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.
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 January 2017.