Workforce Profile

A complete Workforce Profile compiled by the State Department of Workforce Development can be found at

Rusk County offers a strong workforce. Wages in Rusk County are relatively low when compared to the rest of the state: Rusk County’s annual average wage was about $57,903 in 2019, equaling about 71% of the statewide average. Only 21.2% of Rusk County’s resident workforce commutes to jobs outside the county.

Looking at residents 25 years and older, those with less than high school make up 14.8 percent of this group. Those with high school graduation or equivalent make up 44.9 percent. People with some college or an associates degree make up 25.5 percent and those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 14.8 percent.

Not easily measured is the quality of Rusk County’s workforce. Hardworking, experienced, dedicated and dependable are a few of the words that describe the workers of Rusk County.

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