Elgin Top in Kane County Jobs

  • March 6, 2017
  • Terry Gajewski

The Illinois Department of Employment Security publishes monthly information on the number of private sector employees working and covered by unemployment insurance by county. What these numbers show is that Elgin once again leads all cities in Kane County in yet another category - private sector employment. Manufacturing, wholesale, administrative support, and health care represent the top four industry categories where more than half of the people in Elgin Are employed.

Industry
Aurora
Batavia
Dundee
Elgin
Geneva
St. Charles
Kane County
All
36,497
14,480
6,356
42,625
13,198
20,414
171,882
Manufacturing
3,734
3,212
1,629
6,775
1,839
5,670
31,318
Retail
4,035
1,566
809
2,664
2,581
2,852
21,158
Health Care
8,660
779
214
5,934
2,611
2,203
22,806
Administration
6,763
538
492
6,627
271
1,076
17,391
Accommodations
2,645
1,169
926
2,817
1,889
2,221
15,576
Wholesale Trade
2,027
1,454
350
4,422
906
1,283
13,258
Finance & Insurance
960
130
337
3,816
423
649
7,020

Within the manufacturing sector, most people in Elgin are employed in fabricated metal products, plastics, and machinery. These are areas the EDG has focused on for years trying to retain existing businesses while also attracting new businesses. These advanced manufacturers pay a living wage averaging a salary of around $77,000 per year. We are delighted to present facts that show Elgin leads all cities in Kane County in providing quality jobs to its residents.