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.

Labor Information

Annual Averages 2010

Area Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
Indiana 3,142,265 2,822,693 319,572 8.8% March 2011
Kosciusko County 40,665 36,495 4,170 8.2% March 2011
         
Industry Employment 2009 Avg. Earnings Per Job 2009
Construction 1,894 $30,704
Manufacturing 13,668 $76,673
Transportation/Warehousing 862 $32,452
Wholesale Trade 1,350 $89,078
Retail Trade 4,535 $22,241
Health Care/Social Services 3,936 $36,586
Professional Tech. Services 1,004 $30,457

Source: Stats Indiana (www.stats.indiana.edu)