Labor Market

December - 2019 Unemployment Rates

 CountyMarch 2020March 2019
 Jefferson3.3%5.0%
 Clinton2.4%3.7%
 Franklin4.3%6.2%
 Hamilton3.1%4.9%
 Marion3.4%4.8%
 Perry3.8%5.8%
 Wayne3.6%5.8%
 Washington1.8%2.8%
 Williamson4.0%5.5%

Source – IDES –  April 2020

December 2019 Illinois Unemployment 3.5%

December 2019 U.S. Unemployment 3.5%

Source – bls.gov – November 2019

Average Household Income

City of Mt. Vernon:$56,704.
Jefferson County:$62,708.

Source – bls.gov –February 26th, 2018

Commute Population 15 and 30 miles

Distance15 miles/ 15 minutes30 miles/ 30 minutes
TotalPercentTotalPercent
Total Population38,827100171,962100
Male19,841.4987,826.49
Female18,930.5185,40851
Age Distribution17 and under8,445.2237,632.22
18-243,3360.814,671.08
25-344,956.1221,311.12
35-444,632.1319,883.13
45-545,484.1524,888.15
55-645,498.0824,011.13
65-743,538.0816,632.08
75-841,847.059,217.06
85 and over1,035.034,989.03
RaceWhite33,865.88159,693.92
Black3,420.088,464.04
Native America720.1408.01
Asian3130.1956.01
Hispanic845.013,196.01
Other124.01440.01
Household Income
$15,000 & under2,150(x)9,514(x)
$15,000-$24,4991,802(x)8,833(x)
$25,000-$34,4991,773(x)8,368(x)
$35,000-$49,9992,211(x)10,302(x)
$50,000-$74,9992,909(x)12,947(x)
$75,000-$99,9991,819(x)8,507(x)
$1000,000 or more2,658(x)10,962(x)

Source – EASI Demographics – April 2014