TABLE 2: DECLINING INDUSTRIES WITH 100 OR MORE EMPLOYMENT FOR 2005Q3 IN NAICS
          Employment Current Quarter   Employment Previous Quarter      
SECTOR SUBSECTOR NAICS1 2005Q3             Avg. Decline3
      AWW2 2005Q3 2004Q3 Decline   2005Q2 2004Q2 Decline    
          N N N %   N N N %   % RANK4
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Agriculture and forestry support activities 115 $491.49   349 419 -70 -16.7%   305 396 -91 -23.0%   -19.8% 2
Manufacturing Computer and electronic product manufacturing 334 $632.80   289 338 -49 -14.5%   282 330 -48 -14.6%   -14.5% 3
Manufacturing Miscellaneous manufacturing 339 $453.11   167 235 -68 -28.9%   183 240 -57 -23.8%   -26.3% 1
Total     $534.26   805 992 -187 -18.9%   770 966 -196 -20.3%   -19.6% 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 third quarter of 2005 is $534.26. 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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