Employment and Industry
{county}, {state}

Employment and industry are the backbone of any community's economic development potential. Understanding trends in the labor force over time and how that labor force differs from other communities is vital to attracting new businesses. The data here compares the unemployment rate in {county} to the rate in {state}, and compares trends in earnings and employment for six major industries in {county}. 

{county}'s Labor Force and Unemployment

The labor force is the pool of able-bodied residents seeking work, excluding children and retirees. The unemployment rate is the percent of the labor force that is not employed.

Industry and Earnings Trends in {county}

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) divides up businesses and other establishments into industry sectors. The charts below show trends for both median earnings and number of workers in six major industry sectors in {county}, {state}. 

Educational services, health care, and social assistance

Median Earnings


Median Earnings


Median Earnings


Median Earnings

Retail Trade

Median Earnings

Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities

Median Earnings

About the Data

Labor force and unemployment data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Median earnings by industry are from the American Community Survey (ACS), Table B24031. For 5-year estimates, dollar values are inflation-adjusted to the final year of the 5-year range. For example, Median Income (2013-2017) is reported in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars. The Census Bureau adjusts dollar values using inflation factors based on the Consumer Price Index or CPI.

Number of workers by industry data is from ACS Table B08526. Only workers 16 and older are counted.