Manufacturing employment as a percent of total

Manufacturing employment as a percent of total, 1980

  • State average: 17.8 percent
  • Highest county: Wahkiakum at 37.5 percent
  • Lowest county: Whitman at 1.6 percent

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Manufacturing employment as a percent of total, 1990

  • State average: 16.5 percent
  • Highest county: Columbia at 35.3 percent
  • Lowest county: Whitman at 1.4 percent

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Manufacturing employment as a percent of total, 2000

  • State average: 12.7 percent
  • Highest county: Wahkiakum at 33.5 percent
  • Lowest county: Douglas at 1.7 percent

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Manufacturing Employment As a Percent of Total, 2017

  • State average: 8.7 percent
  • Highest county: Klickitat at 22.8 percent
  • Lowest county: Garflield at 2.8 percent

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Change in Total Manufacturing Employment, 2000-2017

  • State average: -16.8 percent
  • Highest County: Douglas at 309.6 percent (an increase from 156 jobs to 639 jobs)
  • Lowest County: Wahkiakum at -67.8 percent (a decrease from 298 jobs to 96 jobs)

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Data source:

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Last updated: May 22, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov