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NAICS

by Chloe Campbell
January 2017

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal and state statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy (http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/). Every other month Minnesota Employment Review will spotlight several NAICS sectors for the reader. This month the spotlight is on:1

11: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting

The two digit number for this sector is 11. The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting sector is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in agricultural production and agricultural support activities. In 2015 there were 2,630 establishments in this sector employing 21,385 people. Employment counts and establishment numbers were highest in the following subsectors: Corn Farming, Dairy and Cattle Production, Hog and Pig Farming, Nursery and Tree Production, Logging, and Support Activities for Animal Production. See Table 1 for details on number of establishments and employment for these subsectors.

Table 1

Subsector

Establishments

Employment

Corn Farming (111150)

207

819

Nursery and Tree Production (111421)

81

1,654

Dairy Cattle and Milk Production (112120)

321

4,189

Hog and Pig Farming (112210)

294

3,335

Logging (113310)

178

833

Support Activities for Animal Production (115210)

162

808

Source: https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/qcew/ResultsDisp.aspx


21: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

The two digit number for this sector is 21. The Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector is comprised of establishments that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, liquid minerals, and natural gases. This sector has two activities: mine operations and mine support activities. In 2015 2,846 establishments in this sector employed 27,559 people. The most significant Minnesota employment in this subsector is in the Iron Ore and the Construction Sand and Gravel Mining subsectors. See Table 2 for details on number of establishments and employment these subsectors.

Table 2

Subsector

Establishments

Employment

Iron Ore Mining (212210)

9

4,205

Construction Sand and Gravel Mining (212321)

119

1,012

Source: https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/qcew/ResultsDisp.aspx


22: Utilities

The two digit number for this sector is 22. The Utilities sector is made up of establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. In 2015 418 establishments in this sector employed 14,250 people. The Electric Power Distribution and Fossil Fuel Power Generation subsectors had the largest employment. See Table 3 for details on number of establishments and employment for the major subsectors in this code.

Table 3

Subsector

Establishments

Employment

Electric Power Distribution (221122)

180

6,678

Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation (221112)

32

2,248

Natural Gas Distribution (221210)

59

1,521

Hydroelectric Power Generation (221111)

37

467

Source: https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/qcew/ResultsDisp.aspx

 


1More detailed information on each NAICS sector can be found at https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/qcew/ResultsDisp.aspx.

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