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Key Industries

The manufacturing industry employs 13-14% of Sweetwater’s working population, which is double the national average. The retail trade sector employs 12%, educational services employ 12%, health care/social services employ 11%, agriculture employs 10%, and the transportation/logistics sector employs about 10%. Renewable energy is also a big employer in Nolan County. Because of the diverse economy, the Nolan County unemployment rate stays steady regardless of what is going on in the economy.