Friday, June 06, 2008

Graph of the day: Distribution of St. Cloud wages by industry 

The top five areas of the metro St. Cloud area by wages paid were health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, finance and insurance, and wholesale trade. Those five areas account for 80% of wages (total area wages were more than $1.8 billion.)

UDPATE: Several commenters note that this is only private employment. Public employment would add another 15% or so to the picture here (and reduce the others by the same.) We have a fairly large state university here, and there are over 9,000 (of about 103,000) workers in local government. Data here.

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