AQUA BOOK 2014 - Page 18

Duval County Other than the government sector, which employs nearly one-third of the local workforce, the mining sector is the major economic engine of Duval county. More than 130 individuals are working in oil and gas extraction, and over 550 others provide support activities. Other than those two sectors, the county is well diversified across different industries. Employment Growth 2012-13 by Industry Government Other Services (except Public Admin) Accommodation & Food Services Arts & Recreation Health Care & Social Assistance Educational Services (Private) Administrative & Support Management of Businesses Professional & Scientific Services Real Estate & Rental Finance & Insurance Information Transportation & Warehousing Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Manufacturing Construction Utilities Mining Agriculture With a diverse economy, the pattern of employment growth in 2013 varied considerably across industries. Industrial construction led all other industries in job gains. A total of 83 new contractor jobs were created in 2013. Job gains in other industries were much smaller. -15% -10% Business activity in Duval county has been on an upward trend for the past four consecutive years. Following sharp increases of more than 100 percent in 2010 and 2011, the pace of monthly sales growth ha