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Current Jobs in Benton County (Iowa Workforce Development)

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Benton County, Iowa was one of 14 counties created on December 21, 1837, and has grown to a current population of 25,699. Benton County is located in east-central Iowa and is home to 15 communities.

The Benton Development Group provides many services including assisting communities, individuals and businesses in economic growth and vitality. One resource that the Benton Development Group makes available is the LaborShed analysis that studies workforce characteristics in Benton County.


LaborShed Analysis

LaborShed Analysis Executive Summary 2016

LaborShed Analysis (Full Report) 2016

The purpose of a Laborshed analysis is to measure the availability and characteristics of workers within the region. The Laborshed data generated will aid local development officials in their facilitation of industry expansion and recruitment and their service to existing industry in the area. Detailed data describing the characteristics of the available labor force including current/desired wage rates and benefits, job qualifications and skills, age cohorts, residence/work location, employment requirements/obstacles and the distances individuals are willing to travel for employment are included in the study. Survey respondents from the Benton County Laborshed area were asked to identify the industry in which they are currently working. The largest concentration of workers are employed in the manufacturing, health care and education industries. Please click the links above to view the summary or full report of the LaborShed report.



Industrial Classification of the Employed in Benton County

  • Healthcare & Social Services 15.6% 15.6%
  • Manufacturing 14.4% 14.4%
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade 12.5% 12.5%
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade 12.5% 12.5%
  • Education 11.8% 11.8%
  • Professional Services 8.7% 8.7%
  • Public Administration & Government 8.4% 8.4%
  • Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 8.0% 8.0%
  • Construction 6.8% 6.8%
  • Transportation, Communication & Utilities 6.1% 6.1%
  • Personal Services 2.7% 2.7%
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Mining 2.3% 2.3%
  • Entertainment & Recreation 1.5% 1.5%
  • Other 1.2% 1.2%

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