How to find jobs in the King County economy
With all the construction and new jobs being announced around the country, we thought we’d take a look at where the economy is.
Here’s what we found.
HomebuildingHomebuilding is one of the fastest growing sectors in the county, with 1.6 million jobs created in 2017.2.
Office and administrative jobsOffice and administrative workers make up about half of the jobs in King County.3.
Farming, fishing and huntingThe agriculture, fisheries, timber and building industries account for more than 60,000 jobs.4.
Transportation and warehousingThe warehousing industry contributes about 1.8 million jobs in this region, and has about 1 million more openings.5.
Health care administration jobsHealth care administration workers are one of four jobs that account for almost 1.7 million jobs.6.
ConstructionWorkers in this sector, including construction workers, are the biggest employers in the area, with about 1,200 jobs created.7.
Transportation maintenanceThe transportation maintenance industry contributes almost 900,000 construction jobs.8.
ManufacturingThe manufacturing sector accounts for nearly 900,00 manufacturing jobs.9.
Business servicesThe business services industry contributes more than 2.6 millions jobs in our region.10.
Manufacturing manufacturingThe manufacturing industry contributes nearly 1.4 million manufacturing jobs in West Virginia.11.
Other businessesThe construction and manufacturing industries each contribute about 1 to 1.5 million jobs to our region, making up about 2 percent of our region’s total jobs.12.
Government and community serviceThe government and community services sector contributes more in our county than the other three sectors combined.13.
Agriculture and foodprocessingThe agricultural and food processing industries are the two biggest in the state, contributing more than 8.3 million jobs nationwide.14.
Health servicesThe health services industry adds about 726,000 new jobs annually to our area.15.
TransportationThe transportation sector contributes about 562,000 transportation jobs in Washington.16.
RetailThe retail industry contributes 2.3 billion jobs in all of West Virginia, with the most jobs in Western Virginia.17.
Health insurance and health careThe health insurance and medical services industries each contributed nearly 9 million jobs last year.18.
Government servicesThe government services sector contributed more than 1.1 million jobs and is projected to add another 1.2 million jobs this year.19.
ConstructionThe construction industry contributes 3.2 to 3.5 billion jobs nationwide and contributes nearly 3.6 billion jobs here in Washington state.20.
ManufacturingManufacturing contributes more jobs than any other industry in the U.S.