Employment by Sector

  1. Employment by Year
  2. Employment by Industry
Source U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Employment Security Department
Data Table Employment by Sector (2001-present)
Explanation In 2014, total employment in Thurston County was 137,281 jobs. In 2014, employment exceeded the peak of 134,354 jobs in 2008 for the first time since the recession.

Between 2013 and 2014, the industry with the largest job growth was "Government and government enterprises," followed by "Construction," then "Health care and social assistance." Only "Transportation and warehousing" and "Farm, forestry, fishing, and related activities" saw a decrease in employment.

The 5 largest industries employ more than 65% of all workers in Thurston County. The remaining 15 industries employ no more than 4% of the total workforce each. Open the table above to learn more about those industries.
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