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Laborforce

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Lake County has a highly skilled and well-trained workforce ready to meet the needs of today’s businesses. This homegrown talent, combined with quick and easy access to the labor force of surrounding counties, makes Lake County an ideal location to start or grow a business.

As of 2018 the region’s population increased by 14.8% since 2013, growing by 45,565. Population is expected to increase by 9.7% between 2018 and 2023, adding 34,172.

From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 16.2% in Lake County from 93,872 to 109,052. This change outpaced the national growth rate of 7.4% by 8.8%.

Concerning educational attainment, 13.4% of Lake County residents possess a bachelor’s degree and 10.0% hold an associate degree, which is 2.0% above the national average.

The data provided below confirms that Lake County has a considerably varied workforce, employed in a wide range of occupation and industry types.

Labor Force Trends

Labor Force Trends 2010 2018
Total % Total %
Population 16 years and older 243,032 297,092
Labor Force 132,151 54.4% 157,706 53.1%
Employed 117,196 48.2% 151,733 51.1%
Unemployed 14,769 6.1% 5,973 2.0%
Unemployment Rate 11.2% 3.8%
Source: Economy Overview Q4 2018 Data Set

Commute to Work

Commute to Work 2010 2017
Total % Total %
Workers 16 years and over 114,079 128,861
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 96,541 84.6% 105,021 81.5%
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 9,048 7.9% 12,886 10.0%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 533 0.5% 386 0.3%
Walked 1,122 1.0% 1,031 0.8%
Other means 1,955 1.7% 1,675 1.3%
Worked at home 4,880 4.3% 7,860 6.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.1 27.9
Source: US Census Bureau American Community Survey, and UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research

Workforce Characteristics

Occupation 2013 Jobs 2018 Jobs Change in Jobs % Change in Jobs 2018 LQ 2017 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Office and Administrative Support 13,196 14,842 1,646 +12% 0.93 $14.93
Sales and Related 12,358 13,371 1,013 +8% 1.23 $15.23
Food Preparation and Serving Related 9,619 12,039 2,420 +25% 1.32 $11.90
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 6,659 7,803 1,144 +17% 1.29 $33.87
Construction and Extraction 65,472 7,142 1,670 +31% 1.44 $16.86
Transportation and Material Moving 5,549 6,533 984 +18% 0.89 $14.93
Education, Training and Library 5,776 6,361 585 +10% 1.02 $18.92
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,599 6,208 609 +11% 1.54 $11.42
Management 3,705 4,423 718 +19% 0.73 $41.96
Installation, Maintenance and Repair 3,604 4,369 765 +21% 1.02 $18.42
Healthcare Support 3,649 4,331 682 +19% 1.46 $13.64
Personal Care and Service 3,170 3,962 792 +25% 0.85 $11.61
Business and Financial Operations 3,090 3,838 748 +24% 0.68 $28.88
Production 3,133 3,311 178 +6% 0.52 $14.70
Community and Social Service 1,711 1,978 267 +16% 1.09 $18.90
Protective Service 1,780 1,941 161 +9% 0.79 $18.93
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,456 1,738 282 +19% 0.87 $19.64
Farming, Fishing and Forestry 1,535 1,672 137 +9% 2.01 $10.68
Computer and Mathematical 1,071 1,255 184 +17% 0.40 $32.36
Architecture and Engineering 623 722 99 +16% 0.39 $31.43
Legal 584 602 18 +3% 0.66 $43.06
Life, Physical and Social Science 292 333 41 +14% 0.38 $28.28
Military-only 242 278 36 +15% 0.49 $18.73
Sources: Emsi Q4 2018 Data Set | www.economicmodeling.com