With more than a quarter of the jobs in Washington County, Woodbury continues to be the economic engine of the east metro. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in Woodbury, and across the country, makes the data difficult to capture with a point-in-time graph or chart. In the early months of the pandemic there was a drop in the number of jobs in Woodbury and a corresponding rise in unemployment. From the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2020, the total number of jobs in Woodbury decreased by 2,048 jobs, roughly 8 percent, from 25,555 to 23,507.
The growth and diversity of the business community continues to be one of Woodbury’s strengths, as the pie chart below illustrates. Although there was a decrease in the total number of jobs in Woodbury from 2019 to 2020, the number of business entities in Woodbury increased, with 1,652 businesses now calling the city their home. In addition, the City has seen a cumulative increase of 3,180 jobs from Q3 2011 to Q3 2020
Employment in Woodbury
Data is recorded for the second quarter of each year.