Labor Force

Labor Force Profile

The work force in the county is a dedicated, loyal work force willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. This trait has meant success for businesses and industries located in the county. Over 77% of the area workers have worked for their current employer for 2 years. 62% of them for 5 years.

Resident labor force: 3,720
Resident unemployed: 110
Percent unemployed: 2.9
Resident total employment 3,610

Employment, Data-Place of Work

Nonagricultural wage and salary workers: 2,200
Manufacturing: 590
Non manufacturing: 1,610
Construction and mining: 120
Transportation, Communication and Public Utilities: 110
Wholesale and Retail Trade: 450
Wholesale Trade: 140
Retail Trade: 320
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate: 110
Services: 460
Government: 360

Hourly Wage Rates

Occupation or Job Title Entry Average
Clerk General Office $5.15 $5.78
Data Entry Operator 5.15 5.75
General Laborer 5.15 5.61
Machine Set-Up operator 6.75 7.89
Material handler 5.50 6.74
Production Assembler 5.15 5.98
Secretary 5.15 6.83
Welder Combination 5.75 7.14
Arc Welder 6.20 7.14
General Machinist 6.60 8.25
Production Foreman 8.20 10.20
Machine Set-up Operator 5.60 6.75
Tool and Die Worker 5.70 8.60
Factory Laborer 5.15 6.30

Estimated labor Force Available

Male:  478  Female: 496  Total:  974

Above statistics accurate as of October 1998

Education

  Osceola's residents are well educated. 95% of them have a high school diploma. 63% have had at least some college.

Willingness to Commute

Workers in our are are willing to commute to work. Your labor pool can be expanded to nearly 25,000 residents. All within a 25 mile radius.  

Population within 50 miles of communities: 67,000

Primary and Secondary Skills

Occupation: Primary Skills: Secondary Skills:
Sales 88 25
Professional, Technical, and Managerial 
(Example; doctor, dentist, lawyer, manager)
183 79
Clerical (Stenographer, typist) 190 100
Services (barber, guard, janitor, food server) 150 44
Agriculture and Related Work (Grain 
farmers, livestock farmers)
66 30
Processing Occupations (Processors of 
food, chemicals, wood, textiles)
49 9
Machine Trades (Printer, lathe operator, 
drill press operator)
74 39
Bench work Occupations (Fabrication and 
repair of plastics, wood, stone, textiles)
21 15
Structural Work (Welder, painter, excavator, 
construction worker)
67 76
Miscellaneous (Truck driver, packager, utility 
worker)
47 48