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Labor Force / Business & Industry

Labor Availability:

Labor Pool:
Coffey County's work force is drawn from a labor market area (LMA) of 64,045 people within a 45 mile radius.

Under-employment:
The secondary work force, comprised of persons available for part-time labor, non-working spouses, and under-employed workers is estimated at 5,289 for the LMA.

County Labor Force for January 2017 (est.):  4,950 
County Unemployment Rate for January 2017 (est.):  6.2%

Transportation and Public Utilities:
Approximately 1100 people are employed in transportation and public utilities with 1,000 employed at the only nuclear power plant in Kansas, Wolf Creek Generating Station.

Quarterly Census of Employment for Coffey County (4th quarter 2015)

Industry
Average
Establishments
Average
Employment
Accommodation & Food Services
16
141
Administrative & Waste Management
18
153
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
5
20
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
9
105
Construction
34
162
Educational Services
18
413
Finance & Insurance
19
113
Government
41
1133
Health Care & Social Assistance
27
178
Information
4
28
Management of Companies & Enterprises
3
49
Manufacturing
9
112
Mining
6
61
Other Services (except Public Administration)
16
71
Professional & Technical Services
28
45
Public Administration
58
523
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
17
34
Retail Trade
41
409
Transportation & Warehousing
14
125
Utilities
8
54
Wholesale Trade
9
75
Total
296
3,917

Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Dept. of Labor

Manufacturer's located in Coffey County

Burlington      

Charloma, Inc., 50 Employees
    Manufactures Plastic Products      

COF Training Services, Inc., 20 Employees
    Training Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Coffey County, 150 Employees
    County Government & Services      

Coffey County Republican, 14 Employees
    Publishing and Printing      

Coffey Health System, 250 Employees
    Healthcare, Assisted Living & Ambulance Service      

Hoover's Thriftway, 40 Employees
    Grocery Store      

Huff Gardens, 6 Employees
    Wholesale Nursery & Greenhouse      

Kan-Seal, 15 Employees
    Fluid Sealing Products & WaterJet Cutting Service      

Resellers Edge LLC, 85 Employees
    Premium Can Coolers & Other Koozie Products

USD #244, 166 Employees
   
Burlington Schools & Recreation Center     

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, 1,000 Employees
    Nuclear Generating Station

Gridley      

Countertop Trends, LLC, 40 Employees
    Manufactures Countertops

LeRoy      

Arnold's Greenhouse, 35 Employees
    Sells Flowers, Shrubs, and Lawn & Garden Products      

Luther's Jerky, 10 Employees
    Meat Processing      

Mid-American Machine, 50 Employees
    Manufactures & Rebuilds Equipment for Tire & Rubber Industry

Waverly      

Wheelers Truss, 50 Employees
    Manufactures Building Trusses

 

Wage rates for occupations in Southeast Kansas can be found at www.dol.ks.gov/LMIS/Default.aspx. Select the Kansas Wage Survey Report, then select the SE tab at the bottom.

 


Webpage last updated:  2017-03-15 16:11:52

Contact Information

Stacy Haines, Director

Economic Development
Coffey County Courthouse
110 S 6th St., Room 5
Burlington, KS 66839

Telephone: 620-364-8780 or 800-947-4796

Fax: 620-364-3608

SHaines@coffeycountyks.org
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm