Greater Freeport Partnership

Quick Stats

Labor Force and Unemployment

The labor force is essentially the pool of Americans available to work; it excludes people not seeking employment, such as retired seniors and children.

Industry and Earnings Trends

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.

Note: Some industries are not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information.

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

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining

Median Earnings

Firm Size Employment

About the Data

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

Annual and weekly earnings data is from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

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.

GDP by industry data is from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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

Firm size employment data is from The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI).

Learn more about margin of error here.