Workforce & Employment

Labor Force in 2013
   Number 
  Rank in State* 
  % of State 
Indiana
Total Resident Labor Force
 22,170 30 0.7%
  3,179,935 
Employed  20,449 30  0.7%  2,940,897
Unemployed  1,721 31
 0.7%
 239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate
7.8
35
 104.0% 7.5
April 2014 Unemployment Rate 
5.5
43
100.0%
5.5
                               *Out of 92 counties. 
                                Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
 

Regional Labor Force - April 2014
Labor Force
Employed Unemployed  Unemployment Rate
Last Month's Rate
Last Year's Rate
Marshall County
22,298
21,063
1,235
5.5
6.5
7.5
LaPorte County
48,675
45,123
3,552
7.3
8.6
9.5
St. Joseph County
125,833
117,583
8,250
6.6
7.1
9.0
Elkhart County
95,326
90,544
4,782
5.0
5.8
7.4
Starke County
10,393
9,677
716
6.9
8.2
9.4
Kosciusko County
41,332
39,634
1,698
4.1
5.0
5.8
Pulaski County
6,610
6,313
297
4.5
5.6
5.7
Fulton County
9,801
9,194
607
6.2
7.1
8.4
Region Totals
360,268
339,131
21,137
5.9
6.7
8.1
Indiana Totals
3,211,651
3,033,482
178,169
5.5
6.2
7.4
  Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
 
 
Annual Industry Distribution of Jobs
and Avg. Wage in 2012   (NAICS)              
EstablishmentsJobsPct Dist.
in County
5 Year Change in Jobs (2008-2012)
Annual Average Wage
Per Job
5 Year Change in Wage Per Job (2008-2012)
Total Covered Employment and Wages1,06218,220100.0%
-3.98%
$33,8548.5%
Private999
16,03788.0%-2.56%
$33,9708.5%
Agri., forestry, hunting19
DDNA
DNA
Mining1DDNA
DNA
Construction102483
2.6%-28.02%
$36,1425.6%
Manufacturing1216,088
33.4%-2.73%
$42,08411.0%
Wholesale trade76
4742.6%-0.21%
$47,92610.2%
Retail trade1622,016
11.1%1.05%
$22,21410.5%
Transportation, warehousing50
132
0.7%-52.00%
$35,105-2.6%
Utilities2
DDNA
DNA
Information19
1891.0%-28.57%
$27,417-22.5%
Finance and Insurance55
555
3.0%-5.93%
$51,29710.1%
Real Estate, rental, leasing26
67
0.4%-24.72%
$24,35925.9%
Professional, technical services63
334
1.8%
15.17%
$34,308
16.1%
Mgmt. of companies, enterprises3
39
0.2%
NA
$24,605
NA
Administrative, waste services41
727
4.0%57.02%
$24,4413.5%
Educational services22
2,05611.3%-15.33%
$34,52015.8%
Health care, social assistance671,3577.4%-22.85%
$32,0884.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation151811.0%9.70%
$11,914-13.0%
Accommodation and food services821,4167.8%3.13%
$13,09821.9%
Other services, exc. public admin.107565
3.1%7.01%
$27,5329.4%
Public administration32693
3.8%-13.23%
$31,4707.9%
 Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
 D = Not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information.
 Note: Average wage may not match published numbers due to rounding.
 
 
Average Annual Labor Force Estimates
 Labor
Force
  Employed 
  Unemployed 
  County (Area) 
Rate
  State 
Rate
2000 
 23,439 
22,7416983.02.9
200122,65721,7009574.24.2
200222,27021,1381,1325.15.2
200322,10820,9021,2065.55.3
200422,36021,2071,1535.25.3
200522,70121,5331,1685.15.4
200623,03721,8201,2175.35.0
200722,95521,8381,1174.94.6
200823,28321,5981,6857.25.8
200922,59919,5283,07113.610.4
201022,36819,8062,56211.510.1
2011
22,276
20,094
2,182
9.8
9.0
2012
21,788
19,858
1,930
8.9
8.4
2013
22,170
20,449
1,721
7.8
7.5
                                                   Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
 
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                                    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics