AQUA BOOK 2014 II - Page 40

Industry Employment Dynamics, 2014 Self-Employment Profile Today 382 individuals in Refugio County are self-employed. The number of self-employed workers has varied since 2001. With a steady growth rate of the total workforce, the level of self-employment has inched down from 16 percent of the total workforce in 2001 to 13 percent today. Unlike other counties in the region, where men make up a great majority of the self-employed, women account for slightly more than half (51%) of Refugio County’s self-employment. Rather than construction, in which the majority of selfemployed workers are men, self-employment is concentrated in the service sector like retail trade and business services, where women are more popular. More than half of the selfemployed individuals in Refugio County are in the business services industry, and 87 percent of them are female. refugio COUNTY The major employers in Refugio County spread across different sectors, including health care, retail trade, and accommodation and food services. llllllllllll llllllllllll Notes: Oil and gas extraction has a location quotient of over 8, which is off the scale of this chart. Self-Employment Trend Self-Employment Dynamics Top 10 Businesses Business Name Industry (NAICS) H-E-B Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores (447110) 129 Refugio Co Memorial Hospital General Medical & Surgical Hospitals (622110) 84 Refugio Nursing & Rehab Center Vocational Rehabilitation Services (624310) 45 Mission Ridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Vocational Rehabilitation Services (624310) 40 Fesco Ltd Support Activities for Oil & Gas Operations (213112) 38 South Texas Oilfield Maintenance Commercial & Institutional Building Construction (236220) 36 Best Western Hotels and Motels (721110) 36 Sigmor Number 422 Gasolin H