Economic Indicators

Employment in Manufacturing

2016 Manufacturing Employment 3

  • Manufacturing is a significant component of the economy in the St. Croix Valley.
  • Burnett is the only county in the region for which manufacturing jobs account for a substantially lower proportion of jobs than the state average.
  • Polk County has the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs.

Source: US Census, American Community Survey 5-year average, 2011-2015

2016 Manufacturing Employment 1

2016 Manufacturing Employment 2

  • Polk County has experienced the largest decrease in manufacturing employment since 2009.
  • There is a slight downward trend in the percent employed in manufacturing in Washington County.
  • Pierce County had an increase in the percentage of manufacturing employment.

Source: US Census, American Community Survey 5-year averages

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