How many people work on Kitsap farms?

blog.farmersSmall farms are a big part of the community fabric of Kitsap County. But agriculture, as you might imagine, doesn’t play a major role in local employment.

An average of about 390 people were employed in agricultural pursuits in the county in 2012, according to a workforce report just released by the state Employment Security Department.

Jefferson County’s monthly average was 150. Mason’s was 430.

Agricultural employment numbers fluctuate seasonally. In Kitsap there were 460 jobs in June 2012, but only 310 in January.

You can view the full agricultural employment report as a PDF file here.

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