There are approximately 1.34 million workers residing in the Johnson County laborshed with an estimated 139,000 workers commuting to jobs in Johnson County from other counties. Johnson County has a desirable 5.6 percent unemployment rate. The workforce is well-educated and working in a variety of industries, with 16% of workers employed in management, business and related occupations.
- Between 2004 and 2014, there was an increase of 57,744 workers residing in the 23-county laborshed.
- Johnson County added 35,849 (12.5%) workers to its labor force between 2004 and 2014, accounting for 62.1% of the total growth of the labor force.
- Jackson County showed the highest share of the 2014 laborshed total, 24.7%, followed by Johnson County with 23.9%, Clay County with 9.0% and Shawnee County with 6.9%.
- Thirteen counties accounted for all growth in the 23-county laborshed, with Johnson County leading the way with 62.1% of the growth.2015 Johnson County Laborshed report – Laborshed.pdf