Strategically located in the Chicago metropolitan region, Kankakee County, IL, has a total labor force of more than 840,000 within a 30-minute drive radius, more than 2.8 million within a 45-minute drive radius.

As of June 2022, Kankakee County’s Civilian Labor Force numbered 53,057, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Learn more.

Visit our Workforce Readiness page to learn more about local programs and successes.

CLICK HERE to download the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board’s 2021 industrial wage survey, outlining median and average hourly earnings for manufacturing and TWDL sector occupational categories.

Wage Data – Kankakee County – May 2023