Workforce Data

Quality Labor Supply -

Access to 220,000+ within a 30-mile radius

Frederick County & Winchester’s labor supply is drawn from a 30-mile radius and includes the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Clarke and Warren in Virginia, the counties of Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, and Morgan in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland. Values are approximate:

Total Labor Supply 223,591
High School Graduate or Higher 87%
Associate's Degree or Higher 30%

Source: JobsEQ 1Q2016

Right-to-Work State - 

Virginia and Frederick County are pro-business

Virginia is a right-to-work state.

Union Participation - Virginia 4.7%
Union Participation - Winchester & Frederick County 2.6%

Source: JobsEQ 1Q2016

Productive Local Economy  -

Frederick County's unemployment rate typically ranges from 3% to 5%.


VIRGINIA RATE
    Frederick County, VA 3.4%
    Winchester, VA  3.8%
    Clarke County, VA 3.4%
    Shenandoah County, VA 3.7%
    Warren County, VA 4.2%
    Page County, VA 7.7%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 3.7%
    Hampshire County, WV 4.3%
    Hardy County, WV 6.3%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.1%
    Morgan County, WV 4.2%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 5.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December  2015

Affordable Workforce -

Many average wages are at, or below the national average


AVERAGE WAGES WINCHESTER MSA U.S.
    All Occupations $41,590 $47,230
    Chemical Technicians $43,130 $47,390
    Construction Laborers $27,680 $35,750
    Electrical Engineers $86,590 $95,780
    Financial Specialists $70,810 $76,320
    Food Batchmakers $35,750 $28,790
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers $25,340 $27,180
    Health Technologists $49,940 $45,060
    Human Resource Specialists $69,690 $62,590
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics $50,210 $50,440
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators $33,930 $33,320
    Licensed Practical Nurse $38,870 $43,420
    Machine & Tool Operators $40,560 $37,920
    Machine Feeders $29,720 $30,630
    Marketing Research Analysts $50,000 $68,700
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters $37,430 $35,950
    Nursing Assistants $23,380 $26,250
    Office and Administrative Support $32,680 $35,530
    Packers and Packagers, Hand $36,690 $23,040
    Printing Press Operators $33,570 $36,700
    Production Helpers $25,010 $25,600
    Radiologic Technologists $58,280 $57,510
    Sales Representatives $49,550 $68,870
    Training & Development Specialists $68,150 $61,530
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $40,870 $40,040

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Wage Survey, May 2014
 

Sample Availability

Diverse, transferable skillsets across a variety of sectors


OCCUPATION

POTENTIAL CANDIDATE

to  OPENING RATIO

    Construction Laborers 144
    Electrical Engineers 143
    Financial Analysts 215
    Food Batchmakers 328
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers 1,604
    Health Technologists 136
    Human Resource Specialists 555
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics 225
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 1,369
    Licensed Practical Nurse 320
    Machine & Tool Operators 120
    Machine Feeders 369
    Marketing Research Analysts 225
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters 258
    Nursing Assistants 309
    Office Clerks 1,400
    Packers and Packagers, Hand 761
    Printing Press Operators 498
    Production Helpers 396
    Radiologic Technologists 254
    Sales Representatives 711
    Training & Development Specialists 282
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers 196

Source: JobsEQ3Q2015 - What-If Report for Frederick County's workforce draw area. Report takes into account current employment, unemployment, and employment/unemployment extended (those with transferable skills). Report based on a firm size of 100.

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