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 2015, total employment in Thurston County was 140,775 jobs. This marks the fourth consecutive year of overall jobs growth since the Depression. 

The largest industry "Government and govn't services" employs over 25% of all the workers in Thurston County, while the 5 largest industries employ over 60% of all workers in Thurston County.

2014 - 2015 Overall Jobs Growth top five industries:
  • "Government & govn't services" (788),
  • "Retail trade" (436),
  • "Administrative and Waste Services" (390),
  • "Professional, scientific, and technical services" (387), and
  • "Other services, except public admin" (385)
Two industries posted negative jobs growth
  • "Education services" (-25)
  • "Finance and Insurance" (-8)
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