“Labor earnings to total personal income” is a good proxy for how dynamic or robust an economy is. Across the country, the share of labor earnings (active work) relative to total personal income has been dropping reflecting both an aging and stagnating economy. A healthy labor-earning rate is in the range of 60 to 70 percent.
Source: Development Opportunity Profile (The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Dec 2018)
The charts below are the result of field work completed by the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation.