7,600, or about 20 percent of civilian labor force; more than 85 percent
of whom are currently employed.
6,600 underemployed workers in the region;15 percent of available
labor pool have a college degree, and 35 percent have some college
About 25 percent would take a job for less than $8.25 an hour, and
half would do so for less than $10.25 an hour.
68 percent of available labor pool was between the ages of 30 and
Underemployed pool tended to be overrepresented in industrial machining
and materials handling, and underrepresented in telecommunications
and other customer service-type jobs.
About 9,200 individuals are interested in a (new) job, almost three-quarters
of whom were currently employed.
12 percent self-reported being underemployed.
The median wages of those currently employed and willing to change
jobs was $9.23, vs. $10 an hour for those who were employed and
unlikely to change jobs.
More than 10 percent (about 1,000 people) among available labor
are either homemakers or retirees who say they are willing to take
More than 28,000, 82 percent of whom are currently employed.
About half (23,000) of the employed population (47,000) would consider
changing jobs, taking an additional job or would prefer full time
to their current part-time job.
60 percent of available labor force trained in an occupation different
than their current employment.
Two-thirds of available workers have some education or training
after high school; about 18 percent have bachelor's or advanced
Minimum acceptable wage to change jobs ranged from $9.98 for
a welding or metal fabrication company, to $11.55 for customer service
or technical call center.
"This indicates to employers who may be interested in relocating
into the area or those considering business expansions ... that
even with a low unemployment rate there is substantial available
Average age of the available worker is 38 compared with an average
age of the working population of 46.
About 4,300 people, (about 12 percent of the regional labor force)
are interested in a (new) job, about three-quarters of whom were
About 10 percent underemployment, most of whom are skill mismatched.
Over one-third had either an undergraduate (28 percent) or advanced
degree (7 percent).
$10 to $11 is the threshold for most workers to consider new employment,
which is about $1 higher than the average wages of the Huron labor
35 percent of the laborshed reported they were employed and either
very or somewhat likely to change employers if presented with the
62 percent of those employed and willing to change employers were
between the ages of 35 and 54. Almost 60 percent were women who,
on average, had much higher education attainment.
Data were compiled from various reports.
The information included here does not reflect changes in the employment
picture that have occurred since those reports were published, nor
it is meant to be all-inclusive.