Workforce

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.

Under-employment

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

Current Numbers for Coffey County

  • County Labor Force for July 2021 (estimate): 4,256
  • County Unemployment Rate for July 2021 (estimate): 4.8%

Transportation & Public Utilities

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

Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages for Coffey County

3rd Quarter 2020

IndustryAverage EstablishmentsAverage EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Accommodation and Food Services16131$231
Administrative and Waste Services17115$1,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting519$298
Arts, entertainment and RecreationN/AN/A
N/A
Construction19122$815
Educational ServicesN/A
N/A
N/A
Finance and Insurance16111$1,406
Health Care and Social Assistance18194$490
Information418$503
Management of Companies and EnterprisesN/A
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing9123$800
Mining731$838
Other Services (except Public Administration)1865$933
Professional and Technical Services1723$1,043
Real Estate, Renting and Leasing34$308
Retail Trade37321$478
Transportation and Warehousing13130$752
UtilitiesN/A
N/A
N/A
Wholesale Trade868$849
Total (All Industries)2543,304$1,139
Total Private2122,359$1,299
Federal Government1260$910
State Government724$810
Local Government23861$728
Total Government42945$741


Source: Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Department of Labor

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