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In 2019, Thurston County employment (full- and part-time) totaled 157,297 jobs. This marks the eighth consecutive year of overall job growth since the Great Recession in the mid-2000s.
The largest industry – Government and government services – employs 26% of all the workers in Thurston County; the 5 largest industries employ 60% of all workers in Thurston County.
Between 2018 and 2019, the following employment sectors saw the greatest increase in the number of jobs:
The following employment sectors saw job losses during the same period:
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Employment Security Department