Labor Force

Labor Force

The Yuma labor force market is ripe with talented individuals encompassing multiple industries. The growth of our labor force growth has traditionally outpaced our industry growth which has created a surplus of skilled workers within the manufacturing, food technology and aviation sectors.

Top Ten Employers for Yuma County

Metropolitan Area Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing Construction Manufacturing Transportation and Communication Retail Trade Finance, Insurance  and Real Estate Services Public Administration
Yuma 3.08% 5.73% 4.27% 4.51% 24.31% 4.49% 40.97% 7.78%
Source:  Applied Geographic Solutions, 2014

2014

2013

Metropolitan
Area
Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
Yuma 86,496 64,717 25.2% 90,358 65,371 27.7%
Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, 2015.
Metropolitan Area Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing Construction Manufacturing Transportation and Communication Retail Trade Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Services Public Administration
Yuma 1,886 3,506 2,610 2,758 14,870 2,748 25,058 4,759
Source:  Applied Geographic Solutions, 2014