Employment

Resident Labor Force Status (2000 U.S. Census)


  • Total persons 16 years and over: 608,651
  • Persons in labor force: 431,120
  • Percent of total persons: 70.8
  • Percent of males 16+: 73.8
  • Percent of females 16+: 68.3

Total Civilian Labor Force: 431,110


  • Employed: 424,422
  • Unemployed: 25,067
  • Percent unemployed: 4.1
  • In Armed Forces: 6,698
  • Not in labor force: 177,531

Class of Worker


  • Private wage and salary workers: 258,760
  • Federal government: 74,032
  • State & local government: 49,892
  • Self-employed: 23,409
  • Unpaid family workers: 497

Means of Commuting to Work


  • Drive alone: 66.8%
  • Drive in car pools: 16.2%
  • Use public transportation: 11.9%
  • Walk or work at home: 2.2%
  • Use other means: 0.9%
  • Average travel time to work: 35.9 minutes

Industry of Employed Residents


  • Agriculture, forestry and mining: 635
  • Construction: 23,612
  • Education, Health and Social Services 79,934
  • Finance, insurance and real estate: 24,058
  • Information 20,297
  • Manufacturing: 13,369
  • Other services: 50,850
  • Professional Management and Scientific 50,505
  • Public administration:63,450
  • Retail trade: 37,447
  • Transportation: 26,753
  • Wholesale trade: 8,119
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census 2000, Summary File 3