Wilkinson County, Georgia

 

Georgia Area Labor Profile: Wilkinson County









1995 Annual Averages
County Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Wilkinson 4,209 4,209 215 4.9
Baldwin 17,391 16,710 681 3.9
Bleckley 5,607 5,732 235 4.2
Johnson 4,238 3,804 434 10.2
Jones 10,913 10,442 471 4.3
Laurens 21,298 20,107 1,191 5.6
Twiggs 3,974 3,749 225 5.7
Washington 9,365 8,856 509 5.4
Wilkinson Area 77,210 73,249 3,961 5.1
Georgia       4.9
U.S.       5.6

  1990 1990 1995 % Change 2000 % Change
  Census Rank Estimate 1990-95 Projected 1990-2000
Wilkinson County 10,228 113 10,627 4 10,797 5.6
City or Irwinton 641          
City of Gordon 2,468          
Wilkinson Area 158,162   166,817 6 175,325 10.9
Georgia           18.9
U.S.           11.1

INDUSTRY MIX - 1995
  Wilkinson County Wilkinson County Area
Industry # of employment wkly # of employment wkly
  firms # % wage firms # % wage
Agriculture 5 28 0.8 $239 64 380 0.6 $238
Mining 4 242 7.3 $733 21 3,158 5.1 $881
Construction 18 189 5.7 $333 327 2,560 4.1 $381
Manufacturing 25 1,469 44.5 $709 183 15,296 24.5 $448
food and kindred products 0 0 0 $0 11 355 0.6 $276
textiles 0 0 0 $0 13 4,905 7.9 $373
apparel * * * * 12 1,668 2.7 $218
lumber and wood products 17 276 8.4 $419 77 1,325 2.1 $410
furniture and fixtures 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
paper and allied products 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
printing and publishing * * * * 15 193 0.3 $345
chemicals and allied products * * * * 5 94 0.2 $483
rubber and misc. plastic products 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
stone, clay, glass and concrete 3 1,045 31.7 $845 16 1,589 2.5 $778
fabricated metal products * * * * 6 302 0.5 $484
industrial machinery, incl. computer 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
electronic, other electrical equip. 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
transportation equipment * * * * 7 599 1 $635
misc. mfg. industries * * * * * * * *
Transportation and public utilities 18 265 8 $435 180 2,369 3.8 $536
Wholesale trade 8 54 1.6 $629 181 1,264 2 $476
Retail trade 34 264 8 $227 846 10,589 17 $224
Finance, insurance, and real estate 11 58 1.8 $437 226 1,327 2.1 $444
Services 37 542 16.4 $333 991 19,852 31.8 *
hotels, other lodging places 0 0 0 $0 17 328 0.5 $170
personal services * * * * 81 365 0.6 $207
business services * * * * 78 949 1.5 $207
auto repair, services, garages * * * * 86 357 0.6 $289
misc. repair services 0 0 0 $0 24 45 0.1 $256
motion pictures * * * * 10 126 0.2 $110
amusement and recreation services * * * * 30 311 0.5 $197
health services 7 98 3 $318 215 9,939 15.9 $470
legal services * * * * 66 139 0.2 $350
educational services 7 322 9.8 $369 87 6,020 9.7 $372
social services * * * * 74 646 1 $211
museums, botanical, zoological gdns. 0 0 0 $0 * * * *
membership organizations 3 27 0.8 $118 19 101 0.2 $141
engineering and mgmt. Services * * * * 70 292 0.5 $543
private households 4 4 0.1 $193 137 229 0.4 $172
Public Administration 12 190 5.8 $249 137 5,537 8.9 $417
ALL INDUSTRIES 171 3,300 100 $531 3156 62,332 100 $412
ALL INDUSTRIES - GA           $506

Ten Largest Employers
Wilkinson Area
Employer County
Forstmann & Company Baldwin
Rheem Manufacturing Baldwin
State Correctional Institute Baldwin
State Hospital Baldwin
Lithonia Lighting Baldwin
Forstmann & Company Laurens
Mohawk Carpet Corp. Laurens
Veterans Administration Hospital Laurens
ECC International Washington
Englehard Corp Wilkinson
   
Five Largest Employers
Wilkinson County
Employer
Dundee Mills Inc.
Englehard Corp.
Shepherd Brothers Timber
Springhill Services Inc.
Wilco Wood Works Inc.

Employed Residents of
Wilkinson County
County Where % of
Employed Number Total
Wilkinson 2,336 53.2
Baldwin 1,079 24.6
Bibb 425 9.7
Twiggs 123 2.8
Houston 119 2.7
Laurens 105 2.4
Washington 74 1.7
Other 126 2.9
Total Residents 4,387 100
     
Persons Working in
Wilkinson County
County of % of
Residence Number Total
Wilkinson 2,336 62.1
Baldwin 342 9.1
Bibb 249 6.6
Twiggs 205 5.4
Jones 195 5.2
Laurens 140 3.7
Washington 78 2.1
Johnson 56 1.5
Other 162 4.3
Total Residents 3,763 100

Wilkinson Area            
  % of Percent Distribution by Age
  total 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-69
Not high school grad 24.8 18.6 19.1 19 20.5 31.9
High school grad 41.5 45.1 47.1 46.6 41.8 36.5
Some college/Associate deg 20.4 30 21.8 22.7 20.8 16.3
Bachelors deg 8.3 6 10.1 8.3 9.2 8
Grad degree 5.1 0.4 1.9 3.4 7.7 7.3
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100

High School Graduates 1994-1995
  Public Private
  Schools Schools Total
Wilkinson 107 5 112
Baldwin 278 33 311
Bleckley 119 0 119
Johnson 96 0 96
Jones 190 0 190
Laurens 480 17 497
Twiggs 82 13 95
Washington 184 37 221
Wilkinson Area 1,536 105 1,641

Colleges with Technical and Business Programs
Baldwin County
Georgia College and State University
Computer Science, Business Information Systems,
Business Admn., Logistics, Business Economics,
Accounting, Marketing, Office Admn.

Technical Institute Graduates 1994-1995
Wilkinson Area
Program Graduates
Business Technologies  
Accounting 10
Business and Office Tech. 6
Information and Office Tech. 12
Mgmt./Sup. Development 2
Microcomputer Specialist 7
Health Technologies  
Medical Assisting 10
Pharmacy Technology 3
Practical Nursing 22
Industrial Technologies  
Advanced Machine Tool Technology 1
Air Conditioning Technology 11
Aircraft Structural Technology 13
Auto Collision Repair 3
Automotive Technology 3
Electronics Technology 6
Truck Repair Technician 5
Welding and Joining Technology 7
Technical Certificates  
Basic Emergency Medical Technology 20

Occupational Profile
  Wilkinson County Wilkinson County
  Number Percent Number Percent
Employed persons, 16 years and over 4,464 100 67989 100
Executive, administrative, and managerial 268 6 5501 8.09
Professional specialty occupations 368 8.2 7109 10.46
Technical and related support 278 6.2 2970 4.37
Sales 217 4.9 6491 9.55
Administrative support, including clerical 534 12 8765 12.89
Service 736 16.5 9495 13.97
Farming, forestry, and fishing 111 2.5 1903 2.8
Precision production, craft, and repair 805 18 9940 14.62
Machine operators, assmeblers, and inspectors 541 12.1 8813 12.96
Transportation and material moving 256 5.7 3662 5.39
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers 350 7.8 3340 4.91

Sample of Occupational Wages 1994
  Avg Avg    
Wilkinson Area Entry Paid Middle Range
Engineers, mechanical 12.1 14.28 $12.35 - $15.23  
Secretaries, except legal and medical 6.71 8.29 $7.50 - $9.46  
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 6.86 8.19 $6.74 - $9.27  
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 4.52 4.9 $4.25 - $5.10  
Electricians 10.74 11.35 $11.00 - $11.00  

Active Applicants - Georgia Department of Labor
    Prof.     Agr.,          
    Tech. & Clerical   Forestry   Machine   Structural  
  Total Managerial & Sales Services & Fishing Processing Trades Benchwork Work Misc.
Wilkinson 372 24 76 71 5 26 29 53 36 52
Baldwin 2,069 132 435 609 13 55 167 262 182 214
Bleckley 223 20 40 23 6 9 22 43 18 42
Johnson 208 18 33 26 8 7 13 53 30 20
Jones 450 55 90 56 4 28 45 37 74 61
Laurens 1,169 106 281 244 19 29 126 113 127 124
Twiggs 242 17 50 27 4 12 29 19 43 41
Washington 554 40 76 105 3 12 30 89 66 133
Total Area 5,287 412 1,081 1,161 62 178 461 669 576 687

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Wilkinson County, Georgia
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