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Workforce

 Chickasha, Oklahoma

·         The average beginning manufacturing salary in Chickasha is $13.24 per hour
·         The average manufacturing salary is $16.13 per hour
·         The average experienced manufacturing salary is $17.77 per hour
·          15,700 people currently leave the county to work
·         There are 10,040 employees within 15 minutes of Chickasha
·         33,184 employees within 30 minutes
·          514,323 employees within 45 minutes
·         The estimated employment within Chickasha LLMA is currently 27,900 with an unemployment rate of 5%
·         There are currently 2370 manufacturing employees within this area
 
 
Underemployment

Although our unemployment is low, that number does not tell the real story.  Our workforce is underemployed and many have to leave the community and county to work.  A company that pays $15.00 per hour or more will have a pipeline of skilled employees willing to drive up to 40 minutes to work, and will have no problem attracting quality, skilled labor. 

·         Chickasha LLMA average wages in manufacturing range from $4-6 per hour below state average
·         Wages for manufacturing $8-10 per hour below the National average.
·         Total Averages wages across all occupations are $16,000 per year lower in Chickasha than the National Average. 
·         Many people are in positions that don’t utilize their skills, certifications or degrees due to the current job market.
·         Employers in Chickasha tend to pay less than surrounding communities.
 
 
Layoffs

There have been massive layoffs in the energy industry in the Chickasha area, 18% of Oklahoma energy sector employees are currently unemployed, and 1,200 manufacturing employees are without a job compared to 2nd quarter 2015 according to NewsOK.
 

Right to Work

Oklahoma is a Right to Work state.  There is currently no Union activity in Chickasha.
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