical Information:  (202) 691-6567  *  QCEWInfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cew 
Media Contact:  (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov 
 
 
County Employment and Wages 
First Quarter 2011 
 
 
From March 2010 to March 2011, employment increased in 256 of the 322 
largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 
today. Elkhart, Ind., posted the largest percentage increase, with a 
gain of 6.2 percent over the year, compared with national job growth 
of 1.3 percent. Within Elkhart, the largest employment increase 
occurred in manufacturing, which gained 5,125 jobs over the year 
(12.4 percent). Sacramento, Calif., experienced the largest over-the-
year percentage decrease in employment among the largest counties in 
the U.S. with a loss of 1.6 percent.  
 
The U.S. average weekly wage increased over the year by 5.2 percent 
to $935 in the first quarter of 2011. Among the large counties in the 
U.S., Peoria, Ill., had the largest over-the-year increase in average 
weekly wages in the first quarter of 2011 with a gain of 18.9 
percent. Within Peoria, professional and business services had the 
largest impact on the county’s over-the-year increase in average 
weekly wages. Williamson, Texas, experienced the largest decline in 
average weekly wages with a loss of 3.8 percent over the year. County 
employment and wage data are compiled under the Quarterly Census of 
Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. 

Table A.  Large counties ranked by March 2011 employment, March 2010-11 employment 
increase, and March 2010-11 percent increase in employment  

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                                       Employment in large counties
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       March 2011 employment      |      Increase in employment,     |  Percent increase in employment, 
            (thousands)           |           March 2010-11          |           March 2010-11
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 United States           127,851.0| United States             1,622.8| United States                 1.3
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 Los Angeles, Calif.       3,887.9| Harris, Texas                44.6| Elkhart, Ind.                 6.2
 Cook, Ill.                2,333.9| New York, N.Y.               43.4| Ottawa, Mich.                 4.7
 New York, N.Y.            2,304.1| Los Angeles, Calif.          37.3| Washington, Pa.               4.3
 Harris, Texas             2,014.4| Orange, Calif.               26.7| Prince William, Va.           4.3
 Maricopa, Ariz.           1,628.8| Dallas, Texas                26.7| Benton, Wash.                 4.3
 Dallas, Texas             1,416.9| Santa Clara, Calif.          24.6| Butler, Pa.                   4.2
 Orange, Calif.            1,370.6| Cook, Ill.                   22.9| Loudoun, Va.                  4.2
 San Diego, Calif.         1,239.7| Maricopa, Ariz.              21.1| Williamson, Tenn.             4.1
 King, Wash.               1,117.2| King, Wash.                  20.0| Washington, Ore.              4.0
 Miami-Dade, Fla.            967.7| Hennepin, Minn.              19.3| Collier, Fla.                 3.8
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Large County Employment 
 
In March 2011, national employment, as measured by the QCEW program, 
was 127.9 million, up by 1.3 percent or 1.6 million workers, from 
March 2010. The 322 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more employees 
accounted for 70.7 percent of total U.S. employment and 77.4 percent 
of total wages. These 322 counties had a net job growth of 1,054,300 
over the year, accounting for 65.0 percent of the overall U.S. 
employment increase.
 
Elkhart, Ind., had the largest percentage increase in employment 
among the largest U.S. counties (6.2 percent). The five counties with 
the largest increases in employment level were Harris, Texas; New 
York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Orange, Calif.; and Dallas, Texas. 
These counties had a combined over-the-year gain of 178,700, or 11.0 
percent of the employment increase for the U.S.   

Employment declined in 53 of the large counties from March 2010 to 
March 2011. Sacramento, Calif., had the largest over-the-year 
percentage decrease in employment (-1.6 percent). Within Sacramento, 
construction was the largest contributor to the decrease in 
employment with a loss of 9.5 percent. Montgomery, Ala., and 
Atlantic, N.J., tied for the second largest employment decrease, 
followed by San Joaquin, Calif., Marion, Fla., and Champaign, Ill., 
which tied for the third largest decline. (See table 1.) 

Table B.  Large counties ranked by first quarter 2011 average weekly wages, first quarter 2010-11 
increase in average weekly wages, and first quarter 2010-11 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 
         first quarter 2011       |    wage, first quarter 2010-11   |         weekly wage, first
                                  |                                  |          quarter 2010-11
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 United States                $935| United States                 $46| United States                 5.2
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 New York, N.Y.             $2,634| New York, N.Y.               $222| Peoria, Ill.                 18.9
 Fairfield, Conn.            1,888| Santa Clara, Calif.           205| Santa Clara, Calif.          12.4
 Somerset, N.J.              1,867| Peoria, Ill.                  150| Macomb, Mich.                12.0
 Santa Clara, Calif.         1,863| Somerset, N.J.                114| Clayton, Ga.                 11.9
 San Francisco, Calif.       1,723| San Francisco, Calif.         112| Wayne, Mich.                 11.3
 Suffolk, Mass.              1,625| Fulton, Ga.                   111| Brazoria, Texas              10.0
 Arlington, Va.              1,549| Wayne, Mich.                  104| Saginaw, Mich.                9.8
 Washington, D.C.            1,540| Fairfield, Conn.              102| Stark, Ohio                   9.7
 Hudson, N.J.                1,509| Hartford, Conn.               102| Butler, Pa.                   9.3
 San Mateo, Calif.           1,485| Macomb, Mich.                 101| New York, N.Y.                9.2
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Large County Average Weekly Wages 
 
Average weekly wages for the nation increased by 5.2 percent over the 
year in the first quarter of 2011. Among the 322 largest counties, 
315 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. Peoria, Ill., 
had the largest wage gain among the largest U.S. counties (18.9 percent).  
 
Of the 322 largest counties, 3 experienced declines in average weekly 
wages. Williamson, Texas, had the largest wage decline with a loss of 
3.8 percent over the year. Trade, transportation, and utilities 
contributed significantly to the county’s overall average weekly wage 
loss. Hudson, N.J., had the second largest percent decline in average 
weekly wages among the counties, followed by Durham, N.C. (See table 
1.) 
 
Ten Largest U.S. Counties 
 
All of the 10 largest counties experienced over-the-year percent 
increases in employment in March 2011. Harris, Texas, experienced the 
largest gain in employment (2.3 percent). Within Harris, professional 
and business services had the largest over-the-year increase among 
all private industry groups with a gain of 16,522 workers (5.3 
percent). Los Angeles, Calif., and Cook, Ill., both had the smallest 
percent increase in employment. (See table 2.) 
 
All of the 10 largest U.S. counties had an over-the-year increase in 
average weekly wages. New York, N.Y., experienced the largest 
increase in average weekly wages with a gain of 9.2 percent. Within 
New York, the largest impact on the county’s average weekly wage 
growth occurred in financial activities, largely due to significant 
total wage gains over the year ($5,287.0 million or 15.4 percent). 
Orange, Calif., had the smallest average weekly wage increase. 
 
For More Information 
 
The tables and charts included in this release contain data for the 
nation and for the 322 U.S. counties with annual average employment 
levels of 75,000 or more in 2010. March 2011 employment and 2011 
first 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 127.9 million full- 
and part-time workers. For additional information about the 
quarterly employment and wages data, please read the Technical Note. 
Data for the first quarter of 2011 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 second quarter 2011 is 
scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. 


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 | Industry Changes to Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data		        |
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 | Beginning with the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data 	  	 	|
 | presented in this release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is introducing  	 	|
 | 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/fr17au11.pdf.| 
 | For more information on the impact of the change, please see 			|
 | http://www.bls.gov/cew/naics2012.htm.						|
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 | County Changes for the 2011 County Employment and Wages News Releases		|
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 | Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2010 are included 	|
 | in this release and will be included in future 2011 releases. Four counties 		|
 | will be excluded: Okaloosa, Fla., Rock Island, Ill., St. Tammany, La., and		|
 | Potter, Texas. No counties have been added to the publication tables.	 	|
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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 2012 North American Industry Classification System. Data 
for 2011 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 323 counties presented 
in this release were derived using 2010 preliminary annual averages of employment. 
For 2011 data, four counties, Okaloosa, Fla., Rock Island, Ill., St. Tammany, La., 
and Potter, Texas, which were published in the 2010 releases, will be excluded from 
this and future 2011 releases because their 2010 annual average employment levels 
were less than 75,000. No counties have been added to the publication tables. 
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- |  440,000 establish-
            |  submitted by 9.1   |  ministrative records|  ments
            |  million establish- |  submitted by 6.7    |
            |  ments in first     |  million private-sec-|
            |  quarter of 2011    |  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 2010. 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 2010, UI and UCFE programs covered workers in 127.8 million jobs. The estimated 
123.2 million workers in these jobs (after adjustment for multiple jobholders) 
represented 95.3 percent of civilian wage and salary employment. Covered workers 
received $5.976 trillion in pay, representing 93.3 percent of the wage and salary 
component of personal income and 41.1 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 2010 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 

Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online features comprehensive information 
by detailed industry on establishments, employment, and wages for the nation and 
all states. The 2009 edition of this publication, which was published in March 2011, 
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 print version of the 
annual bulletin, Employment and Wages Annual Averages. Tables and additional content 
from Employment and Wages Annual Averages Online, 2009 are now available online at 
http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewbultn09.htm. The 2010 edition of Employment and Wages 
Annual Averages Online will be available later in 2011.

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-
800-877-8339.






Table 1. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 323 largest counties,
first quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                     Employment               Average weekly wage(4)   
                                                                                                       
                          Establishments,                                                              
        County(3)          first quarter                Percent   Ranking            Percent   Ranking 
                                2011         March      change,      by     First    change,      by   
                            (thousands)       2011       March    percent  quarter    first    percent 
                                          (thousands) 2010-11(5)   change    2011    quarter    change 
                                                                                   2010-11(5)          
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(6).........       9,074.3     127,851.0       1.3         -     $935       5.2         - 
                                                                                                       
Jefferson, AL............          17.8         328.8      -0.5       280      919       4.9        99 
Madison, AL..............           8.8         176.4      -0.8       294      978       4.4       134 
Mobile, AL...............           9.8         165.0       0.9       169      741       4.7       111 
Montgomery, AL...........           6.3         127.2      -1.5       314      764       4.1       157 
Tuscaloosa, AL...........           4.2          83.1       1.5       106      778       5.9        64 
Anchorage Borough, AK....           8.1         147.4       1.7        86      958       2.6       264 
Maricopa, AZ.............          93.8       1,628.8       1.3       132      889       5.1        89 
Pima, AZ.................          18.9         344.0      -0.7       290      768       4.2       148 
Benton, AR...............           5.4          92.5       (7)         -    1,110       6.5        45 
Pulaski, AR..............          15.1         241.6       0.3       229      819       5.5        80 
                                                                                                       
Washington, AR...........           5.5          89.2       (7)         -      726       4.6       116 
Alameda, CA..............          56.4         632.2      -0.1       264    1,183       4.0       165 
Contra Costa, CA.........          30.3         312.6      -0.1       264    1,210       6.4        49 
Fresno, CA...............          30.9         322.4       1.6        97      709       3.4       200 
Kern, CA.................          18.0         259.5       1.8        80      790       4.2       148 
Los Angeles, CA..........         438.0       3,887.9       1.0       158    1,046       6.6        43 
Marin, CA................          11.9         101.5       2.4        42    1,103       7.2        29 
Monterey, CA.............          13.0         148.1      -0.3       274      808       1.6       301 
Orange, CA...............         104.8       1,370.6       2.0        65    1,035       3.3       213 
Placer, CA...............          10.9         126.2       1.3       132      876       4.5       125 
                                                                                                       
Riverside, CA............          50.1         559.0      -0.1       264      748       3.2       219 
Sacramento, CA...........          54.3         573.9      -1.6       316    1,025       5.1        89 
San Bernardino, CA.......          51.5         592.0      -0.3       274      754       3.3       213 
San Diego, CA............         100.7       1,239.7       1.4       118    1,003       7.2        29 
San Francisco, CA........          55.1         548.6       2.9        26    1,723       7.0        35 
San Joaquin, CA..........          17.4         196.0      -1.4       311      752       3.2       219 
San Luis Obispo, CA......           9.7         100.0       1.1       148      742       2.1       285 
San Mateo, CA............          24.6         322.3       1.5       106    1,485       1.6       301 
Santa Barbara, CA........          14.6         173.9       1.4       118      869       5.1        89 
Santa Clara, CA..........          63.1         857.3       3.0        19    1,863      12.4         2 
                                                                                                       
Santa Cruz, CA...........           9.1          87.3       1.5       106      814       2.1       285 
Solano, CA...............          10.2         118.1       0.2       242      921       2.7       260 
Sonoma, CA...............          18.9         174.9       1.6        97      846       3.4       200 
Stanislaus, CA...........          15.2         156.5      -0.2       271      748       2.5       268 
Tulare, CA...............           9.5         134.7       1.1       148      622       2.8       248 
Ventura, CA..............          24.3         300.6       1.4       118      964       4.4       134 
Yolo, CA.................           6.2          89.0       (7)         -      892       (7)         - 
Adams, CO................           8.8         151.3       0.8       180      806       4.1       157 
Arapahoe, CO.............          18.6         272.0       2.0        65    1,130       2.7       260 
Boulder, CO..............          12.8         153.1       1.7        86    1,050       3.9       170 
                                                                                                       
Denver, CO...............          25.0         417.8       2.0        65    1,212       5.0        94 
Douglas, CO..............           9.3          87.9       0.6       196    1,069       7.1        34 
El Paso, CO..............          16.7         232.0       1.4       118      812       2.9       242 
Jefferson, CO............          17.7         200.3       0.5       206      929       3.7       183 
Larimer, CO..............           9.9         124.4       1.2       139      795       5.3        83 
Weld, CO.................           5.7          80.6       3.6        12      776       7.6        22 
Fairfield, CT............          32.4         396.3       2.3        49    1,888       5.7        73 
Hartford, CT.............          25.3         481.1       1.1       148    1,260       8.8        11 
New Haven, CT............          22.2         344.3       0.9       169      956       4.7       111 
New London, CT...........           6.9         122.0       0.0       257      960       4.7       111 
                                                                                                       
New Castle, DE...........          17.5         261.9       1.6        97    1,194       6.3        51 
Washington, DC...........          34.8         702.3       2.5        35    1,540       2.4       272 
Alachua, FL..............           6.5         115.4       0.2       242      730       3.5       197 
Brevard, FL..............          14.3         187.1      -0.5       280      801       2.2       279 
Broward, FL..............          61.8         682.9       0.3       229      834       3.2       219 
Collier, FL..............          11.5         119.6       3.8        10      767       4.1       157 
Duval, FL................          26.5         439.1       1.8        80      891       3.1       226 
Escambia, FL.............           7.8         120.1       0.8       180      690       4.2       148 
Hillsborough, FL.........          36.6         574.6       0.7       188      880       4.5       125 
Lake, FL.................           7.1          79.3       1.1       148      586       2.8       248 
                                                                                                       
Lee, FL..................          18.2         199.9       1.4       118      711       4.3       143 
Leon, FL.................           8.1         137.9       0.4       216      722       1.0       310 
Manatee, FL..............           9.3         104.1       0.3       229      668       3.6       188 
Marion, FL...............           7.8          89.0      -1.4       311      614       2.8       248 
Miami-Dade, FL...........          85.5         967.7       1.9        74      874       3.4       200 
Orange, FL...............          35.2         655.7       2.1        56      805       4.4       134 
Palm Beach, FL...........          48.7         496.5       0.7       188      886       4.4       134 
Pasco, FL................           9.7          98.6       2.4        42      596       2.8       248 
Pinellas, FL.............          30.1         379.7      -1.1       304      765       2.8       248 
                                                                                                       
Polk, FL.................          12.3         191.4      -0.5       280      668       3.9       170 
Sarasota, FL.............          14.2         135.3       1.4       118      722       2.4       272 
Seminole, FL.............          13.7         154.4      -0.5       280      735       3.1       226 
Volusia, FL..............          13.2         151.0      -0.7       290      629       2.8       248 
Bibb, GA.................           4.6          79.0       0.1       249      699       2.5       268 
Chatham, GA..............           7.6         128.0       0.7       188      752       3.9       170 
Clayton, GA..............           4.2         101.5       1.0       158      844      11.9         4 
Cobb, GA.................          20.6         285.6       0.7       188      962       4.0       165 
De Kalb, GA..............          17.4         272.4       1.0       158      992       6.0        60 
Fulton, GA...............          39.7         710.8       1.2       139    1,370       8.8        11 
                                                                                                       
Gwinnett, GA.............          23.4         298.6       2.7        30      879       3.4       200 
Muscogee, GA.............           4.6          92.8       0.9       169      749       5.9        64 
Richmond, GA.............           4.6          99.3       1.7        86      743       3.9       170 
Honolulu, HI.............          24.5         436.5       1.5       106      821       3.1       226 
Ada, ID..................          14.0         190.0       0.4       216      773       4.9        99 
Champaign, IL............           4.2          86.3      -1.4       311      750       2.9       242 
Cook, IL.................         145.1       2,333.9       1.0       158    1,145       5.8        70 
Du Page, IL..............          36.5         546.6       1.8        80    1,076       3.4       200 
Kane, IL.................          13.2         187.8       0.9       169      777       2.8       248 
Lake, IL.................          21.7         303.1       (7)         -    1,230       (7)         - 
                                                                                                       
McHenry, IL..............           8.6          89.7      -0.5       280      727       4.5       125 
McLean, IL...............           3.8          84.8       0.1       249      904       2.1       285 
Madison, IL..............           6.0          94.3       2.0        65      738       2.1       285 
Peoria, IL...............           4.7          99.8       2.5        35      944      18.9         1 
St. Clair, IL............           5.5          93.6       0.6       196      709       2.0       293 
Sangamon, IL.............           5.3         125.9       1.2       139      907       3.4       200 
Will, IL.................          14.7         192.9       0.9       169      793       5.0        94 
Winnebago, IL............           6.8         122.9       0.3       229      769       7.6        22 
Allen, IN................           9.0         170.4       2.1        56      747       4.0       165 
                                                                                                       
Elkhart, IN..............           4.9         102.5       6.2         1      698       5.4        82 
Hamilton, IN.............           8.3         107.8       2.5        35      924       6.6        43 
Lake, IN.................          10.3         181.1       0.6       196      791       5.6        77 
Marion, IN...............          23.8         542.2       1.0       158      987       3.6       188 
St. Joseph, IN...........           6.0         114.9       0.7       188      723       3.1       226 
Vanderburgh, IN..........           4.8         104.0       0.1       249      729       5.7        73 
Linn, IA.................           6.2         123.4       1.7        86      847       3.9       170 
Polk, IA.................          14.5         260.6      -0.5       280      940       4.9        99 
Scott, IA................           5.2          84.2       1.1       148      725       6.1        57 
Johnson, KS..............          21.1         295.8       1.5       106      955       2.5       268 
                                                                                                       
Sedgwick, KS.............          12.5         237.6       0.1       249      816       6.9        37 
Shawnee, KS..............           4.9          93.9      -1.1       304      751       4.3       143 
Wyandotte, KS............           3.3          79.3       1.8        80      826       4.4       134 
Fayette, KY..............           9.6         169.5       1.7        86      811       6.0        60 
Jefferson, KY............          22.6         407.9       1.3       132      873       3.4       200 
Caddo, LA................           7.5         120.4       0.5       206      736       6.8        38 
Calcasieu, LA............           5.0          82.2       0.2       242      768       4.8       105 
East Baton Rouge, LA.....          14.7         254.2       0.1       249      831       2.8       248 
Jefferson, LA............          14.0         192.1       0.4       216      831       3.6       188 
Lafayette, LA............           9.1         132.0       2.3        49      847       4.7       111 
                                                                                                       
Orleans, LA..............          11.1         173.1       1.2       139      983       3.0       236 
Cumberland, ME...........          12.5         164.1       1.3       132      835       4.8       105 
Anne Arundel, MD.........          14.5         224.7       1.1       148      958       (7)         - 
Baltimore, MD............          21.1         357.7       0.3       229      920       2.3       276 
Frederick, MD............           6.0          90.4       0.3       229      904       5.9        64 
Harford, MD..............           5.6          81.4       2.5        35      844       4.5       125 
Howard, MD...............           8.9         147.7       2.5        35    1,141       6.5        45 
Montgomery, MD...........          32.9         445.7       2.0        65    1,311       3.9       170 
Prince Georges, MD.......          15.7         297.8       0.6       196      933       2.1       285 
                                                                                                       
Baltimore City, MD.......          13.7         327.8       0.6       196    1,081       3.7       183 
Barnstable, MA...........           9.3          78.3       0.1       249      759       4.5       125 
Bristol, MA..............          16.6         205.0       1.4       118      791       6.3        51 
Essex, MA................          22.0         291.6       1.7        86      955       6.3        51 
Hampden, MA..............          15.5         191.7       1.4       118      812       1.0       310 
Middlesex, MA............          49.9         796.6       0.9       169    1,370       7.3        27 
Norfolk, MA..............          24.8         309.4       0.5       206    1,066       4.5       125 
Plymouth, MA.............          14.5         166.6       0.6       196      815       5.0        94 
Suffolk, MA..............          23.5         574.8       1.4       118    1,625       5.0        94 
Worcester, MA............          21.8         309.2       1.6        97      908       7.2        29 
                                                                                                       
Genesee, MI..............           7.3         126.1       0.0       257      742       8.3        15 
Ingham, MI...............           6.4         151.0      -0.4       277      879       6.0        60 
Kalamazoo, MI............           5.3         106.2       0.9       169      816       5.0        94 
Kent, MI.................          13.7         310.0       3.0        19      792       3.4       200 
Macomb, MI...............          16.8         277.6       3.0        19      941      12.0         3 
Oakland, MI..............          37.0         618.7       2.7        30    1,019       7.5        24 
Ottawa, MI...............           5.5         101.2       4.7         2      714       6.1        57 
Saginaw, MI..............           4.1          79.1       1.6        97      760       9.8         7 
Washtenaw, MI............           8.0         188.9       2.1        56      925       1.1       307 
Wayne, MI................          30.7         660.6       1.5       106    1,021      11.3         5 
                                                                                                       
Anoka, MN................           7.1         104.0       0.3       229      829       7.2        29 
Dakota, MN...............           9.7         165.0       0.3       229      895       3.6       188 
Hennepin, MN.............          43.5         805.9       2.4        42    1,197       7.7        20 
Olmsted, MN..............           3.4          85.4      -0.3       274      968       3.4       200 
Ramsey, MN...............          13.9         310.1       0.2       242    1,093       6.2        55 
St. Louis, MN............           5.7          91.2       0.2       242      722       5.6        77 
Stearns, MN..............           4.3          77.2       2.5        35      700       2.2       279 
Harrison, MS.............           4.5          82.0       0.7       188      668       1.7       300 
Hinds, MS................           6.0         121.6      -1.1       304      778       3.9       170 
Boone, MO................           4.4          82.0       1.0       158      692       3.1       226 
                                                                                                       
Clay, MO.................           5.0          89.3       0.8       180      850       2.4       272 
Greene, MO...............           8.0         147.0      -0.6       287      661       4.6       116 
Jackson, MO..............          18.0         338.9       0.0       257      894       1.6       301 
St. Charles, MO..........           8.1         120.2       2.2        53      744       1.6       301 
St. Louis, MO............          31.8         560.8       0.1       249      973       3.6       188 
St. Louis City, MO.......           8.8         212.1      -0.6       287    1,037       2.8       248 
Yellowstone, MT..........           5.9          74.6       0.0       257      721       4.6       116 
Douglas, NE..............          15.8         307.4       0.9       169      853       3.1       226 
Lancaster, NE............           8.1         151.5       0.4       216      711       3.6       188 
Clark, NV................          47.2         795.2       0.4       216      790       1.8       297 
                                                                                                       
Washoe, NV...............          13.6         179.9      -0.8       294      789       3.4       200 
Hillsborough, NH.........          11.8         185.0       1.3       132      975       5.9        64 
Rockingham, NH...........          10.5         129.7       1.3       132      857       5.7        73 
Atlantic, NJ.............           6.8         128.3      -1.5       314      772       2.8       248 
Bergen, NJ...............          33.5         420.2       0.6       196    1,152       2.8       248 
Burlington, NJ...........          11.1         189.1      -1.1       304      957       3.5       197 
Camden, NJ...............          12.4         191.3      -0.9       298      903       5.7        73 
Essex, NJ................          20.9         336.0      -0.8       294    1,229       4.5       125 
Gloucester, NJ...........           6.2          96.4       0.3       229      766       1.1       307 
Hudson, NJ...............          13.8         229.4       0.0       257    1,509      -1.5       317 
                                                                                                       
Mercer, NJ...............          11.2         226.1       0.5       206    1,283       5.3        83 
Middlesex, NJ............          21.9         371.7      -0.2       271    1,191       4.6       116 
Monmouth, NJ.............          20.2         237.4      -0.7       290      945       2.7       260 
Morris, NJ...............          17.4         264.9      -0.5       280    1,462       2.5       268 
Ocean, NJ................          12.2         140.2      -0.2       271      746       3.2       219 
Passaic, NJ..............          12.2         169.1       0.5       206      921       3.1       226 
Somerset, NJ.............          10.1         164.9       0.4       216    1,867       6.5        45 
Union, NJ................          14.6         215.1      -0.9       298    1,199       1.9       294 
Bernalillo, NM...........          17.6         308.5      -0.4       277      781       2.6       264 
Albany, NY...............          10.0         215.2      -0.9       298      937       2.9       242 
                                                                                                       
Bronx, NY................          17.0         234.1       0.8       180      818       3.2       219 
Broome, NY...............           4.5          89.5      -1.0       302      703       4.5       125 
Dutchess, NY.............           8.1         109.3      -0.1       264      917       1.8       297 
Erie, NY.................          23.7         444.8       0.5       206      794       4.6       116 
Kings, NY................          50.9         503.9       3.7        11      725       1.1       307 
Monroe, NY...............          18.1         366.1       0.5       206      847       3.4       200 
Nassau, NY...............          52.7         578.6       0.4       216    1,015       3.3       213 
New York, NY.............         121.9       2,304.1       1.9        74    2,634       9.2        10 
Oneida, NY...............           5.3         104.6      -1.3       310      708       4.1       157 
Onondaga, NY.............          12.8         236.8      -0.1       264      831       4.3       143 
                                                                                                       
Orange, NY...............          10.0         128.2       1.5       106      755       2.2       279 
Queens, NY...............          45.7         494.0       1.6        97      844       4.2       148 
Richmond, NY.............           9.0          90.8       1.8        80      758       3.6       188 
Rockland, NY.............           9.9         112.0       1.2       139      991       2.6       264 
Suffolk, NY..............          50.8         596.3       0.7       188      972       4.2       148 
Westchester, NY..........          36.2         397.8       1.0       158    1,332       1.4       305 
Buncombe, NC.............           7.8         110.5       2.1        56      676       4.8       105 
Catawba, NC..............           4.4          78.4       2.8        28      692       7.5        24 
Cumberland, NC...........           6.2         118.9       1.3       132      695       4.2       148 
Durham, NC...............           7.1         177.8       1.4       118    1,276      -0.5       316 
                                                                                                       
Forsyth, NC..............           8.9         170.6      -0.8       294      891       7.9        18 
Guilford, NC.............          14.0         260.6       1.7        86      802       4.8       105 
Mecklenburg, NC..........          31.9         546.4       2.8        28    1,231       7.3        27 
New Hanover, NC..........           7.2          96.2       2.1        56      741       4.2       148 
Wake, NC.................          28.6         437.2       3.3        14      917       1.9       294 
Cass, ND.................           5.9         100.2       3.0        19      765       6.7        41 
Butler, OH...............           7.3         136.5       0.4       216      781       0.5       314 
Cuyahoga, OH.............          35.7         675.4       0.5       206      953       7.4        26 
Franklin, OH.............          29.2         644.1       1.4       118      920       4.4       134 
Hamilton, OH.............          23.1         478.5       0.8       180      992       4.1       157 
                                                                                                       
Lake, OH.................           6.5          90.9       0.4       216      774       3.6       188 
Lorain, OH...............           6.1          91.3       2.5        35      750       7.0        35 
Lucas, OH................          10.3         196.4       1.5       106      793       5.9        64 
Mahoning, OH.............           6.1          94.5       1.7        86      632       4.6       116 
Montgomery, OH...........          12.2         238.9       0.8       180      782       3.3       213 
Stark, OH................           8.7         148.5       2.2        53      703       9.7         8 
Summit, OH...............          14.3         248.9       0.3       229      841       2.2       279 
Oklahoma, OK.............          24.4         413.5       2.0        65      837       5.5        80 
Tulsa, OK................          20.2         324.5       0.2       242      825       5.1        89 
Clackamas, OR............          12.5         135.2       0.6       196      798       3.4       200 
                                                                                                       
Jackson, OR..............           6.5          73.2      -1.1       304      644       2.7       260 
Lane, OR.................          10.8         134.7       0.9       169      672       3.4       200 
Marion, OR...............           9.3         128.0      -1.0       302      699       1.9       294 
Multnomah, OR............          29.0         424.9       2.0        65      918       5.2        85 
Washington, OR...........          16.2         239.4       4.0         9    1,120       6.8        38 
Allegheny, PA............          35.1         666.8       1.5       106      997       5.2        85 
Berks, PA................           9.0         161.7       1.4       118      780       4.0       165 
Bucks, PA................          19.6         244.9       0.5       206      855       3.1       226 
Butler, PA...............           4.8          80.2       4.2         6      799       9.3         9 
Chester, PA..............          14.9         233.3       1.1       148    1,164       2.9       242 
                                                                                                       
Cumberland, PA...........           6.0         120.5       1.1       148      815       3.7       183 
Dauphin, PA..............           7.4         173.3       0.4       216      889       4.6       116 
Delaware, PA.............          13.6         205.3       1.7        86    1,003       3.7       183 
Erie, PA.................           7.6         121.9       3.2        15      695       6.8        38 
Lackawanna, PA...........           5.8          96.4      -0.4       277      665       2.9       242 
Lancaster, PA............          12.4         214.0       0.4       216      734       4.7       111 
Lehigh, PA...............           8.6         170.4       2.0        65      879       3.8       180 
Luzerne, PA..............           7.7         136.3       1.0       158      684       4.1       157 
Montgomery, PA...........          27.1         456.4       0.2       242    1,198       2.1       285 
Northampton, PA..........           6.4          97.6       0.6       196      791       4.6       116 
                                                                                                       
Philadelphia, PA.........          33.7         628.0       1.2       139    1,079       4.5       125 
Washington, PA...........           5.5          80.2       4.3         3      867       8.8        11 
Westmoreland, PA.........           9.3         128.8       1.1       148      716       6.1        57 
York, PA.................           9.0         168.2       1.6        97      789       3.5       197 
Providence, RI...........          17.4         263.9       0.0       257      895       2.3       276 
Charleston, SC...........          11.6         206.6       2.9        26      774       5.9        64 
Greenville, SC...........          12.1         228.3       2.7        30      770       5.2        85 
Horry, SC................           7.5         101.9       0.4       216      534       2.9       242 
Lexington, SC............           5.6          93.5       0.9       169      650       4.0       165 
Richland, SC.............           8.8         201.8      -0.9       298      794       3.1       226 
                                                                                                       
Spartanburg, SC..........           5.8         110.9       1.5       106      761       2.6       264 
Minnehaha, SD............           6.5         111.9       1.4       118      748       4.9        99 
Davidson, TN.............          18.1         415.0       1.0       158      927       3.2       219 
Hamilton, TN.............           8.4         181.0       2.0        65      785       0.1       315 
Knox, TN.................          10.7         215.4       1.9        74      750       3.0       236 
Rutherford, TN...........           4.3          95.7       1.6        97      771       2.1       285 
Shelby, TN...............          18.9         458.0       0.1       249      915       4.9        99 
Williamson, TN...........           6.1          89.6       4.1         8    1,054       4.4       134 
Bell, TX.................           4.7         106.9       2.4        42      736       4.1       157 
Bexar, TX................          33.8         730.6       1.4       118      838       6.5        45 
                                                                                                       
Brazoria, TX.............           4.9          87.8       3.2        15      922      10.0         6 
Brazos, TX...............           3.9          86.7      -1.1       304      659       3.0       236 
Cameron, TX..............           6.4         126.5       1.5       106      546       3.0       236 
Collin, TX...............          18.2         291.0       3.1        17    1,075       5.8        70 
Dallas, TX...............          67.9       1,416.9       1.9        74    1,156       5.2        85 
Denton, TX...............          11.1         175.2       3.0        19      780       3.9       170 
El Paso, TX..............          13.8         272.8       0.8       180      626       3.3       213 
Fort Bend, TX............           9.2         133.0       2.4        42      979       8.2        16 
Galveston, TX............           5.3          95.1       2.6        34      827       4.4       134 
Harris, TX...............         100.9       2,014.4       2.3        49    1,258       7.7        20 
                                                                                                       
Hidalgo, TX..............          11.0         226.0       2.3        49      556       3.2       219 
Jefferson, TX............           6.0         120.9       1.9        74      920       8.1        17 
Lubbock, TX..............           7.0         124.4       2.2        53      653       2.8       248 
McLennan, TX.............           4.8          99.8       0.3       229      727       3.0       236 
Montgomery, TX...........           8.7         130.8       3.0        19      886       7.9        18 
Nueces, TX...............           7.9         152.7      -0.1       264      748       6.4        49 
Smith, TX................           5.4          92.0       0.9       169      739       3.8       180 
Tarrant, TX..............          37.6         750.5       1.7        86      900       3.3       213 
Travis, TX...............          30.5         576.1       2.7        30    1,002       6.0        60 
                                                                                                       
Webb, TX.................           4.8          87.6       2.4        42      590       4.8       105 
Williamson, TX...........           7.6         128.4       3.0        19      953      -3.8       318 
Davis, UT................           7.1         100.8       (7)         -      704       2.3       276 
Salt Lake, UT............          36.2         559.5       1.7        86      856       3.8       180 
Utah, UT.................          12.5         164.9       3.1        17      681       3.7       183 
Weber, UT................           5.4          87.9      -0.1       264      642       2.4       272 
Chittenden, VT...........           5.9          92.8       2.1        56      878       3.1       226 
Arlington, VA............           8.2         166.6       3.6        12    1,549       0.8       313 
Chesterfield, VA.........           7.5         113.0       0.8       180      830       4.1       157 
Fairfax, VA..............          34.4         572.9       2.1        56    1,479       4.4       134 
                                                                                                       
Henrico, VA..............           9.7         171.5       1.2       139    1,027       6.3        51 
Loudoun, VA..............           9.7         134.7       4.2         6    1,093       2.1       285 
Prince William, VA.......           7.6         108.3       4.3         3      808       1.3       306 
Alexandria City, VA......           6.2          93.6       (7)         -    1,226       (7)         - 
Chesapeake City, VA......           5.7          94.0       1.0       158      724       4.2       148 
Newport News City, VA....           3.8          95.3       0.6       196      826       4.3       143 
Norfolk City, VA.........           5.7         137.7       0.7       188      861       3.6       188 
Richmond City, VA........           7.0         148.5       1.1       148    1,071       4.9        99 
Virginia Beach City, VA..          11.2         159.4      -0.7       290      717       5.8        70 
Benton, WA...............           5.7          80.8       4.3         3      959       4.8       105 
                                                                                                       
Clark, WA................          13.3         125.7       0.4       216      800       4.3       143 
King, WA.................          83.1       1,117.2       1.8        80    1,185       5.6        77 
Kitsap, WA...............           6.7          80.2       0.0       257      798       1.8       297 
Pierce, WA...............          21.8         259.3       0.3       229      821       3.0       236 
Snohomish, WA............          19.2         241.1       2.1        56      968       8.8        11 
Spokane, WA..............          15.9         194.3      -0.6       287      751       4.6       116 
Thurston, WA.............           7.4          96.5       0.3       229      800       1.0       310 
Whatcom, WA..............           7.0          77.7       1.6        97      745       6.7        41 
Yakima, WA...............           8.9          95.0       1.2       139      606       2.2       279 
Kanawha, WV..............           5.9         104.4       1.2       139      797       5.1        89 
                                                                                                       
Brown, WI................           6.6         142.6       0.5       206      803       4.2       148 
Dane, WI.................          14.0         293.6       1.5       106      878       6.2        55 
Milwaukee, WI............          21.6         464.6       1.0       158      929       7.2        29 
Outagamie, WI............           5.0          99.1       2.1        56      747       3.9       170 
Waukesha, WI.............          12.7         217.9       2.4        42      902       3.9       170 
Winnebago, WI............           3.7          88.5       1.9        74      831       2.2       279 
San Juan, PR.............          11.9         259.7      -2.5       (8)      598      -0.2       (8) 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs. These 322 U.S. counties comprise 70.7 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,
first quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               first quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2011                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)      March      change,   First    change, 
                                                                  2011       March   quarter    first  
                                                              (thousands) 2010-11(4)   2011    quarter 
                                                                                             2010-11(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,074.3     127,851.0       1.3     $935       5.2 
  Private industry...........................       8,776.1     106,054.4       1.8      941       5.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............         127.3       1,701.7       5.3    1,116       9.7 
    Construction.............................         774.2       5,137.6      -0.9      917       2.6 
    Manufacturing............................         339.8      11,556.7       1.9    1,164       7.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,875.9      24,316.5       1.3      766       5.5 
    Information..............................         143.9       2,659.8      -1.8    1,609       9.7 
    Financial activities.....................         811.3       7,354.6      -0.3    1,886      10.2 
    Professional and business services.......       1,553.4      16,972.0       4.1    1,212       5.1 
    Education and health services............         902.8      18,941.2       1.9      793       3.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         752.2      12,842.6       2.3      363       2.8 
    Other services...........................       1,297.0       4,349.8       1.2      559       3.5 
  Government.................................         298.2      21,796.6      -1.3      902       2.0 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         438.0       3,887.9       1.0    1,046       6.6 
  Private industry...........................         432.4       3,321.8       1.6    1,030       7.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.0      -0.9    1,645       7.2 
    Construction.............................          12.7         102.4      -2.8    1,000       4.0 
    Manufacturing............................          13.2         368.7      -0.7    1,149       7.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          51.5         735.0       1.7      804       5.8 
    Information..............................           8.3         186.1       1.0    1,997      10.1 
    Financial activities.....................          22.1         209.6      -0.5    1,907      12.0 
    Professional and business services.......          41.2         546.4       2.1    1,265       6.2 
    Education and health services............          28.8         511.8       2.7      912       4.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          26.9         387.9       2.9      589      13.9 
    Other services...........................         205.8         243.0      -2.6      442       5.2 
  Government.................................           5.7         566.1      -2.4    1,139       2.5 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         145.1       2,333.9       1.0    1,145       5.8 
  Private industry...........................         143.7       2,033.8       1.6    1,154       6.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.8      -2.9      782      -5.1 
    Construction.............................          12.2          56.4      -2.8    1,276      -0.2 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         193.7       1.0    1,104       7.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.1         427.4       1.5      841       8.5 
    Information..............................           2.6          51.3      -1.1    1,849       8.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.4         184.8      -2.0    2,867      15.7 
    Professional and business services.......          30.4         400.1       2.6    1,432       1.6 
    Education and health services............          15.1         402.1       3.0      835       2.3 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.6         219.8       2.4      422       5.0 
    Other services...........................          15.8          93.3       0.8      743       3.5 
  Government.................................           1.4         300.1      -2.8    1,085       (6) 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         121.9       2,304.1       1.9    2,634       9.2 
  Private industry...........................         121.6       1,865.2       3.0    2,995       8.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.2      25.6    2,745      22.8 
    Construction.............................           2.2          29.7      -2.5    1,609       4.1 
    Manufacturing............................           2.5          25.6      -1.3    1,644       9.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.1         234.7       3.2    1,252       6.5 
    Information..............................           4.4         131.8       1.1    2,751      11.4 
    Financial activities.....................          19.0         351.8       2.6    8,684      12.3 
    Professional and business services.......          25.4         460.8       2.9    2,512       3.5 
    Education and health services............           9.3         302.8       0.7    1,065       5.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.6         232.3       6.7      762       8.1 
    Other services...........................          18.9          87.4       2.1    1,270       7.2 
  Government.................................           0.3         438.9      -2.3    1,095       4.1 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         100.9       2,014.4       2.3    1,258       7.7 
  Private industry...........................         100.4       1,749.9       2.7    1,302       8.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.6          77.4       7.3    4,206       7.5 
    Construction.............................           6.5         131.5      -2.4    1,092       2.7 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         172.6       4.0    1,607       9.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          22.6         419.4       2.2    1,167       8.5 
    Information..............................           1.3          28.2      -1.6    1,378       6.7 
    Financial activities.....................          10.5         111.6      -0.3    1,882      13.9 
    Professional and business services.......          20.0         326.7       5.3    1,441       (6) 
    Education and health services............          11.3         240.6       2.6      876       4.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.1         180.9       3.0      384       0.8 
    Other services...........................          13.5          60.1       1.5      658       7.5 
  Government.................................           0.6         264.4      -0.6      968       3.1 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          93.8       1,628.8       1.3      889       5.1 
  Private industry...........................          93.1       1,412.8       1.8      898       5.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           7.6       5.0    1,152      16.4 
    Construction.............................           8.5          77.7      -2.5      884       1.7 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         107.8       1.0    1,439      13.6 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.7         331.8       1.4      847       6.8 
    Information..............................           1.5          27.0       0.6    1,208       6.5 
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         134.2       1.7    1,270       7.4 
    Professional and business services.......          22.0         264.7       2.7      925       3.0 
    Education and health services............          10.4         237.5       2.9      864       1.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.9         176.0       2.3      409       1.7 
    Other services...........................           6.6          47.9       2.4      585       5.0 
  Government.................................           0.7         215.9      -2.0      829       2.5 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          67.9       1,416.9       1.9    1,156       5.2 
  Private industry...........................          67.3       1,248.2       2.2    1,180       5.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           8.7      11.5    4,366      10.2 
    Construction.............................           4.0          66.2       0.2      960       2.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9         113.7      -0.2    1,501      16.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.8         280.1       1.8      982       3.9 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.5       0.0    2,078      11.7 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4         137.6       0.9    1,879       8.3 
    Professional and business services.......          14.8         263.0       3.8    1,251       1.2 
    Education and health services............           7.1         166.2       3.4      941       2.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.6         127.8       3.3      474      -1.0 
    Other services...........................           7.1          38.8       2.2      628       3.6 
  Government.................................           0.5         168.7      -0.3      975       1.9 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         104.8       1,370.6       2.0    1,035       3.3 
  Private industry...........................         103.4       1,224.2       2.4    1,014       3.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           4.3     -15.9      635      12.6 
    Construction.............................           6.3          67.1      -0.4    1,049       1.5 
    Manufacturing............................           5.0         150.3       1.3    1,239       3.8 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          16.1         242.5       0.4      944       5.4 
    Information..............................           1.2          24.0      -3.1    1,796      -1.1 
    Financial activities.....................           9.7         103.4       1.7    1,629       2.5 
    Professional and business services.......          18.6         248.5       3.9    1,204       5.2 
    Education and health services............          10.3         159.0       (6)      883       3.8 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         168.9       3.6      408       4.9 
    Other services...........................          21.6          48.8       1.6      516       3.0 
  Government.................................           1.4         146.4      -1.6    1,214       0.9 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         100.7       1,239.7       1.4    1,003       7.2 
  Private industry...........................          99.2       1,017.7       1.7      989       8.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          11.4       2.8      491       1.2 
    Construction.............................           6.2          54.7      -0.2    1,033       5.5 
    Manufacturing............................           3.0          92.5      -0.1    1,458       9.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.6         195.4       0.9      797       7.3 
    Information..............................           1.2          24.3      -2.6    1,624      12.5 
    Financial activities.....................           8.5          67.1       0.4    1,343       8.7 
    Professional and business services.......          16.0         210.1       2.2    1,432      13.4 
    Education and health services............           8.4         146.5       2.9      880       4.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.0         152.5       1.5      387       2.4 
    Other services...........................          28.3          56.7       0.7      499       4.2 
  Government.................................           1.4         222.0       0.0    1,068       2.2 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          83.1       1,117.2       1.8    1,185       5.6 
  Private industry...........................          82.5         959.8       2.2    1,198       6.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4           2.5      -0.3    1,492      -3.4 
    Construction.............................           5.8          43.5      -4.5    1,108       0.1 
    Manufacturing............................           2.3          97.6       0.8    1,579      14.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         204.8       3.3    1,029       8.4 
    Information..............................           1.8          79.0       1.0    2,280       5.2 
    Financial activities.....................           6.5          63.4      -1.7    1,647       6.9 
    Professional and business services.......          14.2         177.6       4.8    1,431       5.8 
    Education and health services............           7.2         134.3       3.4      887       3.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         105.3       1.3      424      -2.3 
    Other services...........................          22.9          51.7       2.7      591       2.1 
  Government.................................           0.6         157.4      -0.1    1,107       2.5 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          85.5         967.7       1.9      874       3.4 
  Private industry...........................          85.1         824.4       2.8      856       4.6 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5          10.0       3.6      409      10.5 
    Construction.............................           4.9          30.5      -2.5      872       6.0 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          35.1      -1.2      821       1.0 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          24.3         243.2       3.2      799       5.1 
    Information..............................           1.4          17.5      -1.3    1,424       3.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.9          61.1       1.2    1,593      10.2 
    Professional and business services.......          17.8         126.5       3.6    1,024       2.9 
    Education and health services............           9.6         152.7       2.6      831       5.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.4         110.2       3.6      481       3.2 
    Other services...........................           7.7          36.0       4.1      523       1.0 
  Government.................................           0.4         143.3      -2.6      974      -1.6 

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal
Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary. Counties selected are based on 2010 annual average employement.
(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, 
first quarter 2011(2)
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                Employment        Average weekly 
                                                                      wage(3)    
                          Establishments,                                        
                           first quarter                                         
          State                 2011                    Percent           Percent
                            (thousands)      March      change,   First   change,
                                              2011       March   quarter   first 
                                          (thousands)   2010-11    2011   quarter
                                                                          2010-11
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
United States(4).........       9,074.3     127,851.0       1.3     $935      5.2
                                                                                 
Alabama..................         116.3       1,808.5       0.3      766      4.2
Alaska...................          21.2         310.1       2.0      912      3.8
Arizona..................         144.8       2,392.1       0.7      837      4.9
Arkansas.................          85.7       1,133.5       0.3      715      6.1
California...............       1,376.1      14,413.8       1.2    1,066      6.2
Colorado.................         169.0       2,179.8       1.3      952      4.4
Connecticut..............         110.6       1,589.2       1.4    1,282      6.3
Delaware.................          28.3         396.0       2.1    1,026      5.7
District of Columbia.....          34.8         702.3       2.5    1,540      2.4
Florida..................         591.2       7,235.9       1.2      794      3.8
                                                                                 
Georgia..................         266.7       3,771.0       1.4      885      5.7
Hawaii...................          38.6         593.8       1.2      790      3.1
Idaho....................          54.2         590.3      -0.1      659      4.1
Illinois.................         382.7       5,472.4       1.2    1,003      6.0
Indiana..................         159.7       2,717.1       1.9      772      4.5
Iowa.....................          93.7       1,419.3       0.6      738      4.5
Kansas...................          87.9       1,293.3       0.6      748      4.0
Kentucky.................         110.8       1,715.6       1.5      737      3.7
Louisiana................         127.4       1,841.3       0.9      798      4.5
Maine....................          49.5         558.6       0.1      723      4.8
                                                                                 
Maryland.................         164.9       2,452.1       1.3    1,010      3.6
Massachusetts............         226.4       3,116.5       1.2    1,159      5.8
Michigan.................         244.0       3,757.7       2.2      872      7.1
Minnesota................         167.2       2,530.7       1.4      935      6.0
Mississippi..............          69.1       1,074.8       0.6      650      3.2
Missouri.................         173.9       2,562.3       0.3      786      3.0
Montana..................          42.0         412.2       0.4      656      3.6
Nebraska.................          60.0         886.2       0.7      721      3.9
Nevada...................          71.3       1,102.6       0.4      802      3.0
New Hampshire............          47.5         596.3       1.1      876      5.2
                                                                                 
New Jersey...............         265.0       3,701.1       0.0    1,160      3.5
New Mexico...............          54.7         776.5      -0.1      738      3.1
New York.................         596.9       8,336.5       1.2    1,368      6.7
North Carolina...........         252.3       3,809.6       1.6      825      4.3
North Dakota.............          26.6         364.5       5.0      748      9.5
Ohio.....................         286.5       4,870.6       1.4      819      4.6
Oklahoma.................         102.8       1,491.5       1.0      739      5.3
Oregon...................         131.0       1,590.3       1.3      812      4.6
Pennsylvania.............         344.7       5,459.3       1.5      896      4.6
Rhode Island.............          35.0         438.1       0.1      863      3.4
                                                                                 
South Carolina...........         110.1       1,767.2       1.4      722      4.5
South Dakota.............          30.9         382.3       1.3      659      4.1
Tennessee................         139.5       2,575.9       1.7      793      3.8
Texas....................         577.2      10,324.3       2.2      946      5.9
Utah.....................          82.7       1,156.9       2.0      753      3.4
Vermont..................          24.2         291.9       0.9      741      3.8
Virginia.................         233.1       3,539.9       1.5      968      4.0
Washington...............         235.3       2,785.3       1.2      947      5.2
West Virginia............          48.5         689.3       1.0      723      4.5
Wisconsin................         156.8       2,609.5       1.6      779      5.3
                                                                                 
Wyoming..................          25.0         265.2       1.0      808      4.4
                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............          50.6         923.0      -2.6      500      0.8
Virgin Islands...........           3.5          45.1       0.4      738      1.0

(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: September 29, 2011