Yalobusha County Economic Development District

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Workforce Data

Labor force statistics, projections, wages, commute times, and labor availability in Yalobusha County, Mississippi

Wages

Average annual salary is $27,207 (U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2006). Download the Excel file of Employment and Average Salary by Major Industry in Yalobusha County. Read the 2008 Mississippi Manufacturers Wage Study for the NMIDA territory (most of North and East Mississippi) (PDF, 1.63MB)

Labor Availability

With a population of 13,354, Yalobusha County has a total available labor force of 5,688. The employment rate is 92.16%, with 7.84% of the labor pool currently unemployed. View the Demographics profile for Yalobusha County (PDF, 253KB) or download the demographics data in Excel format.

Job Training

Workforce training is available at the WIN Job Center at Northwest Community College in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi. Career resources, job search assistance, information, and other services are provided to individuals as well as job training and retraining. Learn more about other workforce development and industry support offered by Mississippi universities and colleges.

Commute Travel Time

Average commute time is approximately 25 minutes.

Commuting time Percent of population
Under 15 minutes 48.5%
15–29 minutes 23.5%
Over 30 minutes 28%
Data Source: Claritas, Inc.

Major Employers

View a listing of existing businesses and industry in Yalobusha County. View a listing of employment by industry in PDF or download this data in XLS format.

Education

68.95% of the population in Yalobusha County has attained a high school diploma or higher (2008). In Yalobusha County, 68.95% of the population has attained a high school diploma or higher; 9.59% has a bachelor’s degree or higher (2008). View more detailed workforce educational attainment data (PDF, 253KB).

Educational Attainment Graph for Yalobusha County, MS

Yalobusha County has a high-quality school system; view information about Yalobusha County schools and local universities.

LABOR FORCE — YALOBUSHA MS

Demographics icon Yalobusha County has 354 business establishments employing 2,489 workers. Median household income in Yalobusha County is $31,902.

Read the full Yalobusha County Labor Force Report (PDF, 257KB) or download the data in Excel format.


EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Education icon In Yalobusha County, 68.95% of the population has attained a high school diploma or higher; 9.59% has a bachelor’s degree or higher (2008). View more detailed educational attainment data.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Holmes Community College

  • 2 advanced manufacturing centers
  • Grenada and Ridgeland

Northwest Community College
Many services for business and industry, including:

  • Job task analysis
  • Training needs assessment
  • Workplace basic skills
  • Advanced skills training

Read more about workforce development incentives on the Taxes and Incentives page.