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2008 CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
 
MAJOR EMPLOYERS
 
 
Labor force
unemployment rate
 
Employer
 
 
Employer Type
Arizona
3,132,667
5.5%
 
Arizona/California Railroad
 
 
Railroad
La Paz County
 
 
 
7,425
6.8%
 
Bashas', Parker
 
 
Grocery Store
       
Blue Water Casino & Resort
 
 
Casino/Gaming
Major Cities / Communities
 
 
 
Colorado River Indian Tribe
 
 
Govt./Gen. Business/ Farming
Bouse
193
5.2%
 
Dayton Superior Corp. Parker
 
 
Misc. Fabrication Wire products
 
Colorado River Reservation
3,448
8.6%
   
Ehrenberg
609
3.5%
 
Flying J, Ehrenberg
Service Center
Parker
1,643
6.5%
 
Growers Oil Co. Salome
 
Wholesale Trade
Quartzsite
694
5.6%
 
K.D. and Vicksburg Farms
Fresh Produce
Salome / Wenden
339
14.45%
 
Kofa Cafe
Restaurant
 
La Paz County, Parker
Government
Source: Arizona Dept. of Commerce, 2008 Special Unemployment Report
 
 
 
La Paz Regional Hospital, Parker
Medical & Surgical
 
Loves Travel Stop, Quartzsite
Travel Center
2008 EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR
Morgan Corp.
Truck Bodies
Goods Producing
 
250
 
Parker Indian Hospital
General Medical Hospital
 
Government
 
2,575
   
Other Private Service Providing
 
950
 
Parker Unified School District
Elem. & Secondary Eductation
 
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
 
1,200
   
 
Pilot Travel Center, Quartzsite
Travel Center
Source:Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona Dept. of Commerce, Strategic Investment and Research.
Figures are organized under the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).
 
 
River Medical Inc.
Ambulance Service
Safeway Stores, Inc
Grocery Stores
Salome Elementary & High School
 
Elem. & High Eductation
   
2008 TOTAL ALL OCCUPATIONS
Tomahawk Auto/Truck Stop
Travel Center
Employment
 
5,480
 
Town of Parker
Government
     
Town of Quartzsite
Government
Hourly Compensation
 
   
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Government
Median Wage
 
$10.79
 
Wenden Elementary
Element sch. Education
Average Wage
 
$14.16
     
Entry Wage*
 
$7.95
 
Sources: McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce, Parker Area Chamber of Commerce and Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce Tourism Bureau of Information
 
 
 
Experienced Wage**
 
$17.27
 
     
2008 EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION – AVERAGE WAGE
 
 
   
 
Employment
Avg. Wages
   
Sales & Related
540
$12.88
   
Food Preparation & Service Related
980
$8.78
   
Office & Administrative Support
680
$13.16
   
Installation, Maintenance, Occupations
490
$16.03
   
Protective Services
N/A
$14.47
   
Building & Maintenance
340
$10.12
   
Management
240
$29.50
   
Transportation & Material Moving
390
$11.70
   
         
Source:Prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce, Strategic Investment and Research in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July, 2009
* 10th percentile ** 75th percentile