Workforce

Effingham County October 2016 Labor Force Summary

Total Labor Force: 18,871
Total Employment: 18,073
Total Unemployment Number: 798
Total Unemployment Rate: 4.2

Effingham Area October 2016 Labor Force Summary

Total Labor Force: 98,714
Total Employment: 93,906
Total Unemployment Number: 5,308
Total Unemployment Rate: 5.4

(Includes the following counties: Clay, Coles, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion and Shelby)

Effingham County 2015 Annual Average

Labor Force: 18,620
Employment: 17,755
Unemployment Number: 866
Unemployment Rate: 4.7

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security