2018 saw another year of solid growth for Pierce County’s economy: Our unemployment rate hovered consistently below 5 percent for the second half of the year. We gained thousands of nonfarm payroll jobs, and saw higher wages.
Healthcare and social assistance — Pierce County’s largest industry sector — continued to grow. Our region saw huge demand for registered nurses, and thousands of job ads were posted by healthcare employers last year.
Click here for a look at the economic overview for Pierce County, which includes information like the county’s demographic profile, employment and wage trends, cost of living index, industry and occupation snapshots, education levels and gross domestic product.