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
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
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.
FILLMORE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
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.