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Labor Availability

Labor Pool

Coffey County's work force is drawn from a labor market area (LMA) of 64,045 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.

 

  • County Labor Force for May 2019 (est.): 3,893
  • County Unemployment Rate for May 2019 (est.): 4.6%

Transportation and 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 for Coffey County (4th quarter 2017)

 INDUSTRY  AVERAGE
ESTABLISHMENTS
 AVERAGE
EMPLOYMENT
 Accommodation & Food Services 15  131 
 Administrative & Waste Services  18  98
 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting  4  22
 Arts, entertainment & Recreation  4  11
 Construction  25  119
 Educational Services  18  413
 Finance & Insurance  19  112
 Government  41  1159
 Health Care & Social Assistance  26  189
 Information  5  23
 Management of Companies & Enterprises  3  49
 Manufacturing  9  120
 Mining  7  41
 Other Services (except Public Administration)  16  66
 Professional & Technical Services  25  33
 Real Estate, Renting & Leasing  17  34
 Retail Trade  41  367
 Transportation & Warehousing  21  151
 Utilities  7  954
 Wholesale Trade  10  85
 Totals  279  3,665

Source: Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Dept. of Labor

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