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Geneva and Fillmore County offer employers a highly productive and dedicated workforce exhibiting a strong work ethic.  New employers are likely to draw their labor resources from a combination of employed residents, including those who are underemployed and residents who are currently commuting elsewhere.  Nebraska is a right-to-work state.  None of the Fillmore County manufacturers report that their workforces are being represented by a union.

Monthly, not seasonally adjusted Labor Force, Employment and unemployment data in the Fillmore County area including the counties of Fillmore, Thayer, Clay, York and Saline for July 2014.

Civilian Labor Force   23,666
Employment               22,875
Unemployment                791
Unemployment Rate      3.3%

Yearly, not seasonally adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment data in the Fillmore County area including the counties of Fillmore, Thayer, Clay, York and Saline for the year 2013.

Civilian Labor Force     22,542
Employment                 21,740
Unemployment                  802
Unemployment Rate       3.4 %

Labor Supply Factors & Labor Availability 

In 2015 the Fillmore County Development Corporation asked the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to research the labor supply factors and labor availability for the Fillmore County labor area.  Ken M. Lemke, Ph.D., an economist for NPPD, completed the research and prepared the report in June of 2015.  

The basic conclusion of the report is that the Fillmore County Labor Area and Fillmore County would be able to provide a significant number of dedicated and skilled workers to meet the needs of additional employers in the area.  

When completing Business Expansion and Retention surveys in May of 2015 businesses rated their employees very good or excellent in the areas of quality, stability and productivity. 

  2015 Fillmore County Area Labor Study PDF



                                                  2010                    2014                           % Change from 

                          Geneva            2,217                2,141                                            -3.4%
              Fillmore County           5,890                5,661                                            -3.9%
Labor Market Population*        83,177              83,364                                             0.2%​

Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.  Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, Census Redistricting Data, March 2013.

County Age Distribution (2014)

​Age             0-19             20-24             25-44              45-64             65+             85+              Total
Male             637               157                581               1735              283            284               2819
Female         654               129                514                818               323            404               2842
Total:           1291              286               1095              1695              606            688  

Median Age (2014)          State: 36.3 years           County:  47.5

Additonal Information about Economic and Demographic Trends may be found in the 2016 Trend Study  for Fillmore County prepared by the Nebraska Public Power District.