Average wages for covered employment in Thurston County have increased steadily over the past decade. When adjusted for inflation, average covered employment wages have increased by $9,400 since 2002.
Since 2016, utilities has been the industry with the highest wage, followed by information services. Arts, entertainment, and recreation is the industry with the lowest wages, followed by accommodation and food services.
“Covered employment” measures all employed persons covered under the Unemployment Insurance Act. The measure accounts for approximately 75% of the total employment in Thurston County, and includes both part-time and temporary positions. Job categories not measured in the count include self-employed workers, proprietors, CEOs, military, and other non-insured workers. If a worker holds more than one job, each position is reported separately.