1 Year growth
From 2016 to 2017, employment in McDowell County, NC grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 17.7k employees to 18.2k employees.
The most common employment sectors for those who live in McDowell County, NC, are Manufacturing (4,751 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,909 people), and Retail Trade (2,103 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McDowell County, NC, though some of these residents may live in McDowell County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.