Labor Market

September - 2018 Unemployment Rates

 County September 2018 September 2017
 Jefferson 4.6% 5.8%
 Clinton 3.0% 3.1%
 Franklin 5.4% 5.8%
 Hamilton 3.7% 4.1%
 Marion 4.3% 4.6%
 Perry 5.2% 5.2%
 Wayne 4.9% 5.4%
 Washington 2.9% 2.7%
 Williamson 4.4% 4.7%

Source – IDES – October 25th, 2018

September 2018 Illinois Unemployment 4.1%

September 2018 U.S. Unemployment 3.7%

Source – bls.gov – October 25th, 2018

Average Household Income

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

Source – bls.gov –February 26th, 2018

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