Labor Availability

Labor Pool

Coffey County's work force is drawn from a labor market area (LMA) of 65,473 people within a 45 mile radius.


The secondary work force is estimated at 5,289 for the LMA. This is comprised of persons available for part-time labor, non-working spouses, and under-employed workers.

Current Numbers for Coffey County

  • County Labor Force for June 2023 (estimate): 3,667
  • County Unemployment Rate for June 2023 (estimate): 3.7%

Transportation & Public Utilities

Approximately 900 people are employed in transportation and public utilities. There are approximately 700 employed at Wolf Creek Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in Kansas.

Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages for Coffey County

2nd Quarter 2022

IndustryAverage EstablishmentsAverage EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Accommodations and Food Service15133$269
Administrative and Waste Services15110$1,810
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting730$447
Health Care and Social Assistance22150$738
Finance and Insurance1683$1,129
Other Services, Except Public Administrative1869$1,073
Professional and Technical Services2880$1,653
Retail Trade38323$468
Transportation and Warehousing14115$1,032
Wholesale Trade1166$1,079
Total (All Industries)2703,472$1,099
Total Private (All Industries)2302,322$1,239
Total Government401,150$817
Federal Government1250$1,186
State Government622$1,023
Local Government221,077$795
Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages for Coffey County

Source: Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Department of Labor

Visit the Kansas Department of Labor for more labor information.