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Elgin Top in Kane County Jobs

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March 06, 2017
The Illinois Department of Employment Security publishes monthly information on the number of private sector employees working and covered by unemployment insurance by county. What these numbers show is that Elgin once again leads all cities in Kane County in yet another category - private sector employment. Manufacturing, wholesale, administrative support, and health care represent the top four industry categories where more than half of the people in Elgin Are employed
 
Industry Aurora Batavia Dundee
(E & W)
Elgin Geneva St. Charles Kane County
All 36,497 14,480 6,356 42,625 13,198 20,414 171,882
Manufacturing 3,734 3,212 1,629 6,775 1,839 5,670 31,318
Retail 4,035 1,566 809 2,664 2,581 2,852 21,158
Health Care 8,660 779 214 5,934 2,611 2,203 22,806
Administration 6,763 538 492 6,627 271 1,076 17,391
Accommodations 2,645 1,169 926 2,817 1,889 2,221 15,576
Wholesale Trade 2,027 1,454 350 4,422 906 1,283 13,258
Finance & Insurance 960 130 337 3,816 423 649 7,020

Within the manufacturing sector, most people in Elgin are employed in fabricated metal products, plastics, and machinery. These are areas the EDG has focused on for years-trying to retain existing businesses while also attracting new businesses. These advanced manufacturers pay a living wage averaging a salary of around $77,000 per year. We are delighted to present facts that show Elgin leads all cities in Kane County in providing quality jobs to its residents.