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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 - March/April, 2019
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
162,097,000
5,387,000
3.3
State of Indiana
3,419,800
134,413
3.9
Evansville, IN/Henderson, KY Metro Region
166,678
5,788
3.5
Daviess
16,831
494
2.9
Dubois
23,347
651
2.8
Gibson
19,932
596
3.0
Greene
13,867
737
5.3
Knox
19,161
653
3.4
Lawrence
21,482
915
4.3
Martin
5,213
170
3.3
Pike
6,112
244
4.0
Sullivan
8,642
436
5.0
Knox County, IN Area
134,587
4,896
3.6
Vanderburgh
96,761
3,344
3.5
Warrick
33,663
1,120
3.3
TOTAL
265,011
9,360
3.5
Illinois (in Vincennes market area) March, 2019
Crawford
8,690
427
4.9
Lawrence
5,956
382
6.4
Richland
7,379
394
5.3
Wabash
5,720
268
4.7
Illinois TOTAL
27,745
1,471
5.3

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce March/April, 2019
Illinois Department of Labor March, 2019

 

Labor Force Estimates for Knox County Indiana
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Commuting Patterns for Knox County Indiana


Average employment by sector
5 year change in employment
Establishments by sector
sector establishments

 

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 November 2018.