Labor Availability

County
Labor Force
Employed
Unemployed
Massac
8,068
7,704
364
Pulaski
3,182
2,875
307
Alexander
4,160
3,805
355
Johnson
5,120
4,701
419
Pope
1,579
1,396
183
Union
8,961
8,196
765
Saline
10,131
9,224
907
McCracken, KY
33,710
31,991
1,719
Ballard, KY
4,256
3,933
323
Graves, KY
17,457
16,362
1,095
Total
96,624
90,187
6,437

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, March 31, 2003
Kentucky Department of Labor

Wage Rates

Occupation
Entry
Top
Assembler – Production
$8.10
$10.95
Computer Programmer
$11.58
$14.39
Data Entry Operator
$5.32
$7.73
Janitor
$5.73
$10.75
Machinist
$8.25
$14.90
Maintenance Mechanic
$9.50
$14.50
Office Clerk
$5.70
$7.10
Secretary
$7.12
$11.25
Shipping/Receiving Clerk
$5.50
$7.50
Tool & Die Maker
$8.75
$16.75
Payroll Clerk
$7.54
$8.76
Warehouse/Stock Clerk
$5.65
$11.80
Supervisor/Manager
$15.27
$25.32
Food Service/Lodging Manager
$12.20
$13.97
Food Preparation Worker
$5.67
$7.24

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

Largest Employers

Employer
Product/Service
Employees
Honeywell Uranium hexafluoride
400
Electric Energy, Inc. Power generation
300
TECO/Mid-South Towing Barge Towing
390
Harrah’s Metropolis
Casino Riverboat
Casino
800
Laidlaw Wire Company Wire extrusion products
100
LaFarge Corporation Cement
145
Massac Unit #1 School District Public education
300

Employment by Industry Sector

Services
59.0%
Transportation
16.1%
Manufacturing
16.1%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate
5.1%
Mining
2.9%
Wholesale Trade
0.8%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information & Analysis, 2001