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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

2018, Q2 Employment: 49,246
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $748

2017 Employment: 47,279
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $750

Accommodation and Food Services

2018, Q2 Employment: 5,398
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $285

2017 Employment: 5,162
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $280

Administrative and Waste Services

2018, Q2 Employment: 3,117
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $634

2017 Employment: 2,796
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $629

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

2018, Q2 Employment: 554
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $563

2017 Employment: 579
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $551

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

2018, Q2 Employment: 507
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $302

2017 Employment: 443
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $290

Construction

2018, Q2 Employment: 3,893
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $882

2017 Employment: 3,641
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $831

Educational Services

2018, Q2 Employment: 5,661
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $789

2017 Employment: 5,271
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $780

Finance and Insurance

2018, Q2 Employment: 798
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $1,154

2017 Employment: 746
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,066

Health Care and Social Assistance

2018, Q2 Employment: 5,662
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $704

2017 Employment: 5,555
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $742

Information

2018, Q2 Employment: 246
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $1,223

2017 Employment: 228
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,071

Management of Companies, Enterprises

2018, Q2 Employment: 255
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $1,391

2017 Employment: 204
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,562

Manufacturing

2018, Q2 Employment: 7,085
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $1,157

2017 Employment: 6,883
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,194

Mining

2018, Q2 Employment: NA
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: NA

2017 Employment: 50
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,133

Other Services Ex. Public Admin

2018, Q2 Employment: 1,099
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $558

2017 Employment: 1,084
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $559

Public Administration

2018, Q2 Employment: 2,664
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $711

2017 Employment: 2,600
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $701

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

2018, Q2 Employment: 525
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $734

2017 Employment: 442
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $804

Retail Trade

2018, Q2 Employment: 7,083
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $457

2017 Employment: 7,163
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $452

Transportation and Warehousing

2018, Q2 Employment: 1,479
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $973

2017 Employment: 1,408
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $930

Wholesale Trade

2018, Q2 Employment: 1,840
2018, Q2 Average Weekly Wage: $1,795

2017 Employment: 1,189
2017 Average Weekly Wage: $1,250

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