6 Key Industries Government is the largest sector in all nine counties Garfield 60.2% Whitman 44.7% Columbia 36.5% Asotin 20.8% Walla Walla 20.8% Adams 21.7% Franklin 19.2% Second Largest Industries are: Agriculture (Adams 23.3%, Franklin 19.7%, Columbia 11.9%, WW 13.6%) Health care (Asotin- 17.0%, Walla Walla- 14.4% and Whitman- 8.5%) Retail trade ( All Counties (7.8% to 19.0%) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-QCEW, Employment Security Department-LMEA
8 Percent Change in Population 2010-2012 Franklin County growth 9.8% Columbia County loss 2.0% Benton Franklin Walla Columbia Garfield Asotin Whitman Adams SpokaneLincoln Ferry Stevens Pend Oreille Grant Okanogan Douglas Chelan Kittitas Yakima Klickitat Skamania Lewis Clark Cowlitz Wah. Pacific Thurston Pierce King Snohomish Skagit Whatcom Grays Harbor Mason Jefferson Clallam Kitsap Island San Juan
9 2011 PCP and MH Incomes State MH income $56,537 and national MH of $50,502. State PCP income of $43,878 and national PCP of $45,560. Area Median Household Income (2011) Per Capita Personal Income (2011) Adams $ 40,675 $ 31,704 Asotin $ 41,864 $ 35,230 Columbia $ 42,463 $ 39,259 Franklin $ 48,904 $ 29,711 Garfield $ 46,302 $ 35,999 Walla $ 47,570 $ 35,276 Whitman $ 35,860 $ 30,379
10 Going forward… ▶ Most of the counties are on the road to recovery, but very slow and uneven ▶ Replacement employment need ▶ Industries that will be leading growth ▶ Health Care and Social Assistance ▶ Employment in manufacturing (incl. food proc.), health services, transportation (distr. chain), financial services, forest services and mining will continue to dominate employment in number and percentage of the labor force.
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