Human Talent

Thousands of intelligent, educated, hardworking people live and work in Jasper County.  They possess the skills, availability, reliability and productivity that successfully supports a variety of large and small employers.  The regional labor force has the same attractive qualities.  The size of the Jasper County Labor Force residing within the county is estimated at 16,227.  The Regional Labor Force of 522,939 includes the neighboring counties of Benton, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Tippecanoe, and White.  The Jasper County Unemployment Rate in February 2017 was 6.3 percent compared with the Indiana Unemployment Rate of 4.7 percent and the U.S. Unemployment Rate of 4.9 percent.  The following tables provide additional labor force related information.

 Regional Labor Force #
 All Counties 522,939
 Benton County 4,327
 Jasper County 16,227
 Lake County 237,413
 LaPorte County 51,933
 Newton County 6,750
 Porter County 84,340
 Pulaski County 6,270
 Starke County 10,828
 Tippecanoe County 92,693
 White County 12,158
 Jasper County Industry Employment %
 Agriculture/Mining Related 5.5
 Arts/Entertainment/Lodging/Food 7.2
 Construction 11.8
 Education/Health/Social Services  20.1
 Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 3.6
 Manufacturing 17.8
 Professional/Other Services/Information  10.0
 Public Administration 3.1
 Retail/Wholesale Trade 14.8
 Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities 6.1

 

 Jasper County Earnings Mean Mean
 All Workers $20.64  All Industries $36,456
 Architecture/Engineering $30.81  Accommodation/Food $11,218
 Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports/Media $15.54  Administrative/Waste Services $26,012
 Building/Ground Cleaning/Maintenance $13.34  Agriculture $52,822
 Business/Financial Operations $27.23  Arts/Entertainment $13,617
 Community/Social Services $22.81  Construction $49,243
 Computer/Mathematical $25.40  Education $35,844
 Construction/Extraction $31.89  Finance/Insurance $38,035
 Education/Training/Library $13.41  Government $31,837
 Food Preparation/Serving Related $9.22  Healthcare/Social Services $26,975
 Healthcare Practitioner/Technical $25.91  Information $40,682
 Healthcare Support $11.77  Management $68,598
 Installation/Maintenance/Repair $23.12  Manufacturing $46,902
 Legal $41.82  Other Services $19,317
 Life/Physical/Social Science $23.21  Professional/Technical $36,059
 Management $44.11  Real Estate $26,374
 Office/Administrative Support $16.18  Retail Trade $23,250
 Personal Care/Service $10.32  Transportation/Warehousing $38,111
 Production $18.60  Wholesale Trade $52,223
 Protection Service $20.37
 Sales/Related $16.58
 Transportation/Material Moving $19.46