Tyler: 2014 Labor Market SurveyTyler: 2014 Labor Market Surveyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=42252014-05-13T13:47:00Z2014-05-13T00:00:00Z

TYLER - The Tyler Economic Development Council has completed the ninth edition of the Tyler Labor Market Survey. The Tyler Labor Market Survey was conducted during October 2013–March 2014

The survey found a labor market population of 230,722 workers within a 30-mile radius of Tyler and between the ages of 18 and 64.

Official unemployment is 6.2 percent, and hidden unemployment is 5.2 percent. A majority of the employed labor market, 82.9 percent, are employed full time. Of those part-time workers, 42 percent stated they would like to work full time.

Smith County employees traveled an average of 21.9 minutes one-way to work. Employees from adjacent counties spent more travel time commuting with an average of 20.5 to 34.3 minutes.

The median age of Smith County employees is 41.2 years, who earn an average salary of $38,150.

Major Occupations of Employed Labor Market
Occupational Classification Employment Percent
Office and Administration Support 44,440 15.1%
Sales and Related 30,310 10.3%
Food Preparation and Serving 23,950 8.2%
Production 24,660 8.4%
Transportation and Material Moving 23,340 8.0%
Construction and Extraction 22,730 7.7%
Total 293,720 100%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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