Data

Through our partnerships with labor market analysts, economic development agencies, industry and “real-time” labor information tools such as Jobs EQ, we determine the employment, wage, demographic data, and occupational projections to forecast workforce changes in our area.

We compare business skills demand against training supply and inform training and education providers, colleges and partners so that industry needs for skilled talent can be addressed, while helping individuals gain the needed skills for employment in our region’s high-growth industries.

Clark County

177,565 Total Employment (November 2019)

$53,775 Avg. Annual Wage (2019)

4.7% Unemployment Rate (November 2019)

Top 5 Industries by Employment 2019

Industry Number Employed Avg. Annual Wages
Healthcare & Social Services 27,130 $55,551
Retail Trade 19,901 $34,016
Education Services 16,512 $39,379
Construction 15,759 $58,724
Manufacturing 14,721 $60,995

Cowlitz County

41,402 Total Employment (November 2019)

$50,333 Avg. Annual Wage (2019)

5.9% Unemployment Rate (November 2019)

Top 5 Industries by Employment 2019

Industry Number Employed Avg. Annual Wages
Manufacturing 6,775 $74,758
Healthcare & Social
Assistance
6,645 $46,988
Retail Trade 4,940 $28,948
Educational Services 3,532 $46,245
Accommodation & Food
Services
3,259 $19,288

Wahkiakum County

1,036 Total Employment (November 2019)

$37,637 Avg. Annual Wage (2019)

6.6% Unemployment Rate (November 2019)

Top 5 Industries by Employment 2019

Industry Number Employed Avg. Annual Wages
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing &
Hunting
210 $40,784
Utilities 132 $66,678
Education Services 130 $39,484
Healthcare & Social Assistance 70 $26,154
Construction 69 $55,145

Workforce-Related Information

Demographics and Household Profiles

Public School Statistics

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