Workforce Data

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Labor Shed Commuting Population- 60 minute drive-time radius 898,782
Labor Shed Commuting Workforce in North Central Illinois 348,701
Unemployment Rate 5.0%
AVAILABLE WORKERS - Unemployed Workforce within 60 minutes commute 17,435
Median Age  36.7
Population with College Degree 33.7%
Population with Some College Education or College Degree 58.0%
Average Household Income in Workforce Area $ 79,688
Average Manufacturing Earnings $ 53,559
Average Occupation Earnings $ 41,900
Manufacturing Union Membership 10 %
Average Manufacturing Turnover 5.5%

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BEST Inc. - Business Employment Skills Team - Illinois Workforce Area #4

Business Employment Skills Team Serving Northwest Central Illinois

Northwest Central Illinois

Labor Market REPORTS
Radius of Interstate 80 and Interstate 39 Interchange (Center of the Region)

Labor Shed Market Profile
Labor Shed Executive Summary
Labor Shed Graphic Profile
Labor Shed Demographic and Income Profile
Labor Shed Household Income Report
Labor Shed Housing Profile
State of the Region Workforce 2017 Report - BEST

8 County LWIA 4 Workforce & Demographic Report-NCI Works
Occupational Snapshot-Workforce Area 4
Occupational Snapshot - Bureau, LaSalle, & Putnam Counties
Industry Briefs - In the NCI Works Area

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