WORKFORCE

Our people are the Advantage.

Highly educated and skilled across industries, the workforce of DuPage is primed for your business.

 

Our workforce has the deepest education in Illinois, and major employers are taking notice. Fortune 500 companies—including Navistar and Dover Corporation, among others—are fueled by the talents and competitive spirit of our people, with more companies choosing DuPage every day.

 

Driven by a collective will to push the boundaries, powered by a higher standard of education, fostered in a community built to prosper: our people are different on purpose.

 

 

 EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 

 

POPULATION 25 YEARS +

 %

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 19%
SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 20%
ASSOCIATES DEGREE 7%
BACHELOR'S DEGREE 28%
GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 18%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR HIGHER 92%
BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR HIGHER 46%

Source: EMSI, March 2016 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT DATA 

   2016
NUMBER OF JOBS 741,609
LABOR FORCE 544,363
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5%
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $79,016
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES 39,502

Source: EMSI, March 2016 & IDES February 2016

 

DUPAGE’S MOST-IN-DEMAND JOBS

 

  • Computer & Mathematical
  • Management
  • Office & Administrative Support
  • Sales
  • Business & Financial Operations
  • Healthcare Practitioners
  • Transportation
  • Education, Training, Library
  • Food Preparation & Serving
  • Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, Media

Source: IDES, Region 4, Help Wanted Online Monthly Snapshot, January 2016