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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 - December, 2017
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
159,880,000
6,278,000
3.9
State of Indiana
3,268,341
100,457
3.1
Evansville Metro Region
158,223
4,384
2.8
Daviess
15,511
384
2.5
Dubois
22,609
489
2.2
Gibson
18,781
473
2.5
Greene
13,194
523
4.0
Knox
18,135
530
2.9
Lawrence
20,432
801
3.9
Martin
4,942
128
2.6
Pike
6,397
208
3.3
Sullivan
8,615
359
4.2
Knox County, IN Area
128,616
3,895
3.0
Vanderburgh
91,647
2,499
2.7
Warrick
31,599
846
2.7
TOTAL
251,862
7,240

2.9

Illinois (in Vincennes market area) December, 2017
Crawford
8,286
438
5.3
Lawrence
5,960
347
5.8
Richland
7,481
319
4.7
Wabash
5,415
254
4.7
Illinois TOTAL
27,142
1,358
5.0

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development December, 2017
Illinois Department of Labor December, 2017

 

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.