Labor Market

August - 2017 Unemployment Rates

 County August 2017 August 2016
 Jefferson 5.8% 6.7%
 Clinton 3.5% 4.2%
 Franklin 6.5% 8.2%
 Hamilton 4.9% 6.6%
 Marion 5.4% 6.5%
 Perry 5.9% 7.1%
 Wayne 6.2% 8.2%
 Washington 2.9% 3.8%
 Williamson 5.4% 6.3%

Source – IDES – September 21st, 2017

August 2017 Illinois Unemployment 5.0%

August 2017 U.S. Unemployment 4.4%

Source – bls.gov –September 21st, 2017

Average Household Income

City of Mt. Vernon: $56,704.
Jefferson County: $62,708.

Source – bls.gov –December 22nd, 2016

Commute Population 15 and 30 miles

Distance 15 miles/ 15 minutes 30 miles/ 30 minutes
Total Percent Total Percent
Total Population 38,827 100 171,962 100
Male 19,841 .49 87,826 .49
Female 18,930 .51 85,408 51
Age Distribution 17 and under 8,445 .22 37,632 .22
18-24 3,336 0.8 14,671 .08
25-34 4,956 .12 21,311 .12
35-44 4,632 .13 19,883 .13
45-54 5,484 .15 24,888 .15
55-64 5,498 .08 24,011 .13
65-74 3,538 .08 16,632 .08
75-84 1,847 .05 9,217 .06
85 and over 1,035 .03 4,989 .03
Race White 33,865 .88 159,693 .92
Black 3,420 .08 8,464 .04
Native America 72 0.1 408 .01
Asian 313 0.1 956 .01
Hispanic 845 .01 3,196 .01
Other 124 .01 440 .01
Household Income
$15,000 & under 2,150 (x) 9,514 (x)
$15,000-$24,499 1,802 (x) 8,833 (x)
$25,000-$34,499 1,773 (x) 8,368 (x)
$35,000-$49,999 2,211 (x) 10,302 (x)
$50,000-$74,999 2,909 (x) 12,947 (x)
$75,000-$99,999 1,819 (x) 8,507 (x)
$1000,000 or more 2,658 (x) 10,962 (x)

Source – EASI Demographics – April 2014