The insurance, technology and — surprisingly enough — meat market sectors are some of Fulton County’s fastest-growing industries, according to a recent analysis.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sifted through an annual Census report showing how many people work in each kind of job in American counties. The report included the fields with the highest employee increases across metro Atlanta.
The analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2016 County Business Patterns data, which came out last week, looked at the percentage change in each field from 2015 to 2016. The study only included jobs with at least 15 reported workers in 2015.
The estimated population of Fulton County in 2016 was 1,023,336, making it Georgia’s most populated county. That year, 35,950 employer establishments — or single locations where business was conducted — were recorded in the county, according to Census information. The median household income was $58,851.
These are some of the hottest jobs in Fulton, according to the data:
• Direct title insurance carriers: Businesses involved in initially underwriting insurance policies to protect the owners of real estate against loss.
• Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing: Businesses involved in manufacturing and/or assembling electronic computers, such as mainframes, personal computers, workstations, laptops, and computer servers. Computer peripheral equipment includes items such as storage devices, printers and monitors.
• Software publishers: Businesses that carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation and providing support services to software purchasers.
• Meat market employees: Retailers of fresh, frozen or cured meats and poultry. This includes delicatessen-type establishments primarily engaged in retailing fresh meat.
• Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers: Businesses engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of computers, computer peripheral equipment, loaded computer boards and/or computer software.
• Office equipment merchant wholesalers: Businesses engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of office machines and related equipment (except computers and computer peripheral equipment).
• Non-Internet publishing industry workers: Businesses engaged in the publishing of newspapers, magazines, other periodicals and books, as well as directory and mailing list and software publishing.
• Special needs transportation workers: Businesses engaged in providing transportation (except to and from school or work) to the infirm, elderly or handicapped.
• General freight trucking, local: General freight establishments handle a wide variety of commodities, generally transported within a metropolitan area that may cross state lines. Generally the trips are same-day return.
• Other concrete product manufacturing workers: Manufacturers of concrete products, except block, brick and pipe.
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