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
August 2014 Unemployment Rate 
5.2
43
94.5%
5.5
         *Out of 92 counties. 
          Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
 

Regional Labor Force - August 2014
Labor Force
Employed Unemployed  Unemployment Rate
Last Month's Rate
Last Year's Rate
Marshall County
22,500
21,234
1,176
5.2
5.3
7.4
LaPorte County
48,427
45,033
3,394
7.0
7.0
9.0
St. Joseph County
125,191
117,192
7,999
6.4
6.7
8.8
Elkhart County
98,471
93,566
4,905
5.0
5.2
7.2
Starke County
10,566
9,902
664
6.3
6.5
8.3
Kosciusko County
42,285
40,501
1,784
4.2
4.6
5.9
Pulaski County
6,878
6,588
290
4.2
4.4
6.0
Fulton County
9,966
9,426
540
5.4
5.7
7.9
Region Totals
364,284
343,532
20,752
5.7
5.9
7.9
Indiana Totals
3,244,746
3,066,727
178,019
5.5
5.8
7.2
  Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
 
 
Annual Industry Distribution of Jobs
and Avg. Wage in 2013   (NAICS)              
Establishments Jobs Pct Dist.
in County
5 Year Change in Jobs (2009-2013)
Annual Average Wage
Per Job
5 Year Change in Wage Per Job (2009-2013)
Total Covered Employment and Wages 1,046 18,601 100.0%
7.77%
$34,263 9.3%
Private 984
16,492 88.7% 11.77%
$34,396 9.4%
Agri., forestry, hunting 18
D   NA
  NA
Mining 1 D D NA
D NA
Construction 98
496
2.7% -12.68%
$36,941 5.9%
Manufacturing 122 6,251
33.6% 19.57%
$41,822 8.0%
Wholesale trade 74
476 2.6% -2.06%
$49,221 17.3%
Retail trade 168 2,012
10.8% 5.67%
$23,032 12.7%
Transportation, warehousing 47
80
0.4% -66.00%
$47,346 26.9%
Utilities 2
D D NA
D NA
Information 17
184 1.0% -8.55%
$26,944 -15.5%
Finance and Insurance 52
544
2.9% -4.39%
$52,067 9.9%
Real Estate, rental, leasing 24
68
0.4% -9.33%
$25,769 33.1%
Professional, technical services 61
315
1.7%
12.50%
$34,500
13.2%
Mgmt. of companies, enterprises 3
40
0.2%
NA
$28,028
NA
Administrative, waste services 43
871
4.7% 146.74%
$25,023 0.5%
Educational services 21
2,005 10.8% -0.62%
$34,539 12.3%
Health care, social assistance 70
1,531 8.2% -6.70%
$32,791 5.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation 13 157 0.8% 0.64%
$11,537 -17.4%
Accommodation and food services 79
1,397 7.5% -0.36%
$13,349 9.8%
Other services, exc. public admin. 103 644
3.5% 38.46%
$29,811 27.5%
Public administration 32 692
3.7% -15.80%
$32,124 8.3%
 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 
22,741 698 3.0 2.9
2001 22,657 21,700 957 4.2 4.2
2002 22,270 21,138 1,132 5.1 5.2
2003 22,108 20,902 1,206 5.5 5.3
2004 22,360 21,207 1,153 5.2 5.3
2005 22,701 21,533 1,168 5.1 5.4
2006 23,037 21,820 1,217 5.3 5.0
2007 22,955 21,838 1,117 4.9 4.6
2008 23,283 21,598 1,685 7.2 5.8
2009 22,599 19,528 3,071 13.6 10.4
2010 22,368 19,806 2,562 11.5 10.1
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