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Workforce...Our Greatest Asset

St. Charles benefits from a regional labor pool of nearly 1.4 Million educated and trainable workers.  With a mean commuting time of just 21 minutes, St. Charles offers a reachable workforce within a 30 mile radius.

The region’s diverse economic base and number of educational institutions creates a growing supply of employees with valuable skills.  In July 2014, the labor force for the region was:

(source: Missouri Dept. of Economic Development)


Area
 
Labor Force  Employment   Unemployment  Rate
St. Charles City 37,184 34,970 2,214  6.0% 
St. Charles County 204,579 192,825 11,754 5.7%
St. Louis MO/IL Statistical Area  1,447,193 1,344,660 102,533 7.1%


St. Charles boasts the third largest economy in the state.  Since 1980, it has been the fastest growing county in the state.  This table indicates the increase in labor force from 2003 to 2013.