Business & Industry

Community Profile

Johnston County is a dynamic and diverse place. Depending on where you look, you’ll find small, close knit communities near fast-growing subdivisions. The only constant across this county is that change is happening. And thanks to many recent business expansions and relocations, most people will tell you that the change is more than OK.

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Industry Sectors

The largest industry sectors in Johnston County (based on employment) are manufacturing, retail trade, education and health services. These four sectors combine to employ almost 25,000 people. To learn more about, click the industry name below.

All Industries

2020, Q1 Employment: 52,268
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $840

2019, Employment: 50,739
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $798

Accommodation and Food Services

2020, Q1 Employment: 5,682
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $298

2019, Employment: 5,696
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $302

Administrative and Waste Services

2020, Q1 Employment: 3,643
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $633

2019, Employment: 3,454
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $648

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

2020, Q1 Employment: 506
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $527

2019, Employment: 515
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $560

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

2020, Q1 Employment: 392
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $327

2019, Employment: 490
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $317

Construction

2020, Q1 Employment: 4,744
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $895

2019, Employment: 4,274
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $943

Educational Services

2020, Q1 Employment: 5,828
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $783

2019, Employment: 5,403
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $835

Finance and Insurance

2020, Q1 Employment: 735
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $1,245

2019, Employment: 730
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $1,076

Health Care and Social Assistance

2020, Q1 Employment: 6,037
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $792

2019, Employment: 5,990
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $771

Information

2020, Q1 Employment: **
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $**

2019, Employment: 219
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $1,043

Management of Companies, Enterprises

2020, Q1 Employment: 175
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $2,994

2019, Employment: 163
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $2,251

Manufacturing

2020, Q1 Employment: 7,474
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $1,559

2019, Employment: 7,385
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $1,283

Mining

2020, Q1 Employment: **
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $**

2019, Employment: 63
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $1,231

Other Services Ex. Public Admin

2020, Q1 Employment: 1,180
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $645

2019, Employment: 1,217
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $611

Public Administration

2020, Q1 Employment: 2,750
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $802

2019, Employment: 2,676
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $776

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

2020, Q1 Employment: 481
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $761

2019, Employment: 515
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $749

Retail Trade

2020, Q1 Employment: 7,344
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $502

2019, Employment: 7,204
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $488

Transportation and Warehousing

2020, Q1 Employment: 1,943
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $979

2019, Employment: 1,546
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $981

Wholesale Trade

2020, Q1 Employment: 1,787
2020, Q1 Average Weekly Wage: $1,344

2019, Employment: 1,844
2019, Average Weekly Wage: $1,258

News & Events

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