However, 46 percent are employed in production or service-oriented occupations, yielding average wages for Cass County that fall short of Indiana’s average, much less the nation’s.
“Of course, we would love to see all [LHS graduates] get college educations and return,” Piercy said. “But, unfortunately the job market available in this area couldn’t support them.”
Sarah Einselen is news editor at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-732-5151.
Cass County educational attainmentage 25 to 64 years Total Employed Less than high school: 15 percent 8 percent High school: 42 31 Some college or associate's degree: 27 21 Bachelor's degree or higher: 16 31 Source: Education of the Employed Residents Age 25 to 64 (U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2011 5-year estimate), Indiana Department of Workforce Development