Workforce

Evansville, located in Indiana's great southwest, is the hub city for a 26 county tri-state region; representing parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois with a population of 730,000+ within a one hour drive. A highly skilled workforce with a hands-on Midwest mentality is what you'll be delighted to find here.  

Evansville, Indiana Workforce praise
 
Labor Force Estimates
Area Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Evansville Region 231,066  224,455 6,611 2.9% 
Vanderburgh County 94,589  91,816 2,773 2.9% (June 2017)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, STATS Indiana, Indiana Department of Workforce Development 

Regional data includes: Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties in Indiana.

Regional Workforce

The diagram below illustrates the number of workers 16 years of age or older commuting from nearby counties into Vanderburgh County, Indiana for work. Located in Southwest Indiana, Evansville pulls labor from a tri-state region. 

 

Evansville Employment 

Non-Agricultural employment in the Evansville MSA.

Evansville MSA  |  Non-Agricultural Employment    
December 2015 160,700
July 2015 159,100
December 2014 158,900
January 2014 150,800
MSA includes: Posey, Warrick, Vanderburgh County, IN + Henderson County, KY.
Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development 

Evansville Unemployment Rates

City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County unemployment rates.

Labor Force Estimates (not seasonally adjusted)
Year U.S. Indiana Evansville MSA Vanderburgh County
2017 4.4% 4.8% 3.1% 2.9% 
2015 5.6% 4.8% 4.3% 4.2%
2014 5.4% 5.8% 5.0% 4.9%
2012 7.8% 8.4% 7.4% 7.6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Indiana Department of Workforce Development