Illinois Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Cook County Illinois, 135,818
County with the Most Employees: Cook County Illinois, 2,281,743
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Lake County Illinois, $1,436
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Pulaski County Illinois, 8.7%



Adams County Illinois

Total Businesses1,6520.5% of state total
Total Employment28,9670.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78567.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade26015.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,72019.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places855.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,2297.7% of county employees



Alexander County Illinois

Total Businesses790.0% of state total
Total Employment9060.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69059.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1215.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14616.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places67.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places869.5% of county employees



Bond County Illinois

Total Businesses2760.1% of state total
Total Employment3,7570.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74764.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3713.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing86523.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places165.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2316.1% of county employees



Boone County Illinois

Total Businesses7900.2% of state total
Total Employment14,2330.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$92479.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction11114.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,92748.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places465.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8776.2% of county employees



Brown County Illinois

Total Businesses960.0% of state total
Total Employment3,4360.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86074.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services1818.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction1935.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Automotive mechanical and electrical repair55.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Insurance agencies and brokerages120.3% of county employees



Bureau County Illinois

Total Businesses6710.2% of state total
Total Employment9,7600.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76165.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8412.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing2,12521.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places334.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4634.7% of county employees



Calhoun County Illinois

Total Businesses820.0% of state total
Total Employment5320.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$46840.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services1720.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade8816.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1012.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places10319.4% of county employees



Carroll County Illinois

Total Businesses3570.1% of state total
Total Employment3,1360.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67558.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5114.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing64220.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places246.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2387.6% of county employees



Cass County Illinois

Total Businesses2450.1% of state total
Total Employment4,7030.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69359.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3915.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4649.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places187.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1202.6% of county employees



Champaign County Illinois

Total Businesses3,8421.1% of state total
Total Employment65,0351.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81870.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade56614.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,68019.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3418.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,53411.6% of county employees



Christian County Illinois

Total Businesses6300.2% of state total
Total Employment8,1860.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70260.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9815.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,88823.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places314.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5957.3% of county employees



Clark County Illinois

Total Businesses2800.1% of state total
Total Employment3,8340.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71761.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4315.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,35335.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2810.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers832.2% of county employees



Clay County Illinois

Total Businesses3420.1% of state total
Total Employment4,4050.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68859.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5315.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,83341.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places257.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Motor vehicle electric equipment mfg.1,50734.2% of county employees



Clinton County Illinois

Total Businesses8020.2% of state total
Total Employment9,6000.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65956.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13817.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,75418.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places526.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places96110.0% of county employees



Coles County Illinois

Total Businesses1,0270.3% of state total
Total Employment20,3330.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69860.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14414.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,46722.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places787.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5397.6% of county employees



Cook County Illinois

Total Businesses135,81837.8% of state total
Total Employment2,281,74343.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,249107.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services21,42815.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare352,33415.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9,3606.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places176,9787.8% of county employees



Crawford County Illinois

Total Businesses3640.1% of state total
Total Employment5,4820.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$96683.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6116.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,81833.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places226.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3806.9% of county employees



Cumberland County Illinois

Total Businesses1730.0% of state total
Total Employment2,3590.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61552.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2413.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing66128.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places95.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers682.9% of county employees



DeKalb County Illinois

Total Businesses1,9330.5% of state total
Total Employment28,2720.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77566.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction24712.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,98917.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1447.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,7789.8% of county employees



DeWitt County Illinois

Total Businesses3440.1% of state total
Total Employment4,1780.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,05891.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5616.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade67216.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places277.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3297.9% of county employees



Douglas County Illinois

Total Businesses5410.2% of state total
Total Employment6,5160.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74864.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9818.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,60840.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places315.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5818.9% of county employees



DuPage County Illinois

Total Businesses33,9349.4% of state total
Total Employment570,13411.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,218104.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services5,56716.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare71,25612.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,6895.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places38,2026.7% of county employees



Edgar County Illinois

Total Businesses3210.1% of state total
Total Employment6,0740.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76165.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4413.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,52241.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places288.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2994.9% of county employees



Edwards County Illinois

Total Businesses1330.0% of state total
Total Employment2,0420.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76866.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2317.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1698.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Automotive mechanical and electrical repair64.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Veterinary services150.7% of county employees



Effingham County Illinois

Total Businesses1,1170.3% of state total
Total Employment19,8410.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73463.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade17015.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,01020.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places676.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,8419.3% of county employees



Fayette County Illinois

Total Businesses4250.1% of state total
Total Employment4,0210.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57849.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6014.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services67816.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places327.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places59314.7% of county employees



Ford County Illinois

Total Businesses3120.1% of state total
Total Employment3,7580.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80168.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4213.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing61416.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places216.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2877.6% of county employees



Franklin County Illinois

Total Businesses6540.2% of state total
Total Employment6,5010.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61352.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10816.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,44922.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places639.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places84513.0% of county employees



Fulton County Illinois

Total Businesses5650.2% of state total
Total Employment6,1240.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62053.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9216.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,76728.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places478.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4807.8% of county employees



Gallatin County Illinois

Total Businesses1040.0% of state total
Total Employment9960.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$99885.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1413.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction28028.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Corn farming65.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Corn farming555.5% of county employees



Greene County Illinois

Total Businesses1880.1% of state total
Total Employment1,6580.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59751.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3418.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade37922.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places179.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places18811.3% of county employees



Grundy County Illinois

Total Businesses1,1010.3% of state total
Total Employment16,3950.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,11596.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction15414.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade3,26019.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places787.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,4248.7% of county employees



Hamilton County Illinois

Total Businesses1790.0% of state total
Total Employment1,5230.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87775.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2815.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare19012.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places84.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1298.5% of county employees



Hancock County Illinois

Total Businesses3370.1% of state total
Total Employment3,0210.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68859.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5616.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade43214.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places195.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1806.0% of county employees



Hardin County Illinois

Total Businesses510.0% of state total
Total Employment5020.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62754.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade917.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare23546.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Commercial banking47.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores265.2% of county employees



Henderson County Illinois

Total Businesses990.0% of state total
Total Employment7080.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57149.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade1414.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade14620.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages77.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers9713.7% of county employees



Henry County Illinois

Total Businesses9410.3% of state total
Total Employment10,2950.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73963.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14014.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,79417.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places586.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8378.1% of county employees



Iroquois County Illinois

Total Businesses6480.2% of state total
Total Employment6,4320.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65055.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction10015.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,16718.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction335.1% of county businesses
Most Employees General merchandise stores including warehouse clubs and supercenters4927.6% of county employees



Jackson County Illinois

Total Businesses1,1360.3% of state total
Total Employment16,6620.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72062.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19817.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,88123.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places968.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,16713.0% of county employees



Jasper County Illinois

Total Businesses2060.1% of state total
Total Employment1,4690.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77266.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services3115.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade20714.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households115.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1016.9% of county employees



Jefferson County Illinois

Total Businesses8120.2% of state total
Total Employment17,6550.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80068.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14017.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,03722.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places526.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5829.0% of county employees



Jersey County Illinois

Total Businesses3720.1% of state total
Total Employment3,9040.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58550.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6016.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade79720.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places359.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places49112.6% of county employees



Jo Daviess County Illinois

Total Businesses6770.2% of state total
Total Employment6,0990.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64855.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10114.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,41523.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places497.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels68711.3% of county employees



Johnson County Illinois

Total Businesses1460.0% of state total
Total Employment1,1060.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57049.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2416.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade19117.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places96.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of dentists90.8% of county employees



Kane County Illinois

Total Businesses12,2663.4% of state total
Total Employment179,6033.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91678.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,63713.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing31,75217.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7265.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Temporary help services14,1767.9% of county employees



Kankakee County Illinois

Total Businesses2,1470.6% of state total
Total Employment38,4740.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78267.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33415.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,02220.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1396.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,0157.8% of county employees



Kendall County Illinois

Total Businesses2,0390.6% of state total
Total Employment22,4230.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74464.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction32716.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,64320.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1406.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,22214.4% of county employees



Knox County Illinois

Total Businesses9470.3% of state total
Total Employment15,0390.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63454.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15115.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,63617.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places838.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,82112.1% of county employees



Lake County Illinois

Total Businesses19,6815.5% of state total
Total Employment295,1885.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,436123.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services3,09215.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing51,08617.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,1445.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places21,2037.2% of county employees



LaSalle County Illinois

Total Businesses2,3870.7% of state total
Total Employment36,2700.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84973.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade36415.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,35217.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1948.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,2889.1% of county employees



Lawrence County Illinois

Total Businesses2260.1% of state total
Total Employment3,5200.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74163.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3214.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare64718.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places135.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2216.3% of county employees



Lee County Illinois

Total Businesses6320.2% of state total
Total Employment10,4640.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81670.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9314.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,21730.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places375.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5765.5% of county employees



Livingston County Illinois

Total Businesses7810.2% of state total
Total Employment10,9790.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83671.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11214.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,25320.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places486.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7586.9% of county employees



Logan County Illinois

Total Businesses5030.1% of state total
Total Employment7,2780.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74764.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6713.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,38919.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places316.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places73110.0% of county employees



Macon County Illinois

Total Businesses2,0880.6% of state total
Total Employment44,2050.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$97083.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33916.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing10,59024.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1527.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,6128.2% of county employees



Macoupin County Illinois

Total Businesses7870.2% of state total
Total Employment8,2090.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67658.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11614.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,42217.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places476.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6257.6% of county employees



Madison County Illinois

Total Businesses5,2321.5% of state total
Total Employment84,4681.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80269.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade70213.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,73515.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3767.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,07510.7% of county employees



Marion County Illinois

Total Businesses7660.2% of state total
Total Employment10,8800.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71461.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11114.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,79425.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places526.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8577.9% of county employees



Marshall County Illinois

Total Businesses2240.1% of state total
Total Employment2,4620.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71261.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3314.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing88936.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places167.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing28811.7% of county employees



Mason County Illinois

Total Businesses2700.1% of state total
Total Employment2,0780.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61953.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4215.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade40119.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places176.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places26112.6% of county employees



Massac County Illinois

Total Businesses1830.1% of state total
Total Employment2,1810.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83872.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3116.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare36916.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places179.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores281.3% of county employees



McDonough County Illinois

Total Businesses5460.2% of state total
Total Employment7,0380.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61252.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8415.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,44320.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places529.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places92113.1% of county employees



McHenry County Illinois

Total Businesses7,6042.1% of state total
Total Employment83,4581.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85673.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1,09514.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14,47117.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4185.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,9269.5% of county employees



McLean County Illinois

Total Businesses3,2450.9% of state total
Total Employment71,5431.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,00186.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade44313.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Finance and insurance18,81326.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2547.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,75112.2% of county employees



Menard County Illinois

Total Businesses1900.1% of state total
Total Employment1,1060.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61452.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3618.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade23921.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places126.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places948.5% of county employees



Mercer County Illinois

Total Businesses2440.1% of state total
Total Employment2,3160.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63254.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3614.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing42718.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places177.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1576.8% of county employees



Monroe County Illinois

Total Businesses7110.2% of state total
Total Employment7,2450.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67458.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction11416.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,34518.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places486.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,14315.8% of county employees



Montgomery County Illinois

Total Businesses6190.2% of state total
Total Employment7,1240.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68859.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9715.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,59722.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places426.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places79911.2% of county employees



Morgan County Illinois

Total Businesses7100.2% of state total
Total Employment11,6370.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75965.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12417.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,15518.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places466.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,0939.4% of county employees



Moultrie County Illinois

Total Businesses3090.1% of state total
Total Employment4,4050.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75665.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5116.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,04846.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places154.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3848.7% of county employees



Ogle County Illinois

Total Businesses9480.3% of state total
Total Employment13,1040.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91078.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12112.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,12823.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places727.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9607.3% of county employees



Peoria County Illinois

Total Businesses3,9851.1% of state total
Total Employment92,7071.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,06191.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade59615.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare22,05223.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3017.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,1376.6% of county employees



Perry County Illinois

Total Businesses3280.1% of state total
Total Employment3,2860.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63955.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services5015.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade57517.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places206.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3099.4% of county employees



Piatt County Illinois

Total Businesses3150.1% of state total
Total Employment2,5520.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66457.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4012.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services50919.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places206.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places46218.1% of county employees



Pike County Illinois

Total Businesses3650.1% of state total
Total Employment3,1260.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70160.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4813.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare66421.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places184.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2237.1% of county employees



Pope County Illinois

Total Businesses420.0% of state total
Total Employment3790.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$49942.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction511.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services7720.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Automotive parts and accessories stores24.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Aquaculture00.0% of county employees



Pulaski County Illinois

Total Businesses810.0% of state total
Total Employment1,1070.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,194102.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1417.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade11110.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Automotive mechanical and electrical repair67.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places322.9% of county employees



Putnam County Illinois

Total Businesses1310.0% of state total
Total Employment1,5360.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$90978.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2418.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing41927.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places118.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places442.9% of county employees



Randolph County Illinois

Total Businesses5570.2% of state total
Total Employment8,9650.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70360.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8415.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,71630.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places437.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6587.3% of county employees



Richland County Illinois

Total Businesses3910.1% of state total
Total Employment5,2400.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68258.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5614.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing1,23523.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places225.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3887.4% of county employees



Rock Island County Illinois

Total Businesses2,8210.8% of state total
Total Employment61,8381.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,07392.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade39914.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing9,41715.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2217.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,3297.0% of county employees



Saline County Illinois

Total Businesses4680.1% of state total
Total Employment6,1700.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74163.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8117.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,49124.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places347.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5909.6% of county employees



Sangamon County Illinois

Total Businesses4,4961.3% of state total
Total Employment79,9121.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85773.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade66014.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare19,11723.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3297.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,7519.7% of county employees



Schuyler County Illinois

Total Businesses1310.0% of state total
Total Employment1,0080.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77666.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services1914.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade17217.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places75.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1009.9% of county employees



Scott County Illinois

Total Businesses690.0% of state total
Total Employment7030.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75965.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction913.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services7911.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages57.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places699.8% of county employees



Shelby County Illinois

Total Businesses3750.1% of state total
Total Employment4,0360.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62253.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5614.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing90522.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places205.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4019.9% of county employees



St. Clair County Illinois

Total Businesses4,8291.3% of state total
Total Employment76,4531.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76365.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade76615.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare15,12119.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3487.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,59611.2% of county employees



Stark County Illinois

Total Businesses1080.0% of state total
Total Employment1,0420.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76565.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1715.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing23622.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local65.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Corn farming232.2% of county employees



Stephenson County Illinois

Total Businesses9670.3% of state total
Total Employment14,7980.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84873.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13614.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,26022.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places606.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9186.2% of county employees



Tazewell County Illinois

Total Businesses2,5050.7% of state total
Total Employment43,1040.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$98584.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33913.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing8,32219.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2178.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,91211.4% of county employees



Union County Illinois

Total Businesses3080.1% of state total
Total Employment3,3890.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58650.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5216.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade65419.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places268.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2928.6% of county employees



Vermilion County Illinois

Total Businesses1,2550.3% of state total
Total Employment21,3970.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78667.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade22417.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,85822.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places937.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,8298.5% of county employees



Wabash County Illinois

Total Businesses2570.1% of state total
Total Employment2,2260.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65256.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade33515.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places187.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places30113.5% of county employees



Warren County Illinois

Total Businesses3300.1% of state total
Total Employment5,5410.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70260.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4714.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,98935.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places226.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4688.4% of county employees



Washington County Illinois

Total Businesses3490.1% of state total
Total Employment5,4920.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$94681.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5214.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade71713.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places174.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3005.5% of county employees



Wayne County Illinois

Total Businesses3390.1% of state total
Total Employment2,8110.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63454.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4914.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade48417.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places236.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places33111.8% of county employees



White County Illinois

Total Businesses3260.1% of state total
Total Employment3,4740.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69259.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5918.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade61817.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining216.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining2587.4% of county employees



Whiteside County Illinois

Total Businesses1,1150.3% of state total
Total Employment16,1480.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68158.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade17215.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,40321.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places807.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5039.3% of county employees



Will County Illinois

Total Businesses14,2214.0% of state total
Total Employment208,7684.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89476.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1,84613.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade31,05914.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places8455.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places18,7029.0% of county employees



Williamson County Illinois

Total Businesses1,3330.4% of state total
Total Employment23,2930.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70961.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21616.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,96721.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places916.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,36410.1% of county employees



Winnebago County Illinois

Total Businesses5,8521.6% of state total
Total Employment113,1612.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89076.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade81714.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing23,37720.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4137.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,7818.6% of county employees



Woodford County Illinois

Total Businesses6970.2% of state total
Total Employment8,3340.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79168.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction14520.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,66219.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places426.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8079.7% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.