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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 - September/October 2019
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
164,576,000
5,510,000
3.3
State of Indiana
3,368,659
95,416
2.8
Evansville, IN/Henderson, KY Metro Region
163,821
4,427
2.7
Daviess
16,745
352
2.1
Dubois
22,777
442
1.9
Gibson
19,457
415
2.1
Greene
13,841
448
3.2
Knox
18,466
502
2.7
Lawrence
21,863
652
3.0
Martin
5,272
119
2.3
Pike
6,038
168
2.8
Sullivan
8,458
294
3.5
Knox County, IN Area
132,897
3,392
2.6
Vanderburgh
95,006
2,566
2.7
Warrick
33,031
794
2.4
TOTAL
260,934
6,752
2.6
Illinois (in Vincennes market area) September, 2019
Crawford
8,815
364
4.1
Lawrence
6,024
288
4.8
Richland
7,396
279
3.8
Wabash
5,896
213
3.6
Illinois TOTAL
28,131
1,144
4.1

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce September/October, 2019
Illinois Department of Labor September, 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.