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    Whiteside County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2010, the population was 58,498. Its county seat is Morrison, IL. Whiteside County offers significant cost advantagesfor workforce, wages, and benefits compared to other areas in Illinois along with a skilled and ready workforce.

    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau

     

     

    Employment Wage Statistics

    The table below shows estimated average wage information Whiteside County, Illinois for the 1st quarter, 2011.

    Area Name

    Total Average Employment

    *Average Hourly Wage

    Average Weekly Wage

    *Average Annual Wage

    Whiteside County, Illinois

    19,759

    $15.83

    $633

    $32,916

    Illinois

    5,439,841

    $25.05

    $1,002

    $52,104

    * Assumes a 40-hour week worked the year round.

    Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

     

     

    Employment Wage Statistics Distribution

    The table below shows the counties with the highest estimated average weekly wages in Illinois for the 1st quarter, 2011.

    Rank

    Area Name

    Total Average Employment

    *Average Hourly Wage

    Average Weekly Wage

    *Average Annual Wage

    1

    Tazewell County, Illinois

    57,424

    $36.33

    $1,453

    $75,556

    2

    Lake County, Illinois

    302,826

    $30.75

    $1,230

    $63,960

    3

    Cook County, Illinois

    2,328,593

    $28.50

    $1,140

    $59,280

    4

    Dupage County, Illinois

    547,138

    $27.25

    $1,090

    $56,680

    5

    Grundy County, Illinois

    15,607

    $25.40

    $1,016

    $52,832

    6

    Rock Island County, Illinois

    73,358

    $23.75

    $950

    $49,400

    7

    Peoria County, Illinois

    99,465

    $23.60

    $944

    $49,088

    8

    Sangamon County, Illinois

    126,990

    $22.85

    $914

    $47,528

    9

    McLean County, Illinois

    84,594

    $22.60

    $904

    $47,008

    10

    Massac County, Illinois

    4,044

    $21.58

    $863

    $44,876

    * Assumes a 40-hour week worked the year round.

    Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

     

     

    Area Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Data

    The table below shows estimated labor force, employment and unemployment information in Whiteside County, Illinois for August, 2012. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.

    Area Name

    Civilian Labor Force

    Number Employed

    Number Unemployed

    Unemployment Rate

    Preliminary Data

    Whiteside County

    28,949

    26,146

    2,803

    9.7%

    Yes

    Illinois

    6,579,200

    5,991,700

    587,500

    8.9%

    Yes

    Source: IL Dept. of Employment Security, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

     

     

    Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Distribution

    The table below shows the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Illinois for August, 2012. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.

    Rank

    Area Name

    Unemployment Rate

    Preliminary Data

    1

    Franklin County, Illinois

    12.3%

    Yes

    2

    Winnebago County, Illinois

    12.0%

    Yes

    3

    Montgomery County, Illinois

    11.7%

    Yes

    4

    Alexander County, Illinois

    11.6%

    Yes

    5

    Perry County, Illinois

    11.6%

    Yes

    6

    Marion County, Illinois

    11.5%

    Yes

    7

    Macon County, Illinois

    11.4%

    Yes

    8

    Kankakee County, Illinois

    11.4%

    Yes

    9

    Pulaski County, Illinois

    11.4%

    Yes

    10

    Union County, Illinois

    11.3%

    Yes

    Source: IL Dept. of Employment Security, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

     

     

    Industry Employment Distribution

    The table below shows the distribution of industries in Whiteside County, Illinois for the 1st quarter, 2011.

    Rank

    Industry Sector

    Establishments

    Employees

    1

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    95

    3,616

    2

    Retail Trade (44 & 45)

    188

    3,435

    3

    Manufacturing (31-33)

    100

    3,351

    4

    Education Services

    39

    1,853

    5

    Accommodation and Food Services

    118

    1,459

    6

    Admin., Support, Waste Mgmt, Remediation

    38

    915

    7

    Public Administration

    38

    891

    8

    Wholesale Trade

    85

    697

    9

    Other Services (except Public Admin.)

    129

    623

    10

    Finance and Insurance

    81

    584

    Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

     

     

    Current Employment Statistics

    The table below shows the distribution of current employment, not seasonally adjusted, preliminary, by industry for Whiteside County, Illinois for August, 2012.

    Series Code

    Industry

    Employment

    00000000    Total Nonagricultural Employment

    20,070

    05000000       Total Private

    15,495

    06000000       Goods Producing

    3,722

    07000000       Service Producing

    16,348

    10000000       Natural Resources and Mining

    68

    20000000       Construction

    544

    30000000     Manufacturing

    3,110

    31000000           Durable Goods

    2,918

    32000000           Nondurable Goods

    192

    40000000     Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

    4,667

    41000000           Wholesale Trade

    854

    42000000           Retail Trade

    3,308

    43000000           Transportation, Warehousing, and Utiliti

    505

    50000000       Information

    227

    55000000       Financial Activities

    754

    60000000       Professional and Business Services

    1,419

    65000000       Education and Health Services

    2,050

    70000000       Leisure and Hospitality

    1,724

    80000000       Other Services

    932

    90000000     Total Government

    4,575

    90910000           Federal Government

    168

    90920000           State Government

    157

    90930000           Local Government

    4,250

    Source: Labor Market Statistics, Current Employment Statistics Program

     

     

    Occupational Employment Distribution

    The table below shows the distribution of occupations in Illinois (no data available for Whiteside County, Illinois) for the 2008 – 2018 time period.

    Rank

    Occupation Group

    2008 Estimated Employment

    2018 Projected Employment

    1

    Office and Administrative Support Occupations

    1,014,992

    1,069,555

    2

    Sales and Related Occupations

    649,225

    684,296

    3

    Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

    459,445

    523,512

    4

    Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

    472,135

    496,012

    5

    Production Occupations

    512,039

    492,276

    6

    Education, Training, and Library Occupations

    395,370

    452,330

    7

    Management Occupations

    411,409

    426,102

    8

    Business and Financial Operations Occupations

    357,145

    404,268

    9

    Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

    321,083

    381,248

    10

    Construction and Extraction Occupations

    274,268

    295,441

    Source: Labor Market Statistics, Occupational Employment Projections Unit

     

     

    Occupations by Employment Wage  

    The table below shows the occupations with the highest paying 2010 estimated median (annual) wages in Whiteside County, Illinois.

    Rank

    Occupation

    2010 Estimated Median Annual Wage

    1

    Engineering Managers

    $133,491

    2

    Pharmacists

    $116,105

    3

    Computer and Information Systems Managers

    $102,128

    4

    Chief Executives

    $101,515

    5

    First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

    $93,680

    6

    Financial Managers

    $92,433

    7

    Marketing Managers

    $85,461

    8

    Legal Occupations

    $84,637

    9

    Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

    $83,886

    10

    Physical Therapists

    $76,381

    Source: Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages Program

    Entry level and Experienced wage rates represent the means of the lower 1/3 and upper 2/3 of the wage distribution, respectively.

    Data is from an annual wage survey

     

     

    Occupations by Projected Growth

    The table below shows the occupations with the highest estimated annual openings in Illinois (no data available for Whiteside County, Illinois) for the 2008 – 2018 time period.

    Rank

    Occupation

    2008 Estimated Employment

    2018 Projected Employment

    2008-2018 Annual Percent Change

    Estimated Annual Openings

    1

    Cashiers

    140,937

    146,428

    0.4%

    6,879

    2

    Retail Salespersons

    184,915

    198,855

    0.7%

    6,552

    3

    Waiters and Waitresses

    82,611

    93,098

    1.2%

    5,609

    4

    Customer Service Representatives

    97,331

    112,267

    1.4%

    4,557

    5

    Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

    131,260

    133,008

    0.1%

    4,399

    6

    Registered Nurses

    110,739

    133,772

    1.9%

    4,238

    7

    Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

    90,137

    108,207

    1.8%

    3,718

    8

    Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

    84,620

    98,434

    1.5%

    3,305

    9

    Business Operations Specialists, All Other

    100,926

    110,208

    0.9%

    3,170

    10

    Managers, All Other

    90,860

    96,951

    0.7%

    2,953

    Source: Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages Program

     

     

    Population Totals

    The table below shows the estimated population in Whiteside County, Illinois for the 1998-2011 time period.

    Area Name

    1998 Estimated Population

    2011 Estimated Population

    Estimated 1998-2011 Population Percent Change

    Whiteside County

    60,719

    58,388

    -3.84%

    Illinois

    12,271,847

    12,869,257

    4.87%

    United States

    275,854,104

    311,591,917

    12.96%

    Source: Census Bureau

     

     

    Population Distribution

    The table below shows the counties with the highest 2011 estimated population in Illinois.

    Rank

    Area Name

    2011 Estimated Population

    1

    Cook County, Illinois

    5,217,080

    2

    Dupage County, Illinois

    923,222

    3

    Lake County, Illinois

    706,222

    4

    Will County, Illinois

    681,545

    5

    Kane County, Illinois

    520,271

    6

    McHenry County, Illinois

    308,944

    7

    Winnebago County, Illinois

    293,993

    8

    St. Clair County, Illinois

    270,259

    9

    Madison County, Illinois

    268,459

    10

    Champaign County, Illinois

    201,685

    Source: Census Bureau

     

     

    Income Totals

    The table below shows the most recent income information for Whiteside County, Illinois.

    Income Description

    Income Source

    Year

    Total

    Median Family Income HUD

    2006

    $55,100

    Median Household Income Census

    2009

    $45,359

    Per Capita Income BEA

    2010

    $34,898

    Total Personal Income BEA

    2010

    $2,039,911,000

     

     

    Income Distribution

    The table below shows the counties with the highest 2006 Median Family Income in Illinois.

    Rank

    Area Name

    Income Totals

    1

    Ogle County, Illinois

    $63,600

    2

    De Witt County, Illinois

    $59,800

    3

    La Salle County, Illinois

    $59,100

    4

    Logan County, Illinois

    $59,100

    5

    Putnam County, Illinois

    $59,000

    6

    Bureau County, Illinois

    $58,600

    7

    Lee County, Illinois

    $58,600

    8

    Jo Daviess County, Illinois

    $58,000

    9

    Stephenson County, Illinois

    $57,800

    10

    Washington County, Illinois

    $57,800

    Source: HUD

     

     

    Economic Indicators

    Consumer Price Index

    The table below shows the most recent consumer price index information for the United States (no data available for Whiteside County, Illinois).

    Type of CPI Measure

    Time Period

    Source

    CPI Measure

    Over-the-Year Percent Change

    Over-the-Month Percent Change

    CPI for All Urban Consumers – Seasonally Adj. August 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics

    230.1

    1.7%

    0.6%

    CPI for Urban Wage Earners/Clerical Wrkrs – Seas. Adj. August 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics

    226.8

    1.7%

    0.7%