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In 2021, Thurston County's total employment increased by 4,900 jobs (3%). Employment was slightly higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The largest industry – Government and government services – employs 26% of all the workers in Thurston County; the 5 largest industries combined employ 60% of all workers in Thurston County.
Between 2020 and 2021, the following employment sectors saw the greatest percent increase in the number of jobs:
The following employment sectors increased the least during the same period:
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Employment Security Department