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1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Suite 5
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 217-0004
dawsonareadirector@gmail.com

A Workforce Dedicated to Keeping Your Business Goals Within Reach

As the population of Dawson County continues to grow, businesses have an opportunity to relocate or expand their product or service offerings. Our skilled workforce is committed to doing what it takes to take care of business in Dawson County. Get familiar with the local economy and current job opportunities.

2019 Workforce Snapshot
2014 Snapshot Dawson County 30 miles 50 miles
Population 23,595 44,637 112,648
Households 8,965 17,255 45,256
Average Household Size 2.6 2.5 2.4
Per Capita Income $25,956 $25,137 $25,316
2019 Labor Force
2014 Labor Force (age 16+) Dawson County 30 miles 50 miles
Labor Force 13,056 23,425 59,231
Unemployed 389 810 2,024
In Armed Forces 0 4 19
2019 Projected Labor Force Status
2019 Projected Labor Force Status (age 16+) Dawson County 30 miles 50 miles
Labor Force 13,306 24,367 61,070
Unemployed 599 840 2,088
In Armed Forces 0 5 20
Not In Labor Force 5,577 10,599 26,652

Source: Data provided by Spatial Insights, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey

Labor Profile

Our labor force within a 50-mile radius currently totals more than 59,000, Our expanding industry, specifically in health care, manufacturing and agriculture, is expected to grow throughout the next several years.

Unemployment

Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Data in Lexington, Neb., Micropolitan Statistical Area

Time Period (annual averages) Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate (%)
2019 13,056 12,667 389 3.0
2018 12,934 12,562 372 2.9
2017 12,917 12,549 368 2.8
2016 12,949 12,566 383 3.0
2015 13,055 12,641 414 3.2
2014 13,316 12,854 462 3.5
Potential Candidates

We’re always looking to add to our growing workforce. In fact, the number of potential candidates in the workforce system actively looking for work in the Dawson County area in January of 2015 was 15,689. Come grow your business in Dawson County.

The table demonstrates the occupations with the highest number of potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work in Dawson County, NE on March 2021.

Rank Occupation Potential Candidates
1 Customer Service Representatives 2,085
2 Cashiers 1,502
3 Construction Laborers 1,028
4 Helpers-Production Workers 857
5 Office Clerks, General 614
6 Retail Salespersons 597
7 Childcare Workers 565
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 553
9 Production Workers, All Other 538
10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 528

 

This table showcases the education levels of potential candidates in Lexington, Neb., Micropolitan Statistical Area, Nebraska, March 2021. 

Rank Minimum Education Level Potential Candidates Percentage
1 No Minimum Education Requirement 0 N/A
2 Less than High School 2,056 6.56%
3 High School Diploma or Equivalent 13,795 44.02%
4 Vocational School Certificate 1,144 3.65%
5 Associate Degree 2,564 8.18%
6 Bachelor's Degree 4,436 14.16%
7 Master's Degree 1,157 3.69%
8 Doctorate Degree 160 .51%
9 Specialized Degree (e.g., MD, DDS) 77 .25%

Candidate Source: Individuals with active resumes in the workforce system. 

Wage Statistics

The table below shows estimated average wage information for the Lexington, Neb., Micropolitan Statistical Area, Nebraska, for the 1st quarter, 2014.

Area Name Total Average Employment *Average Hourly Wage Average Weekly Wage *Average Annual Wage
Lexington, Neb., Micropolitan Statistical Area, Nebraska 11,435 $14.23 $569 $29,588
Nebraska 897,490 $19.13 $765 $39,780

*Assumes a 40-hour week worked year-round.
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

The table below shows the desired wages of potential candidates in the Lexington, Neb., Micropolitan Statistical Area, Nebraska.

Rank Desired Salary Potential Candidates Percent
1 Not Specified 6,146 19.29%
2 5,000 - 19,999 2,524 7.92%
3 20,000 - 34,999 11,383 35.74%
4 35,000 - 49,999 6,791 21.32%
5 50,000 - 64,999 2,552 8.01%
6 65,000 - 79,999 1,106 3.47%
7 80,000 - 94,999 556 1.75%
8 95,000 - or more 796 2.50%

Candidate Source: Individuals with active resumes in the workforce system