According to the 2000 Census the majority of the residents work in the management/professional or sales/office occupations fields. Production, transportation, and material moving occupations is another sector that employs a large percentage of the population. The majority of the county workers are private wage and salary workers with approximately one forth of the working population employed by he government, self-employed, or unemployed.
The average annual employment in Raleigh County in 2000 was $29,888. These jobs brought in a total annual wage amount of $769 million to the county. In 2000 the average annual wage for workers was $25,740 and the average weekly wage was $495.
In 2001 Raleigh County had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $23,220. This PCPI ranked 11 th in the state and was 76 percent of the national average of $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 8.1 percent from 2000. In 1991 tech PCPI of Raleigh County was $15,166 and ranked 15 th in the state.
Earnings of persons employed in Raleigh County increased from approximately $1 billion in 2000 to approximately $1.15 billion in 2001, an increase of 9.3 percent.