Text Box: TABLE 1: GROWING INDUSTRIES WITH 100 OR MORE EMPLOYMENT FOR 2002Q3
 IN NAICS
          Employment Current Quarter   Employment Previous Quarter      
SECTOR SUBSECTOR NAICS1  2002Q3 AWW2             Avg. Growth3
        2002Q3 2001Q3 Growth   2002Q2 2001Q2 Growth    
          N N N %   N N N %   % RANK4
Mining Mining, except oil and gas 212 $1,156.94   7,673 7,259 414 5.7%   7,554 7,053 501 7.1%   6.4% 14
Manufacturing Wood product manufacturing 321 $506.22   979 883 96 10.9%   962 847 115 13.6%   12.2% 8
Manufacturing Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 326 $446.73   353 336 17 5.1%   352 301 51 16.9%   11.0% 10
Manufacturing Computer and electronic product manufacturing 334 $695.26   353 284 69 24.3%   367 276 91 33.0%   28.6% 4
Wholesale trade Electronic markets and agents and brokers 425 $779.96   340 262 78 29.8%   334 224 110 49.1%   39.4% 2
Retail Trade Electronics and appliance stores 443 $440.48   685 584 101 17.3%   653 566 87 15.4%   16.3% 5
Retail Trade Building material and garden supply stores 444 $417.33   2,806 2,350 456 19.4%   2,639 2,380 259 10.9%   15.1% 6
Transportation and warehousing Air transportation 481 $518.86   675 471 204 43.3%   632 471 161 34.2%   38.7% 3
Transportation and warehousing Pipeline transportation 486 $1,052.23   621 560 61 10.9%   616 545 71 13.0%   12.0% 9
Transportation and warehousing Support activities for transportation 488 $558.04   836 718 118 16.4%   798 712 86 12.1%   14.3% 7
Information Motion picture and sound recording industries 512 $192.78   405 372 33 8.9%   402 376 26 6.9%   7.9% 13
Information ISPs, search portals, and data processing 518 $464.04   381 240 141 58.8%   478 241 237 98.3%   78.5% 1
Information Other information services 519 $312.81   612 575 37 6.4%   609 578 31 5.4%   5.9% 15
Finance and insurance Credit intermediation and related activities 522 $598.04   4,237 4,006 231 5.8%   4,203 3,993 210 5.3%   5.5% 17
Finance and insurance Insurance carriers and related activities 524 $596.04   1,909 1,801 108 6.0%   1,877 1,787 90 5.0%   5.5% 16
Real estate and rental and leasing Rental and leasing services 532 $516.75   1,888 1,750 138 7.9%   1,775 1,584 191 12.1%   10.0% 11
Accommodation and food services Accommodation 721 $292.01   13,070 12,076 994 8.2%   10,569 9,810 759 7.7%   8.0% 12
Total   NA $578.86   37,823 34,527 3,296 9.5%   34,820 31,744 3,076 9.7%   9.6% NA
Text Box: 1.  Includes both public and privately owned firms.
2.  The Average Week 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 industries in the third quarter of 2002 is $578.86.  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 Growth is defined as:  (percent growth current quarter + percent growth previous quarter)/2.
4.  Rank is based on the magnitude of the percent Average Growth relative to the magnitude of all other growing industries.
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