Grocery store wage losses for the 10 largest metropolitan areas
|Metropolitan area||Annual wage loss||Affected grocery store workers|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||$51,398,000||107,965|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||$24,090,000||62,967|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||$23,370,000||41,978|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||$21,800,000||53,001|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||$15,411,000||33,975|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||$12,437,000||27,029|
Notes: Metropolitan areas, grocery store workers, and annual wage bill from 2022 Q1–2022 Q3 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages and Kroger and Albertsons store locations, where grocery store workers are defined as NAICS 4451. Wage losses in this table assume a 1.3% annual wage loss, the average calculated in the text for all metropolitan areas with concentration changes.
Source: Author's analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data series.