The data represented below shows the number of persons within Cowley County employed in a specific industry between the years 2012 and 2017. The data indicates that there was an increase of 2.21 percent in total employment. As for specific industries, construction saw a 38.9 percent decrease in employment, while finance and insurance saw a total increase of 23.3 percent. The management industry saw growth of 100 percent, and wholesale trade saw an increase of 18.64 percent. Manufacturing continues to grow, and is Cowley County’s largest employment sector.