TABLE 2: DECLINING INDUSTRIES WITH 100 OR MORE EMPLOYMENT FOR 2003Q1 IN NAICS
          Employment Current Quarter   Employment Previous Quarter      
SECTOR SUBSECTOR NAICS1 2003Q1             Avg. Decline3
      AWW2 2003Q1 2002Q1 Decline   2002Q4 2001Q4 Decline    
          N N N %   N N N %   % RANK4
Mining Oil and gas extraction 211 $1,298.99   3,027 3,305 -278 -8.4%   3,080 3,444 -364 -10.6%   -9.5% 7
Mining Support activities for mining 213 $878.97   6,884 7,303 -419 -5.7%   6,985 8,348 -1,363 -16.3%   -11.0% 4
Construction Construction of buildings 236 $555.27   3,906 4,599 -693 -15.1%   4,828 5,167 -339 -6.6%   -10.8% 5
Manufacturing Food manufacturing 311 $409.96   590 635 -45 -7.1%   982 1,082 -100 -9.2%   -8.2% 9
Manufacturing Chemical manufacturing 325 $1,298.75   1,486 1,774 -288 -16.2%   1,637 1,784 -147 -8.2%   -12.2% 3
Manufacturing Primary metal manufacturing 331 $466.90   106 112 -6 -5.4%   112 156 -44 -28.2%   -16.8% 2
Manufacturing Machinery manufacturing 333 $662.95   339 498 -159 -31.9%   471 513 -42 -8.2%   -20.1% 1
Retail Trade Gasoline stations 447 $287.15   3,906 4,237 -331 -7.8%   4,163 4,392 -229 -5.2%   -6.5% 10
Information Publishing industries, except Internet 511 $418.80   1,266 1,340 -74 -5.5%   1,286 1,380 -94 -6.8%   -6.2% 11
Management of companies and enterprises Management of companies and enterprises 551 $997.33   601 675 -74 -11.0%   692 738 -46 -6.2%   -8.6% 8
Other services, except public administration Private households 814 $319.17   448 501 -53 -10.6%   497 543 -46 -8.5%   -9.5% 6
Total     $753.22   22,559 24,979 -2,420 -9.7%   24,733 27,547 -2,814 -10.2%   -10.0% NA
Text Box: 1.  Includes both public and privately owned firms.
2.  The Average Weekly Wage (AWW) is calculated by dividing the total wage for the industry group by the total number of jobs for the industry group and the number of weeks in the observed quarter.  To give some context to this number, the AWW for all declining industries in the first quarter of 2003 is $753.22.  The reader should also be aware that,  AWW's at the industry Group Level are susceptible to wage bias due to sample size, occupational distributions, seasonal pay and bonuses, and keying error.
3.  The percentage for Average Decline is defined as:  (percent decline current quarter + percent decline previous quarter)/2.
4.  Rank is based on the magnitude of the percent Average Decline relative to the magnitude of all other declining industries.
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