Winston County Economic Development District Partnership

Serving Noxapater and all of Winston County

311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-8719 Fax: 662-773-8909

Workforce Data

Winston County, with a population close to 20,000, has a labor force of about 8,500. The greatest number of workers are employed in services, followed by retail trade, manufacturing, and wholesale trade.

The majority are moderately well-educated individuals, with about 74 percent holding high school diplomas and 20 percent holding an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or higher. Among manufacturers, the leading employers are producers of machinery, plywood, particleboard, and metal products.

Labor Force Status, 2012

StatusTotalPercent of Labor Force
Labor Force8,403
Employed7,04283.8%
Unemployed1,33715.91%
In Armed Forces24-
Not in Labor Force6,316-
Data Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, Thousand Oaks, CA

Total Employees by Major SIC, 2012

CategoryNumberPercent of Employed Population
Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing380.61%
Construction1913.07%
Manufacturing2,02932.59%
Transportation and Communication2253.61%
Wholesale Trade1121.8%
Retail Trade1,06217.06%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate1913.07%
Services1,85429.78%
Public Administration5178.31%
Unclassified60.1%
Data Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, Thousand Oaks, CA

Educational Attainment of Population Aged 25 and Older, 2012

Highest Level of Education AttainedNumberPercent of Population
< Grade 99067.2%
Grade 9-121,85314.73%
High School4,68037.2%
Some College2,46119.56%
Associate Degree8626.85%
Bachelor's Degree1,1228.92%
Graduate Degree6985.55%
Data Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, Thousand Oaks, CA