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Community Profile

Economic Indicators

Economic indicators provide a snapshot of significant economic trends. The Economic Development Division consistently tracks more than a dozen of these economic indicators to assist in strategic planning efforts. Many of the indicators have been highlighted in this section and will be updated on a regular basis to provide an accurate account of the County’s on-going economic conditions. Note that some data will lag due to release date.

Lake County Population Growth

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 298,265 299,677 303,317 309,736 316,569
Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR)

Lake County Unemployment Rate

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 9.2% 7.6% 6.8% 5.5% 4.7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics. (August datapoints)

Lake County Employment & Labor Force

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Employment 121,282 124,652 128,403 131,739 135,717
Labor Force 133,866 135,342 137,607 139,781 142,570
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics. (August datapoints; 12-month moving average)

Lake County Job Growth

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 79,086 81,576 83,577 86,538 90,441
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. (March datapoints; 12-month moving average)

Lake County Wage Growth

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total $32,786 $32,838 $33,553 $34,294 $35,561
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. (March datapoints; 12-month moving average)