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Table 2. Covered (1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties, first quarter 2012 (2)

Table 2. Covered(1) establishments, employment, and wages in the 10 largest counties,
first quarter 2012(2)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                    Employment         Average weekly  
                                                                                           wage(3)     
                                              Establishments,                                          
                                               first quarter                                           
         County by NAICS supersector                2012                    Percent            Percent 
                                                (thousands)      March      change,   First    change, 
                                                                  2012       March   quarter    first  
                                                              (thousands) 2011-12(4)   2012    quarter 
                                                                                             2011-12(4)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
United States(5).............................       9,211.8     130,175.4       1.8     $984       5.4 
  Private industry...........................       8,914.4     108,645.8       2.4      991       5.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............         129.5       1,847.8       8.6    1,197       7.5 
    Construction.............................         752.9       5,282.2       2.8      972       6.0 
    Manufacturing............................         335.9      11,792.7       2.0    1,230       5.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....       1,881.9      24,782.6       1.9      815       6.4 
    Information..............................         143.9       2,668.0      -0.1    1,717       6.8 
    Financial activities.....................         810.1       7,424.5       0.9    1,905       1.1 
    Professional and business services.......       1,582.7      17,536.7       3.5    1,292       6.5 
    Education and health services............         923.9      19,362.2       2.0      841       6.2 
    Leisure and hospitality..................         765.0      13,295.4       3.5      384       5.8 
    Other services...........................       1,358.3       4,418.2       1.5      582       5.4 
  Government.................................         297.4      21,529.7      -1.1      949       5.2 
                                                                                                       
Los Angeles, CA..............................         448.8       3,925.0       1.4    1,090       4.2 
  Private industry...........................         443.1       3,375.9       2.0    1,070       3.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.4          10.0       1.4    1,660       0.2 
    Construction.............................          12.0         105.7       3.0    1,042       4.1 
    Manufacturing............................          12.6         365.0      -0.6    1,218       6.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          50.3         742.9       1.6      853       5.8 
    Information..............................           8.2         188.5      -2.2    2,092       4.3 
    Financial activities.....................          21.6         208.1       0.6    1,987       3.9 
    Professional and business services.......          41.1         560.8       3.7    1,323       4.3 
    Education and health services............          29.2         528.6       2.0      952       4.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          26.9         400.5       3.7      562      -2.1 
    Other services...........................         213.8         243.3       0.0      452       2.5 
  Government.................................           5.7         549.1      -2.1    1,212       6.1 
                                                                                                       
Cook, IL.....................................         147.8       2,373.7       1.5    1,195       4.7 
  Private industry...........................         146.4       2,074.4       1.9    1,204       4.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.1           0.7       0.1      843      10.5 
    Construction.............................          12.3          56.8       0.0    1,307       2.7 
    Manufacturing............................           6.6         192.3      -0.1    1,175       6.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          28.7         435.5       1.2      907       6.6 
    Information..............................           2.6          53.5       1.3    1,894       3.4 
    Financial activities.....................          15.5         183.3      -0.7    2,930       2.1 
    Professional and business services.......          31.2         412.1       3.7    1,510       6.3 
    Education and health services............          15.5         409.6       1.7      865       3.5 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          13.0         231.4       4.2      458       8.5 
    Other services...........................          16.3          95.7       1.4      797       6.8 
  Government.................................           1.4         299.3      -0.9    1,134       6.7 
                                                                                                       
New York, NY.................................         122.8       2,360.9       2.3    2,464      -6.3 
  Private industry...........................         122.5       1,924.1       2.9    2,771      -7.3 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.0           0.1       9.7    2,784     -11.1 
    Construction.............................           2.1          29.9       1.3    1,650       2.5 
    Manufacturing............................           2.4          26.7       0.2    1,663       4.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          20.8         244.7       3.9    1,321       5.6 
    Information..............................           4.4         139.5       3.0    2,835       5.3 
    Financial activities.....................          18.9         351.5       0.2    7,511     -13.7 
    Professional and business services.......          25.3         475.3       3.5    2,560      -0.9 
    Education and health services............           9.2         309.5       0.8    1,128       6.7 
    Leisure and hospitality..................          12.9         248.2       5.9      793       4.2 
    Other services...........................          18.9          90.6       3.4    1,045       6.3 
  Government.................................           0.3         436.9      -0.5    1,112       1.7 
                                                                                                       
Harris, TX...................................         102.9       2,085.3       3.5    1,340       6.4 
  Private industry...........................         102.4       1,829.7       4.5    1,388       6.5 
    Natural resources and mining.............           1.7          85.2       9.6    4,242       2.0 
    Construction.............................           6.5         139.2       5.6    1,198       9.3 
    Manufacturing............................           4.5         185.3       7.0    1,686       5.3 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          23.1         433.0       3.4    1,263       8.6 
    Information..............................           1.3          27.9      -0.5    1,456       5.1 
    Financial activities.....................          10.6         112.2       0.7    1,929       4.8 
    Professional and business services.......          20.5         348.1       6.0    1,549       5.3 
    Education and health services............          11.6         248.2       2.9      934       6.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           8.4         188.8       5.0      420       9.4 
    Other services...........................          13.7          60.8       1.7      684       4.0 
  Government.................................           0.6         255.6      -3.4      996       3.0 
                                                                                                       
Maricopa, AZ.................................          95.6       1,665.1       2.6      945       5.8 
  Private industry...........................          94.9       1,456.7       3.0      953       6.0 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           8.1       8.0    1,268       9.4 
    Construction.............................           8.1          82.4       4.4      935       5.9 
    Manufacturing............................           3.2         111.8       2.3    1,519       5.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          21.9         338.7       2.5      895       5.8 
    Information..............................           1.6          28.1       2.2    1,247       3.3 
    Financial activities.....................          11.0         141.4       3.6    1,359       7.0 
    Professional and business services.......          22.6         269.0       2.3    1,005       8.8 
    Education and health services............          10.6         246.0       3.7      898       3.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         182.2       3.2      429       5.1 
    Other services...........................           6.6          46.8       0.2      610       5.5 
  Government.................................           0.7         208.3      -0.7      884       3.6 
                                                                                                       
Dallas, TX...................................          69.0       1,446.5       2.5    1,213       5.5 
  Private industry...........................          68.5       1,283.1       3.2    1,237       5.4 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.6           9.5      14.5    4,827       8.4 
    Construction.............................           4.0          67.1       1.1    1,007       4.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.8         111.4       0.3    1,510       2.1 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.9         289.9       3.7    1,058       7.5 
    Information..............................           1.6          45.9       0.7    2,179       4.6 
    Financial activities.....................           8.6         141.0       2.7    1,896       1.8 
    Professional and business services.......          15.2         278.0       5.6    1,324       6.3 
    Education and health services............           7.4         170.5       2.6    1,003       7.6 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           5.8         129.9       3.0      489       4.9 
    Other services...........................           7.3          39.3       0.6      670       7.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         163.4      -3.2    1,024       5.0 
                                                                                                       
Orange, CA...................................         106.0       1,386.8       1.8    1,095       5.2 
  Private industry...........................         104.6       1,243.4       2.2    1,070       4.9 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.2           3.5     -16.1      735      20.1 
    Construction.............................           6.0          68.6       2.4    1,128       6.7 
    Manufacturing............................           4.8         156.8       1.8    1,368       6.4 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          15.8         241.5       0.6      981       6.1 
    Information..............................           1.2          23.7      -0.9    1,668      -8.5 
    Financial activities.....................           9.5         106.2       1.4    1,789       6.9 
    Professional and business services.......          18.4         246.5       1.9    1,253       4.5 
    Education and health services............          10.4         162.5       2.6      920       4.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.2         176.8       4.4      431       5.9 
    Other services...........................          22.4          49.8       (6)      534       4.3 
  Government.................................           1.4         143.4      -1.8    1,310       7.9 
                                                                                                       
San Diego, CA................................         102.3       1,253.4       1.1    1,076       7.5 
  Private industry...........................         100.9       1,035.8       1.7    1,052       6.7 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.7          10.0       0.4      575       7.9 
    Construction.............................           5.8          55.1       1.3    1,067       3.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.9          93.1      -0.8    1,557       6.7 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          13.4         201.0       1.4      842       5.5 
    Information..............................           1.1          24.3      -1.6    1,662       3.1 
    Financial activities.....................           8.4          68.8       1.9    1,565      17.8 
    Professional and business services.......          15.8         210.9       2.0    1,505       5.8 
    Education and health services............           8.6         154.6       2.3      922       4.9 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           7.1         154.2       2.4      430      12.0 
    Other services...........................          29.5          57.1      -0.6      521       4.8 
  Government.................................           1.4         217.6      -1.5    1,190      11.4 
                                                                                                       
King, WA.....................................          82.7       1,144.4       3.0    1,265       6.4 
  Private industry...........................          82.2         987.2       3.6    1,287       7.1 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.3           2.7       8.7    1,430      -2.1 
    Construction.............................           5.4          44.9       4.2    1,159       4.2 
    Manufacturing............................           2.2         101.1       4.9    1,715       7.9 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          14.5         208.1       3.3    1,082       5.9 
    Information..............................           1.8          80.3       1.8    2,546      11.4 
    Financial activities.....................           6.2          62.7       0.2    1,794       4.5 
    Professional and business services.......          13.9         185.2       4.3    1,540       7.3 
    Education and health services............           7.3         138.8       3.6      945       7.0 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.5         110.2       4.6      443       5.5 
    Other services...........................          24.0          53.2       3.3      612       4.4 
  Government.................................           0.5         157.2      -0.1    1,127       1.8 
                                                                                                       
Miami-Dade, FL...............................          88.6         989.5       2.2      909       4.1 
  Private industry...........................          88.3         851.2       3.2      895       4.8 
    Natural resources and mining.............           0.5           9.9      -4.0      484      16.9 
    Construction.............................           5.0          29.0      -7.2      862      -0.8 
    Manufacturing............................           2.6          36.3       1.5      851       5.5 
    Trade, transportation, and utilities.....          25.5         254.1       4.2      844       4.6 
    Information..............................           1.5          17.2       0.1    1,438       5.9 
    Financial activities.....................           9.0          66.6       4.9    1,567      -0.8 
    Professional and business services.......          18.4         124.8       0.8    1,108       9.1 
    Education and health services............           9.9         157.2       2.0      875       6.1 
    Leisure and hospitality..................           6.7         119.0       7.1      518       8.6 
    Other services...........................           7.9          35.1       4.1      540       4.4 
  Government.................................           0.4         138.3      -3.6      988       0.7 

(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 2011 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.




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