Workforce Data

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Labor Shed Commuting Population- 60 minute drive-time radius 786,005
Labor Shed Commuting Workforce in North Central Illinois 410,925
Unemployment Rate 4.8 %
Available Unemployed Workforce within 60 minutes commute 19,725
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 $ 41,300
Average Manufacturing Turnover 5.5%

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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 Workforce Area 4 Labor Data Report
Available Workers in Area by Classification
Occupational Snapshot

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