Grant County Labor Force

Updated March 2010

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Labor Force 38,130 38,610 40,110 40,760 42,030 41,780 41,130  42,370
Employment 35,370 36,100 37,770 38,130 37,880 37,250 36,940  38,380
Unemployment 2,760 2,510 2,340 2,630 4,150 4,530 4,190  3,990
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 6.5% 5.8% 6.5% 9.9% 10.8% 10.2%  9.4%

Employment By Industry (Estimated & Forecasted)
  Total Number Employed Percentage of Total Employed
  2010 2011 2015 2010 2011 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 9,596 9,747 10,274 21.79% 21.72% 21.98%
Mining 153 158 167 0.35% 0.35% 0.36%
Utilities 23 23 25 0.05% 0.05%  0.05%
Construction 2,116 2,178 2,320 4.81% 4.85% 4.96%
Manufacturing 4,616 4,595 4,382 10.48% 10.24%  9.37%
Wholesale Trade    1,233 1,229 1,205 2.80% 2.74% 2.58%
Retail Trade 3,921 4,004 4,224 8.90% 8.92% 9.04%
Transportation and Warehousing 1,565 1,602 1,673 3.55% 3.57% 3.58%
Information 244 241 238 0.55% 0.54% 0.51%
Finance & Insurance 809 847 925 1.84% 1.89% 1.98%
Real Estate and Rental Leasing    1,657 1,757 2,006 3.76% 3.92% 4.29%
Professional & Technical Services 970 984 1,030 2.20% 2.19% 2.20%
Management of Companies and Enterprises   25 21 10 0.06% 0.05% 0.02%
Administrative and Waste Services 1,251 1,367 1,622 2.84% 3.05% 3.47%
Educational Services 165 171 190 0.37% 0.38% 0.41%
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,728 2,826 3,059 6.20% 6.30% 6.54%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 495 500
504 1.12% 1.11% 1.08%
Accommodation and Food Services 2,558 2,615 2,777 5.81% 5.83% 5.94%
Other Services Except Public Administration 1,970 2,001 2,088 4.47% 4.46% 4.47%
Government 7,940 8,008 8,027 18.03% 17.85% 17.17%
Total 44,035 44,874 46,746 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Employment By Occupation (Estimated & Forecasted)
  Total Number Employed Percentage of Total Employed
  2010 2011 2015 2010 2011 2015
Management occupations 4,966 5,045 5,234 12.44% 12.41% 12.52%
Business and financial operations occupations 990 1,026 1,118 2.48% 2.52% 2.64%
Computer and mathematical science occupations 159 164 175 0.40% 0.40% 0.41%
Architecture and engineering occupations 315 323 335 0.79% 0.79% 0.79%
Life, physical, and social science occupations 476 481 493 1.19% 1.18% 1.17%
Community and social services occupations 401 408 419 1.00% 1.00% 0.99%
Legal occupations 142 144 148
0.36% 0.35% 0.35%
Education, training, and library occupations 2,389 2,424 2,474 5.98% 5.96% 5.85%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 592 601 626 1.48% 1.49% 1.48%
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 1,246 1,285 1,391 3.12% 3.16% 3.29%
Healthcare support occupations 684 707 759 1.71% 1.74% 1.79%
Protective service occupations 481 489 502 1.21% 1.20% 1.19%
Food preparation and serving related occupations 2,559 2,559 2,701 6.41% 6.30% 6.39%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 1,805 1,838 1,901 4.52% 4.52%  4.50%
Personal care and service occupations 2,232 2,282 2,400 5.59% 5.62% 5.68%
Sales and related occupations 4,570 4,714 5,080 11.45% 11.60%
12.01%
Office and administrative support occupations 4,474 4,555 4,677 11.21% 11.21% 11.06%
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 751 753 764 1.88% 1.85% 1.81%
Construction and extraction occupations 1,840 1,893 2,000 4.61% 4.66% 4.73%
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 1,940 1,969 2,027 4.86% 4.85% 4.79%
Production occupations 2,584 2,604 2,577 6.47% 6.41% 6.09%
Transportation and material moving occupations 4,048 4,099 4,154 10.14% 10.09% 9.82%
Military Occupations 273 272 270
0.68% 0.67% 0.64%
Total 39,917 40,638 42,285 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Commute Times 2006-2008
  Number Percent
Less than 15 minutes 15,498 45.16%
15 - 29 minutes 11,013 32.09%
Over 30 minutes 7,804 22.74%

Labor Participation Rate
  Percent
Male 70.53%
Female 55.88%
Total 63.42%

Source: 2006-2008 American Community Survey & Washington Employment Security Department Source - Estimates and Forecasts from Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.