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Manufacturing top payroll 2016 for Idaho County according to Census

Top five industries comprise nearly 75 percent of county’s total payroll

Census data

Census data

When it comes to take-home pay in Idaho County, the manufacturing industry leads the pack, and it is among the top five business sectors that, combined, comprise nearly 75 percent of total annual payroll.

This information is according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released in April.

According to the Census’ 2016 County Business Patterns report, Idaho County annual payroll was $143,420,000. Of this, manufacturing payroll made up nearly 21 percent ($29,847,000) and reported a total 564 paid employees.

Health care and social assistance was the second highest 2016 annual payroll in the county, employing 719 for a total $28,352,000 payroll.

Third highest was professional, scientific and technical services with a total $23,620,000 payroll, and employing 224.

Retail trade was the fourth highest in 2016 annual payroll at $13,142,000, and employing 514.

Fifth was construction, employing 316 for a total $11,565,000 annual payroll.

Looking at other sectors, the region’s staple industries – agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting – employed 93 in 2016 and contributed a total $4,562,000 annual payroll.

For a region involved in tourism and related visitors’ services, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector employed 65 for a total $1,034,000 payroll; and accommodation and food services total payroll was $3,958,000 and employed 280.


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