Employment by Sector

  1. Employment by Year
  2. Employment by Industry

Data Table


In 2022, Thurston County's total employment increased by 8,900 jobs (6%). The largest industry – Government and government services – employs a quarter of all the workers in Thurston County; the 5 largest industries combined employ just under 60% of all workers in Thurston County.

Between 2021 and 2022, the following employment sectors saw the greatest percent increase in the number of jobs:

  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (13%)

The following employment sectors increased the least during the same period:

  • Utilities (1% decrease)
  • Health care and social assistance (1% increase)
  • Government and government enterprises (2% increase)


  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Employment Security Department