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Community Profile

Laborforce

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 and to the over 500,000 students enrolled at higher education institutions within a 100-mile radius, makes Lake County an ideal location to start or grow a business.

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 As of April 2016
  Total % As of April 2016 %
Population 16 years and older 243,032 264,221
Labor Force 132,151 54.4% 144,431 54.66%
Employed 117,196 48.2% 137,487 52.03%
Unemployed 14,769 6.1% 6,926 2.62%
Unemployment Rate 11.2% 4.5%
Source: Department of Economic Opportunity
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Commute to Work

Commute to Work 2010 2014 ACS
  Total % Total %
Workers 16 years and over 114,079 116,915
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 96,541 84.6% 94,703 81%
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 9,048 7.9% 12,944 11.07%
Public transportation (including taxicab) 533 0.5% 357 0.31%
Walked 1,122 1.0% 1,304 1.12%
Other means 1,955 1.7% 1,803 1.54%
Worked at home 4,880 4.3% 5,804 4.96%
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
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Employed by Occupation

Employed by Occupation 2010 2014 ACS
  Total % Total %
Employed civilian Population 16 years and over 117,196 119,459
Management, professional, and related occupations 38,709 33.0% 36,378 30.45%
Service occupations 26,040 22.2% 26,161 21.9%
Sales and office occupations 28,993 24.7% 32,373 27.1%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 10,501 9.0% 12,450 10.42%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 12,953 11.1% 12,097 10.13%
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Employed by Industry

Employed by Industry 2010 2014 ACS
  Total % Total %
Employed civilian Population 16 years and over 117,196 119,459
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,803 1.5% 1,797 1.5%
Construction 6,459 5.5% 8,453 7.08%
Manufacturing 7,678 6.6% 6,911 5.79%
Wholesale trade 2,931 2.5% 2,519 2.11%
Retail trade 14,260 12.2% 15,854 13.27%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,094 5.2% 5,558 4.65%
Information 2,095 1.8% 3,036 2.54%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 8,497 7.3% 6,814 5.7%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 12,018 10.3% 11,837 9.91%
Educational, health and social services 27,004 23.0% 25,480 21.33%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 18,010 15.4% 18,842 15.77%
Other services (except public administration) 4,423 3.8% 6,494 5.44%
Public administration 5,924 5.1% 5,864 4.91%
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