Forest City employment information

IndexForest CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$18,765$31,502$29,829
Median household income$37,500$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,500$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,278$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$9,135$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.2%14.0%15.1%
The Forest City, IL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Forest City is $18,765, which is 40% lower than than the Illinois average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $37,500, which is 37% lower than than the Illinois average and 32% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Forest City is 6%, which is 19% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Forest City is 10% which is 32% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$24,997$37,500$75,000
City
$39,460$59,196$118,392
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

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  • The income per capita in Forest City is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Forest City is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Forest City is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Forest City is 32% lower than the national average.

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Forest City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%1.9%
Manufacturing sector35.7%1.9%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services2.4%31.5%
Public administration16.7%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities21.4%1.9%
Education, health & social services7.1%11.1%
Other9.5%40.7%

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Forest City, IL225$37,50032%

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Clarksville, PA225$59,0007%
Whiting, KS225$36,25034%
Haviland, OH225$30,93844%
Schneider, IN225$50,4179%
Downieville, CA225$43,12522%
Forest City, IL225$37,50032%
Source: The Forest City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).