Businesses flock to Waukesha County not only for its excellent workforce but because of its location, space and resources. There are over 31,000 employers in Waukesha County employing more than 274,000 workers. Manufacturing (26%), services (25%), and retail trade (16%) represent the largest employment sectors in the county. Economic growth and associated employment opportunities continue to be strong. Waukesha County consistently registers one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.