Home to 25,543 jobs, Woodbury has more than a quarter of the jobs in Washington County, and continues to be the economic engine of the east metro. The number of jobs in Woodbury has grown substantially, by more than 5,000 jobs, over the past decade. The pie chart below illustrates the makeup of the Woodbury’s business community in 2021. The largest employment sectors continue to be education and health services; trade, transportation and utilities; and leisure and hospitality. Additionally, while the data from the State of Minnesota is only current through mid-2021, additional jobs have been added since.
The growth and diversity of the business community continues to be one of Woodbury’s strengths. As the pandemic restrictions eased, and more businesses were able to reopen or increase capacity, the number of jobs correspondingly increased. Between Q3 2020 and Q2 2021, more than 2,000 jobs were added in Woodbury, an increase of 8.7 percent. The number of business entities in Woodbury also increased, with 1,740 businesses now calling the city their home.
Employment in Woodbury
Data is recorded for the second quarter of each year.
Source: MN DEED Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages