Pottawatomie County is the fastest growing county in the state, with high levels of expansion in the housing market and business sectors. By employer, the two largest industries in the county are Health Care and Educational Services. These two industries account for roughly one third of all jobs in Pottawatomie County. Also, many citizens of Pottawatomie County commute to Manhattan or Topeka for work. Pottawatomie County also boasts low unemployment rates, with an annual average of less than 4% (American Community Survey).