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Employment Overview

Jobs located in the City


2016 Employed Population 16+ by Industry...Total 53,296
Agriculture/Mining 2.2%
Construction 6.2%
Manufacturing 8.3%
Wholesale Trade 3.3%
Retail Trade 11.4%
Transportation/Utilities 3.9%
Information 2.3%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 5.2%
Services 50.8%
Public Administration 6.4%

 2016 Employed Population 16+ by Occupation...Total 53,296
White Collar 64.9%
Management/Business/Financial 15.5%
Professional 25.9%
Sales 11.4%
Administrative Support 12.2%
Services 18.2%
Blue Collar 16.9%
Farming/Forestry/Fishing 1.0%
Construction/Extraction 4.4%
Installation/Maintenance/Repair 2.8%
Production 3.7%
Transportation/Material Moving 5.0%

Local Companies Snapshot

Local Business

Number of Business Licenses: 12,700

Average # of Employees per Business: 3

Business Licenses by Industry:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53)...18.8%
Construction (NAICS 23)...14.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) (NAICS 81)...12.5%
Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45)...11.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (NAICS 54)...9.9%
Administrative/Support/Waste Mgmt/ Remediation Services (NAICS 56)...7.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62)...5.9%
Information (NAICS 51)...3.9%
Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72)...3.7%
Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)...2.9%
Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)...2.4%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71)...1.5%
Educational Services (NAICS 61)...1.2%

Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52)... 1.1%
Utilities (NAICS 22)...0.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55)...0.3%
Public Admin (92)...0.3%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11)...0.2%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 21)...0.1%