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11/19/2010

Fort Worth-Arlington's' leading industries by wages

What industries lead the Fort Worth-Arlington area in wages. Here's data on second-quarter wages by industry from the Texas Workforce Commission's jobs release today:

* Trade, transportation and utilities: $1.98 billion.

* Government: $1.44 billion.

* Manufacturing: $1.337 billion

* Education and health services: $1.08 billion.

* Professional and business services: $1.02 billion.

* Financial activities: $690 million.

* Construction: $458.4 million.

* Mining and logging: $411.7 million.

* Leisure and hospitality: $384 million.

* Information: $204.7 million.

* Other services: $173 million.

Here are the largest industries by number of jobs:

* Trade, transportation and utilities: 23 percent

* Government: 15 percent

* Education and health services: $13 percent

* Professional and business services: 11 percent

* Leisure and hospitality: 11 percent

* Manufacturing: 10 percent

* Mining, logging, and construction: 6 percent

* Financial activities: 6 percent

* Other services: 4 percent

* Information, 1 percent

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

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