Table 2. County rankings of employment and average annual pay for 2001 and 2000-01 percent changes for all covered workers1/ in the 249 largest counties

                   Table 2.  County rankings of employment and average annual pay for 2001 and 2000-01 percent
                   changes for all covered workers(1) in the 249 largest counties
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                 Employment(3)                  Average annual pay(3)          
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                         County(2)                           Net                                    Ranked by  
                                               2001        change,         2001       Ranked by      percent   
                                                          2000-01(4)                  2001 level     change,   
                                                                                                     2000-01   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                   Los Angeles, CA.......    4,102,386      22,633       $40,907          47           133     
                   Cook, IL..............    2,634,150     -37,351        44,044          36           160     
                   New York, NY..........    2,345,709     -32,910        74,641           1           153     
                   Harris, TX............    1,864,179      30,999        43,747          38            46     
                   Maricopa, AZ..........    1,562,034      18,587        35,681         110           204     
                   Dallas, TX............    1,551,255      -8,348        44,897          30           218     
                   Orange, CA............    1,410,583      20,580        40,280          55           161     
                   San Diego, CA.........    1,219,159      24,326        38,424          74           171     
                   King, WA..............    1,147,290      -9,537        47,224          18           236     
                   Santa Clara, CA.......    1,003,811     -22,112        65,926           2           249     
                                                                                                               
                   Miami-Dade, FL........      993,913      15,481        34,531         128           100     
                   Hennepin, MN..........      864,006      -6,548        45,498          26            87     
                   Middlesex, MA.........      850,199      11,404        51,736          12           233     
                   Wayne, MI.............      841,621     -27,974        42,714          42           228     
                   Cuyahoga, OH..........      796,430     -13,147        37,532          86           157     
                   Fulton, GA............      755,986       1,823        47,747          15           207     
                   Oakland, MI...........      752,905     -13,608        45,070          27           216     
                   Clark, NV.............      720,074      22,362        32,650         162           205     
                   Allegheny, PA.........      711,540       2,342        38,085          78            95     
                   Tarrant, TX...........      709,041       3,564        37,290          89            21     
                                                                                                               
                   Franklin, OH..........      702,623       1,660        36,089         103           130     
                   Alameda, CA...........      697,291        -783        46,511          20           132     
                   Broward, FL...........      664,095      13,693        33,964         135           176     
                   Philadelphia, PA......      658,898      -4,902        40,810          49           158     
                   Bexar, TX.............      655,490       6,261        31,022         193            96     
                   St. Louis, MO.........      640,845      -5,222        38,943          67           185     
                   Washington, DC........      635,583      -1,701        56,024           7            13     
                   Suffolk, MA...........      602,945         809        58,905           6            68     
                   Orange, FL............      602,698       1,174        32,226         173           107     
                   Hillsborough, FL......      596,521      11,213        32,868         156            92     
                                                                                                               
                   Nassau, NY............      594,478      -3,788        40,586          50           214     
                   Marion, IN............      591,478      -7,791        37,881          79            79     
                   Sacramento, CA........      588,306      16,815        39,196          65            78     
                   San Francisco, CA.....      585,458     -20,423        61,122           5             5     
                   Suffolk, NY...........      582,174       1,084        38,692          72           179     
                   Du Page, IL...........      581,011        -962        43,479          40           184     
                   Hamilton, OH..........      559,876      -6,290        38,331          75           198     
                   San Bernardino, CA....      545,139      14,973        30,991         194            99     
                   Fairfax, VA...........      543,271      14,656        52,610          11           192     
                   Travis, TX............      534,887      -3,871        41,692          45           224     
                                                                                                               
                   Salt Lake, UT.........      530,616        -210        33,197         150           139     
                   Milwaukee, WI.........      519,880      -6,267        35,819         106           141     
                   Mecklenburg, NC.......      513,815       1,509        41,795          44           137     
                   Palm Beach, FL........      499,532      18,625        35,962         105           183     
                   Hartford, CT..........      497,115      -2,439        45,049          28           127     
                   Shelby, TN............      497,052      -2,184        35,760         108            60     
                   Riverside, CA.........      491,295      19,491        30,011         211           143     
                   Montgomery, PA........      485,911       2,440        44,364          32           217     
                   Queens, NY............      478,590      -3,229        36,974          95            16     
                   Denver, CO............      462,131      -2,822        46,126          23            65     

                   Erie, NY..............      454,555      -5,182        32,098         176           197     
                   Bergen, NJ............      451,763       4,905        46,814          19           220     
                   Montgomery, MD........      449,838       3,925        45,892          24            26     
                   Pinellas, FL..........      449,459      14,944        31,740         185           206     
                   Multnomah, OR.........      444,183      -5,148        37,658          85           174     
                   Kings, NY.............      439,461        -309        31,939         180            88     
                   Duval, FL.............      436,089       6,972        33,766         138           144     
                   Davidson, TN..........      434,574          72        35,391         113           211     
                   Jefferson, KY.........      431,473      -7,535        34,681         122            67     
                   Fairfield, CT.........      421,447      -4,206        63,123           3           126     
                                                                                                               
                   Oklahoma, OK..........      415,294       1,340        30,161         209           131     
                   Honolulu, HI..........      409,415       1,497        32,527         165           187     
                   Westchester, NY.......      405,040      -1,461        48,584          13           129     
                   Middlesex, NJ.........      399,503       5,193        47,636          16           165     
                   Monroe, NY............      395,038      -1,393        36,595          97           120     
                   Wake, NC..............      385,399       3,221        36,981          94            44     
                   Jackson, MO...........      385,096      -8,860        37,397          87            94     
                   Baltimore City, MD....      381,209       1,449        40,501          52            27     
                   Jefferson, AL.........      380,706      -3,635        35,449         112            52     
                   San Mateo, CA.........      370,148         490        62,509           4           247     
                                                                                                               
                   New Haven, CT.........      363,361      -3,874        39,481          61           149     
                   Essex, NJ.............      362,267        -941        46,489          21            58     
                   Baltimore, MD.........      360,086         744        36,240         101             7     
                   Tulsa, OK.............      342,021       1,532        32,777         161            20     
                   Kent, MI..............      339,410      -6,383        34,576         126           202     
                   Contra Costa, CA......      337,354       2,226        44,774          31            12     
                   Ramsey, MN............      333,292        -254        40,377          53           119     
                   Norfolk, MA...........      327,014       2,142        44,178          35           178     
                   Pima, AZ..............      326,931      -1,905        30,696         201            23     
                   Macomb, MI............      326,001     -11,352        40,508          51           239     
                                                                                                               
                   Douglas, NE...........      325,676      -2,085        32,851         157           209     
                   San Juan, PR..........      324,827      -1,464        22,182         248            63     
                   Fresno, CA............      322,071        -340        27,891         237             4     
                   Worcester, MA.........      321,029       1,067        37,300          88           238     
                   Lake, IL..............      316,225        -870        43,966          37           128     
                   Bernalillo, NM........      309,340       2,252        31,654         186            30     
                   Dekalb, GA............      306,822      -1,124        39,548          60           167     
                   Essex, MA.............      306,115         606        39,244          64           230     
                   Prince Georges, MD....      305,191       2,715        38,831          68            31     
                   Cobb, GA..............      301,743         -36        40,196          56           101     
                                                                                                               
                   Montgomery, OH........      298,981      -4,630        34,783         119           227     
                   Ventura, CA...........      293,265       4,407        37,795          84           193     
                   Johnson, KS...........      293,002       6,758        37,214          90           235     
                   Gwinnett, GA..........      290,610       9,255        39,328          62           226     
                   Providence, RI........      288,438      -2,337        34,554         127           116     
                   Arapahoe, CO..........      285,844        -604        44,997          29           243     
                   New Castle, DE........      282,166         325        42,863          41            11     
                   Dane, WI..............      279,031       5,010        34,107         133            76     
                   Morris, NJ............      278,261       1,616        53,871          10           248     
                   Guilford, NC..........      274,038      -5,758        33,202         149           136     

                   Orleans, LA...........      263,455         334        32,886         155            85     
                   Polk, IA..............      263,443        -633        34,944         116            81     
                   Summit, OH............      261,166      -5,592        33,405         144           190     
                   Sedgwick, KS..........      249,938         422        33,932         136            82     
                   Onondaga, NY..........      249,661      -2,760        33,510         141           135     
                   El Paso, TX...........      248,663      -2,880        25,836         245           138     
                   Bucks, PA.............      246,474       1,517        35,236         114           109     
                   St. Louis City, MO....      245,360      -5,242        40,836          48            14     
                   East Baton Rouge, LA..      243,496      -2,532        30,371         206            84     
                   Kern, CA..............      242,151       3,560        30,120         210            18     
                                                                                                               
                   Monmouth, NJ..........      240,748       7,455        40,375          54           203     
                   Pulaski, AR...........      240,690      -1,744        32,256         171            34     
                   El Paso, CO...........      240,083       2,035        34,381         129            55     
                   Pierce, WA............      238,565      -3,617        31,255         189            39     
                   Hudson, NJ............      237,272         115        47,621          17           231     
                   Union, NJ.............      236,653        -278        46,185          22           188     
                   Lucas, OH.............      234,677      -3,959        33,089         152           164     
                   Albany, NY............      229,995      -1,145        37,859          81            15     
                   Washington, OR........      228,253       2,897        42,168          43           246     
                   Greenville, SC........      226,112      -7,300        32,631         163            50     
                                                                                                               
                   Waukesha, WI..........      224,660       1,307        37,093          92            97     
                   Bristol, MA...........      218,781      -2,573        32,012         178            56     
                   Lancaster, PA.........      218,435        -735        31,486         188           180     
                   Chester, PA...........      217,156       1,263        44,214          34           222     
                   Mercer, NJ............      215,558       5,578        45,746          25           168     
                   Bronx, NY.............      214,492       1,089        34,359         130            38     
                   Delaware, PA..........      213,963       1,978        38,486          73            45     
                   Jefferson, LA.........      213,875        -982        29,312         221            41     
                   Jefferson, CO.........      210,391         167        37,817          83            40     
                   Snohomish, WA.........      209,881        -397        36,360          99           105     
                                                                                                               
                   Richland, SC..........      205,671      -1,124        30,590         202           123     
                   Hampden, MA...........      204,814       1,824        33,357         145           102     
                   San Joaquin, CA.......      204,474       3,782        30,816         196            19     
                   Knox, TN..............      203,632       1,451        30,748         200           181     
                   Anne Arundel, MD......      200,180       5,484        37,189          91            29     
                   Camden, NJ............      199,847         934        36,484          98            72     
                   Washtenaw, MI.........      195,090         -49        40,193          57           234     
                   Sonoma, CA............      194,963       4,063        36,150         102           219     
                   Lake, IN..............      194,618      -3,770        32,018         177           213     
                   Kane, IL..............      194,339        -255        33,353         146            93     
                                                                                                               
                   Washoe, NV............      193,566       4,612        34,230         132            42     
                   Hillsborough, NH......      192,677        -123        39,313          63           232     
                   Spokane, WA...........      190,042          75        29,323         220           240     
                   Hamilton, TN..........      187,760        -597        31,218         190           186     
                   Burlington, NJ........      187,339       6,496        38,729          71           146     
                   Polk, FL..............      184,900         554        28,803         230           118     
                   Brevard, FL...........      184,887       3,302        32,786         160           182     
                   Boulder, CO...........      184,751       5,747        44,313          33           244     
                   Allen, IN.............      183,371      -4,251        32,824         158           200     
                   Ada, ID...............      182,401       4,931        33,070         153           245     

                   Collin, TX............      181,095       9,778        41,317          46           191     
                   Charleston, SC........      180,505      -2,002        29,020         226            32     
                   Forsyth, NC...........      180,008      -1,465        34,697         121           189     
                   Santa Barbara, CA.....      177,337       1,513        33,609         140           125     
                   Somerset, NJ..........      176,467       2,667        55,598           8           210     
                   Passaic, NJ...........      175,044      -2,082        39,126          66           103     
                   Ingham, MI............      174,008        -739        35,773         107           172     
                   Stark, OH.............      173,891      -2,742        29,197         224           169     
                   Dauphin, PA...........      173,307         485        34,854         118           110     
                   Lehigh, PA............      172,875         387        35,562         111           225     
                                                                                                               
                   Lee, FL...............      172,243       7,789        29,397         218            47     
                   Henrico, VA...........      169,820       3,370        37,868          80            33     
                   Durham, NC............      169,677         633        48,055          14           242     
                   Hidalgo, TX...........      168,637       5,123        22,317         247           154     
                   Cumberland, ME........      168,147       2,185        32,327         169            24     
                   Fayette, KY...........      167,873      -3,898        32,214         174            28     
                   Mobile, AL............      167,047      -2,450        29,491         214           142     
                   Plymouth, MA..........      166,453       1,253        34,931         117           113     
                   Monterey, CA..........      166,234       1,332        31,743         184            10     
                   Virginia Beach, VA....      166,050       1,555        26,740         241            22     
                                                                                                               
                   York, PA..............      165,868      -1,711        31,937         181           122     
                   Berks, PA.............      165,261      -1,223        32,810         159           166     
                   Richmond, VA..........      165,016      -1,085        40,154          59            75     
                   Stanislaus, CA........      164,370       3,511        29,523         213            37     
                   Genesee, MI...........      160,137      -5,317        36,030         104           237     
                   Arlington, VA.........      159,394         675        55,310           9            35     
                   Madison, AL...........      156,248       2,093        37,071          93           112     
                   Dakota, MN............      155,560       1,823        35,701         109            71     
                   Lancaster, NE.........      148,264       1,445        29,353         219           145     
                   Sarasota, FL..........      147,207       6,361        29,029         225           194     
                                                                                                               
                   Norfolk, VA...........      146,428       1,162        33,501         142            62     
                   Adams, CO.............      146,002         780        34,760         120            64     
                   Will, IL..............      145,434          -2        34,305         131             6     
                   Sangamon, IL..........      145,150         227        36,265         100            49     
                   Seminole, FL..........      144,830       2,757        31,923         182           108     
                   Nueces, TX............      143,502       1,032        29,403         216            51     
                   Utah, UT..............      143,443         731        28,275         235           215     
                   Leon, FL..............      142,865       1,191        30,267         207           106     
                   Brown, WI.............      142,499          57        32,500         166           140     
                   Volusia, FL...........      142,479        -327        26,093         244            66     
                                                                                                               
                   Luzerne, PA...........      141,927      -1,202        28,918         228            91     
                   Atlantic, NJ..........      141,207       1,218        32,476         167            43     
                   Greene, MO............      140,823      -1,142        28,077         236            57     
                   Winnebago, IL.........      139,862      -4,156        31,943         179           212     
                   Lane, OR..............      137,593      -2,712        28,976         227            74     
                   Hinds, MS.............      134,373      -1,097        31,135         191           199     
                   Westmoreland, PA......      134,151        -510        28,831         229           148     
                   Clackamas, OR.........      133,961        -255        33,706         139            90     
                   Ocean, NJ.............      133,758       4,846        31,028         192           196     
                   Anchorage, AK.........      133,521       3,650        37,826          82           124     

                   Tulare, CA............      133,055         156        24,706         246            54     
                   Howard, MD............      132,944       1,667        40,184          58             9     
                   Rockingham, NH........      130,880         875        36,648          96           173     
                   Montgomery, AL........      130,029      -1,069        29,948         212            98     
                   Erie, PA..............      128,905      -3,019        29,290         222           121     
                   Marion, OR............      126,945        -844        28,779         231           170     
                   Butler, OH............      126,865        -699        32,325         170           163     
                   St. Joseph, IN........      125,006      -3,939        30,773         199            80     
                   New London, CT........      124,732       1,989        38,201          77            70     
                   Chatham, GA...........      122,798         -33        30,522         203           152     
                                                                                                               
                   Cumberland, PA........      122,668        -752        33,997         134           104     
                   Denton, TX............      122,572       1,171        30,785         198            25     
                   Larimer, CO...........      121,870       2,775        33,249         148           162     
                   Solano, CA............      121,474       3,638        33,470         143            17     
                   Escambia, FL..........      121,382       1,033        28,594         233             3     
                   Caddo, LA.............      120,858       1,576        29,409         215           177     
                   Orange, NY............      120,792         674        30,225         208           147     
                   Linn, IA..............      119,995      -1,988        34,672         124           201     
                   Lafayette, LA.........      119,308       5,147        32,359         168             1     
                   Alachua, FL...........      119,079         788        26,915         239           150     
                                                                                                               
                   Jefferson, TX.........      118,762      -2,349        32,565         164            61     
                   Manatee, FL...........      118,697       5,800        26,629         242            48     
                   Lubbock, TX...........      118,029       2,410        26,581         243           221     
                   Spartanburg, SC.......      117,177      -2,745        31,849         183            59     
                   Kalamazoo, MI.........      116,589      -2,112        33,926         137            86     
                   Placer, CA............      116,002       6,532        34,672         123            77     
                   Ottawa, MI............      115,781      -3,080        32,249         172           223     
                   Clayton, GA...........      115,028        -264        38,309          76            53     
                   Clark, WA.............      114,686       2,362        33,122         151           155     
                   Elkhart, IN...........      113,550      -8,293        30,797         197           208     
                                                                                                               
                   Dutchess, NY..........      112,973       2,844        38,744          70             2     
                   Marin, CA.............      111,897       1,389        43,548          39           175     
                   Kanawha, WV...........      111,594        -854        31,581         187            36     
                   Cameron, TX...........      111,359       2,278        22,146         249           159     
                   Collier, FL...........      110,220       6,153        30,842         195           151     
                   Anoka, MN.............      109,494        -376        34,588         125           195     
                   Vanderburgh, IN.......      109,416         105        30,495         205           134     
                   Mahoning, OH..........      109,005      -3,979        26,852         240           115     
                   Oneida, NY............      108,714      -1,912        28,361         234            73     
                   Chesterfield, VA......      107,700        -111        32,953         154           117     
                                                                                                               
                   Rockland, NY..........      107,229         258        38,745          69            69     
                   Minnehaha, SD.........      106,718       1,193        29,203         223           111     
                   Cumberland, NC........      106,260      -3,189        26,993         238           114     
                   Buncombe, NC..........      105,196        -475        28,714         232            89     
                   Richmond, GA..........      104,867        -784        29,399         217           156     
                   Lorain, OH............      103,115      -3,705        32,190         175           229     
                   Peoria, IL............      102,799      -1,839        33,276         147             8     
                   Santa Cruz, CA........      102,676         882        35,023         115           241     
                   Shawnee, KS...........      100,528         318        30,503         204            83     

                     1 Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation
                   for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.  The 248 U.S. counties comprise 66.2 percent of the
                   total covered workers in the U.S.
                   
                     2 Includes areas not officially designated as counties.  See Technical Note.
                   
                     3 Data are preliminary.
                   
                     4 Net changes were computed from annual employment data adjusted for noneconomic county
                   reclassifications.  See Technical Note.
                   
 
 
 

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