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Labor and Employment

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As one of the Colorado’s largest geographic counties, Yuma County has a strong pool of workers to draw from within its own boundary’s as well as from surrounding communities. Our workers have a diverse range of skills, ranging from agriculture, manufacturing and retail, to healthcare, sales, education and technology.

 

Labor Statistics

 

 

Employment

 

 

Yuma County
2012
2013
2014
 
         
Labor Force 6,497 5910 8094  
Unemployment 258 189 131  
Unemployment Rate 4.00% 3.20% 1.60%  
         
Source: U S Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

 

Employers
Company
Products / Services
Employees
Murphy Brown of Yuma Swine Production 192
Yuma Schools Education 155
Yuma District Hospital Health Care 136
Yuma County Government 115
Hillcrest Elder Care Health Care 112
Wray Schools Education 104
Wray Community Hospital Health Care 100
Pro-Health LLC Potato Production 84
Five Rivers Cattle Feeding 78
CHS Ag Products 56

 

 

 

 

Employment By Industry

 

 

Industry
Number
Employees
 
         
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining 53 775    
Construction 36 175    
 Public Administration 18 338    
Wholesale trade 30 261    
Retail trade 54 430    
 Wholesale Trade 30 261    
 Mining 16 252    
Finance, insurance, and real estate 26 176    
 Health Care & Social Assistance 20 535    
Educational services 6 367    
         
Source: 2013 Labor Market Info, CO Dept. of Labor        
         
 
 

 

 

 

 

Average Annual Wages

 

 

NAICS code
Industry Description
Avg Annual Wage
     
11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting $35,865
21 Mining $70,965
22 Utilities $43,485
23 Construction $30,485
31-33 Manufacturing $36,645
42 Wholesale Trade $46,143
44-45 Retail Trade $23,316
48-49 Transportation $37,904
51 Information $46,505
52 Finance & Insurance $47,295
53 Real Estate, Rental & Leasing $63,808
54 Professional & Technical Services $28,924
56 Administrative Support & Waste Management $19,629
61 Accommodation & Food Services $10,623
62 Health Care Assistance $26,148
71 Arts & Recreation $16,484
72 Accommodation & Food Services $12,376
81 Other Services $30,814
     
     
Source: Colorado Labor Market Information, Dept of Labor & Employment, 2013

 

 

 

 

Income

 

 

Median Household Income   2013
 
   
Yuma County $44,308
State of Colorado $58,433
United States $53,046
   

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau