Description: Similar to business starts, rising employment indicates increased economic activity. Tracking employment by sector, closely with business starts, will help the county assess in which sector the largest employment growth is happening. Furthermore, private sector job growth is integral to future economic growth as it reflects a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial activity
Interpretation: Total employment across all sectors slightly increased by 1.1% from 2016, while the percent of employment by sector has remained consistent over the last six years.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages