Fair Job Market in St George Utah
Although the retiree-aged community fueled the incredible population growth that took place in the 1980s, the composition of the people relocating to Washington County has changed dramatically. Retirees are no longer the primary sector discovering the St. George area. In 2004, Washington County’s jobless rate dropped to 3.8 percent. Analysts say that in 2004, Washington County experienced a 9.5 percent increase in new job growth. Since 1980 the number of jobs has grown more than 500%.
The average salary in St. George is about $2,025 a month. Wages are generally lower in service and retail jobs. New construction is the most active employer followed by retail and restaurants. The major employers in Washington County are federal, state and local government agencies. Visit our Demographics page for more information on these agencies and other privately owned-employers in Washington County.