Employment

 

City Labor Force Availability

Unemployment Rate , State of Kansas

 5.3%

Johnson County

 4.5%

City of Olathe

 4.6%

Source: Kansas Labor Information Center

 

Educational Attainment

City of Olathe

 

 

 

 

Population 25 years and over

77,085

 

 

 

Less than 9th grade

1,764

 

2.3%

 

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

2,668

 

3.5%

 

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

14,043

 

18.2%

 

Some college, no degree

18,070

 

23.4%

 

Associate's degree

6,090

 

7.9%

 

Bachelor's degree

23,107

 

30.0%

 

Graduate or professional degree

11,343

 

14.7%

 

Johnson County

Population 23 years and over

357,765

 

 

 

Less than 9th grade

6,078

 

1.7%

 

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

9,742

 

2.7%

 

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

58,491

 

16.3%

 

Some college, no degree

75,615

 

21.1%

 

Associate's degree

24,373

 

6.8%

 

Bachelor's degree

118,993

 

33.3%

 

Graduate or professional degree

64,473

 

18.0%

 

 Source:  U.S. Census Bureau 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

Olathe’s Largest Private Employers

Farmers’ Insurance Group

3,000

GARMIN International

3,000

Olathe Medical Center

1,600

Convergys

950

Honeywell (Bendix/King)

850

Sysco Foods of Kansas City, Inc

780

Source: Olathe Economic Development Council

 

Johnson County’s Largest Private Employers

Sprint

8.000

Garmin International

3,000

Farmers’ Insurance Group

3,000

Black & Veatch

2,253

Prescription Solutions

2,000

Quest Diagnostics

2,000

Source: CERI Inc, 2011