In 2017, 79% of firms in Thurston County employed less than 10 people.Those businesses, however, employed only 14% of all covered employees in Thurston County (15,441).
On the other end of the scale less than 1% of firms in Thurston County employ 250 people or more, and they employ 37% of all covered employees in Thurston County (41,530).
“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.