The table below shows how jobs in the county are distributed across different industries. This information helps us understand how the local economy is structured.
Since 2001, employment by industry data have been reported using a new classification system, the North American Industrial Classification System, or NAICS.
NAICS reflects the many changes that have taken place in the economy, such as growth and change within the service industries.
Prior to 2001, employment by industry data were reported by the Standard Industrial Classification System, or SIC. To view these numbers for 1969-2000, please click here. Note that data from the two classification systems cannot be directly compared. For example, even though both systems include categories titled manufacturing, the industries included within each category are different. To learn more about the differences between the two classification systems go to the U.S. Census Bureauís NAICS website.
In Strafford County, in 2010 . . .
- the industry that provided the most jobs was
- the second largest employer was the