Labor Availability

Labor Pool

Coffey County's work force is drawn from a labor market area (LMA) of 65,473 people within a 45 mile radius.


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

Current Numbers for Coffey County

  • County Labor Force for October 2022 (estimate): 3,959
  • County Unemployment Rate for October 2022 (estimate): 3.1%

Transportation & Public Utilities

Approximately 900 people are employed in transportation and public utilities. There are approximately 700 employed at Wolf Creek Generating Station, the only nuclear power plant in Kansas.

Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages for Coffey County

1st Quarter 2022

IndustryAverage EstablishmentsAverage EmploymentAverage Weekly Wages
Education and Health Services23144$692
Financial Activities19111$941
Leisure and Hospitality15137$229
Natural Resources and Mining1345$744
Other Services1872$840
Professional and Business Services43172$1,746
Trade, Transportation and Utilities661,287$1,296
Total (All Industries)2683,398$1,278
Total Private (All Industries)2282,271$1,559
Federal Government1150$1,034
State Government723$899
Local Government221,055$691
Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages for Coffey County

Source: Labor Market Information Services, Kansas Department of Labor

Visit the Kansas Department of Labor for more labor information.