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Knox County Indiana Offers an Abundant Trained Workforce

Knox County Indiana employers give high marks to their workforce when it comes to measuring productivity levels. Annual employee turnover rate is less than 5 percent, and absenteeism rates range from 0-3 percent per month.

In its last formal survey, Knox County had 998 business units providing 16,240 jobs. The largest employing industries in the county were education and health services (including both public and private employment) with almost 34 percent of total industry employment. Trade, transportation, and utilities were next with over 22 percent of total industry employment. Manufacturing showed the most job growth and the largest percentage gain, increasing 316 jobs or almost 21 percent since the last survey.

Indiana was the 23rd state in the nation and the first state in the industrial Midwest to pass right-to-work legislation.

 

Labor Force Estimates
Knox County, Indiana Area - October/November 2019
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
164,386,000
5,441,000
3.3
State of Indiana
3,378,649
101,383
3.0
Evansville, IN/Henderson, KY Metro Region
164,071
4,718
2.9
Daviess
16,826
375
2.2
Dubois
22,897
481
2.1
Gibson
18,815
445
2.4
Greene
13,810
485
3.5
Knox
18,547
517
2.8
Lawrence
20,862
682
3.3
Martin
5,347
127
2.4
Pike
5,965
161
2.7
Sullivan
8,536
297
3.5
Knox County, IN Area
131,605
3,570
2.7
Vanderburgh
95,064
2,734
2.9
Warrick
33,067
852
2.6
TOTAL
259,736
7,156
2.8
Illinois (in Vincennes market area) October, 2019
Crawford
8,785
346
3.9
Lawrence
5,976
260
4.4
Richland
7,400
271
3.7
Wabash
5,803
192
3.4
Illinois TOTAL
27,964
1,069
3.8

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce October/November, 2019
Illinois Department of Labor November, 2019

 


 

Note: Total employment represents the sum of total private sector and total government sector employment. State and local government schools and hospitals are included in the government total. Sectors may not sum to the total (or agree with BLS published total employment) due to suppression issues. D = non-discloseable in compliance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and/or State of Indiana confidentiality guidelines.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Indiana Department of Workforce Development, as of May, 2019.

Note: Total employment represents the sum of total private sector and total government sector employment. State and local government schools and hospitals are included in the government total. Sectors may not sum to the total (or agree with BLS published total employment) due to suppression issues. D = non-discloseable in compliance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and/or State of Indiana confidentiality guidelines.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Indiana Department of Workforce Development, as of May, 2019.