Economic Development WorkforceINDIANA RIGHT-TO-WORK STATE

Kosciusko County has one of the highest percentage of workforce in manufacturing jobs in America.

On February 1, 2012 Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation and the first state in the industrial Midwest to pass right-to-work legislation.

Employment is on a steady growth trend in Kosciusko County with successful local businesses expanding and new businesses arriving. Click here for the report.

Work Force-Kosciusko County

Labor Force, May 2016   Number   Indiana
Total Resident Labor Force   42,387   3,368,037
Employed   40,805   2,222,188
Unemployed   1,582   145,849

May 2016 Unemployement Rate

  3.7%   4.3%

Source data from Hoosiers By the Numbers

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Regional Workforce Watershed

Kosciusko County lies in the midst of a very strong and skilled regional workforce watershed and is linked to both the north central region and the northeast regions of northern Indiana. Total resident workforce in Kosciusko County is currently 42,400 and in the 11 county workforce watershed 599,500. Click here for regional commuting map.

Workforce Regional Watershed--Counties include: Allen, Elkhart, Fulton, Huntington, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, Noble, St. Joseph, Wabash, & Whitley.

Population 2015

   1,251,966

Labor Force, May 2015

599,469
Employed 575,520
Unemployed 23,949
Annual Unemployement Rate 4.0%

Source data from Stats Indiana