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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 - February, 2018
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
161,548,000
6,671,000
4.1
State of Indiana
3,324,570
123,151
3.7
Evansville Metro Region
161,957
5,464
3.4
Daviess
15,740
477
3.0
Dubois
23,127
606
2.6
Gibson
19,119
558
2.9
Greene
13,342
687
5.1
Knox
18,628
675
3.6
Lawrence
20,805
958
4.6
Martin
5,052
147
2.9
Pike
6,495
238
3.7
Sullivan
8,490
447
5.3
Knox County, IN Area
130,798
4,793
3.7
Vanderburgh
93,505
3,115
3.3
Warrick
32,597
1,052
3.1
TOTAL
256,900
8,960

3.5

Illinois (in Vincennes market area) February, 2018
Crawford
8,583
452
5.3
Lawrence
5.991
326
5.4
Richland
7,557
312
4.1
Wabash
5,458
223
4.1
Illinois TOTAL
27,589
1,313
4.8

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development February, 2018
Illinois Department of Labor February, 2018

 

Labor Force Estimates for Knox County Indiana

Commuting Patterns for Knox County Indiana

Employment by Sector in Knox County Indiana

 

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.