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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 - May, 2019
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
162,665,000
5,503,000
3.4
State of Indiana
3,368,523
98,798
2.9
Evansville, IN/Henderson, KY Metro Region
164,375
4,650
2.8
Daviess
16,958
395
2.3
Dubois
23,410
499
2.1
Gibson
19,582
437
2.2
Greene
13,476
490
3.6
Knox
18,870
522
2.8
Lawrence
21,029
683
3.2
Martin
5,278
133
2.5
Pike
6,105
182
3.0
Sullivan
8,574
327
3.8
Knox County, IN Area
133,282
3,668
2.8
Vanderburgh
95,105
2,640
2.8
Warrick
33,283
866
2.6
TOTAL
261,170
6,994
2.7
Illinois (in Vincennes market area) May, 2019
Crawford
8,676
359
4.1
Lawrence
5,943
284
4.8
Richland
7,438
262
3.5
Wabash
5,812
193
3.3
Illinois TOTAL
27,869
1,098
3.9

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce May, 2019
Illinois Department of Labor 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.

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.