Workforce

Workforce

Area Area Type Latest Month Year Ago
    December December  
    2011 2010
    Labor Force   Unemployment Rate Labor Force Unemployment Rate  
Howard County

13,911

  844 6.1 14,059 936 6.7
Big Spring City 9,565   654 6.8 9,658 709 7.3

 

Wage Data


Wage Data
March 2011
Production Classifications Occupational Title Entry Level Wage ($/HR)
  Low High
Civil Engineers 26.75

46.43

Mechanical Engineers 27.99 45.62
Construction Laborers 9.89 14.65
Operating Engineers and other Construction Equipment 12.90 21.47
Electricians 14.45 24.90
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 12.35 19.71
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialist 13.17 24.99
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 15.09 22.82
HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installer 11.98 20.88
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 14.72 22.50
Helper-Installation, Maintenance 8.41 15.38
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production 16.68 34.76
Machinists 12.89 21.79
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Braziers 12.99 23.30
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor Trailer 12.65 22.57
Laborers and Frieght, Stock and Material Movers 8.09 12.61
General and Operations Manager 21.23 66.14

 

Wage Data
Office, Clerical and Technical Classification
Classification Occupational Title Entry Level Wage ($/HR)
  LOW HIGH
Accountant/Auditor 17.28 40.49
Computer Support Specialists 14.14

30.48