Geneva and Fillmore County offer employers a highly productive and dedicated workforce exhibiting a strong work ethic.  New employers are likely to draw their labor resources from a combination of employed residents, including those who are underemployed and residents who are currently commuting elsewhere.  Nebraska is a right-to-work state.  None of the Fillmore County manufacturers report that their workforces are being represented by a union.

Monthly, not seasonally adjusted Labor Force, Employment and unemployment data in the Fillmore County area including the counties of Fillmore, Thayer, Clay, York and Saline for March 2018

Civilian Labor Force   23,723
Employment               23035
Unemployment                688
Unemployment Rate      2.88%

Labor Supply Factors & Labor Availability 

In 2018 the Fillmore County Development Corporation asked the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to research the labor supply factors and labor availability for the Fillmore County labor area.  Ken M. Lemke, Ph.D., an economist for NPPD, completed the research and prepared the report in September of 2018.  

The basic conclusion of the report is that the Fillmore County Labor Area and Fillmore County would be able to provide a significant number of dedicated and skilled workers to meet the needs of additional employers in the area.  


  2018 Fillmore County Area Labor Study PDF



                                                  2010                    2018                          % Change from 

                          Geneva            2,217                2,141                                            -2.5%
              Fillmore County           5,890                5,661                                            -2.9%
Labor Market Population*        83,177              83,021                                             0.2%​

Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.  Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, Census Redistricting Data, March 2013.

County Age Distribution (2014)

​Age             0-19             20-24             25-44              45-64             65+             85+              Total
Male             632               151                617               855               301            291               2847
Female         618               148                545               807               348            407               2873
Total:           1250              299               1162              1662              649            698  

Median Age (2016)          State: 36.3 years           County:  47.5

Additonal Information about Economic and Demographic Trends may be found in the 2018 Trend Study  for Fillmore County prepared by the Nebraska Public Power District. 

                     UPCOMING EVENTS​​​​

 APRIL 18:  Fillmore County Hospital Basket Auction and Bake Sale. Hosted by the Tumor Tacklers with proceeds going to FCH's HOPE Cancer Rehab Program.  FCH Conference Room 7:30 am - Noon

APRIl 20:  Geneva Rotary Pancake Feed with the Easter Bunny at Jill's Sweet Shop in Geneva 8 - 11 am

APRIL 20:  Geneva Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt  10:30 am  - Courthouse Lawn

APRIL 22:  Fortify Group's Shred Day to celebrate Earth Day - Free paper shredding at Fortify Group, Geneva Office 209 South 10th Street from 4 - 6 pm

APRIL 25:  Blueprint for Summer - Check out all activities available to Fillmore County youth this summer at the Geneva Public Library 5:30 - 7:30 pm

APRIL 27:  BLT Club 5K Donut Run starting at the Shickley Community Center - 7:30 am registration, race starts at 8 am.  Registration forms available at 5 Loaves, Shickley Village office and Heartland Bank Shickley branch

MAY 18:  Milligan Community Shred Day.  9 am - Noon at Farmer's and Merchant's Bank  501 Main Street, Milligan

May 18:  Shickley Community Garage Sales and Hazardous Waste Clean-up.  For more information contact the Shickley Village Office

JUNE 1: "Country Market" at All Things Consignment Shop in Geneva. Vendors can reserve a spot by calling 402-768-8635

JUNE 7-9:  Milligan June Jubilee

JUNE 15:  Ohiowa Days

JUNE 21-23:  149th Old Setts Picnic, Fairmont

JUNE 22:  Longhorn Days Celebration - Shickley 

JUNE 29:  Rock and Roll Under the Stars - Proceeds benefit the American Freedom Defenders Veteran's Memorial fund.  Fairmont Pool Park  7 - 10 pm 

JULY 4-6:  Geneva Days Celebration - Parade Theme:  #NebraskaStrong

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