The workforce available to companies looking to expand or locate in Putnam County is very diverse. As of July 2015 The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis estimates that Putnam County’s workforce size was 27,254. Putnam County’s labor pool draw area, as calculated by combining Putnam’s labor force plus neighboring Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Flagler, Marion, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties is 756,539. Putnam County’s July 2013 unemployment rate of 7.2% was higher than the State average of 5.6%. (Workforce sizes not seasonally adjusted.)
Our workforce’s median age in 2013 was 40.5 years old, with 70.4% of residents age 25 and older having a High School diploma and 9.4% of the same age group having a college bachelor degree or higher.