Workforce Data

Quality Labor Supply -

Access to 370,000+ within a 45-mile radius

Frederick County & Winchester’s labor supply is drawn from a 45-mile radius and includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren in Virginia; the counties of Allegany, Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, and Morgan in West Virginia; and Frederick  and Washington County, Maryland. Values are approximate:

Total Labor Supply 371,249
High School Graduate or Higher 90%
Associate's Degree or Higher 37.6%

Source: ACS 2012-2016 | Updated: January 2018

Right-to-Work State - 

Virginia and Frederick County are pro-business

Virginia is a right-to-work state.

Union Participation - Virginia 4.6%
Union Participation - Winchester & Frederick County 4.6%

Source: 2016; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data | Updated: January 2018

Productive Local Economy  -

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


VIRGINIA RATE
    Frederick County, VA 3.0%
    Winchester, VA  3.4%
    Clarke County, VA 3.2%
    Shenandoah County, VA 3.5%
    Warren County, VA 3.6%
    Page County, VA 4.7%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 3.5%
    Hampshire County, WV 3.7%
    Hardy County, WV 4.5%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.0%
    Morgan County, WV 3.6%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 4.2%

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Unemployment Rate through November 2017 | Updated: January 2018

Affordable Workforce -

Many average wages are at, or below the national average


AVERAGE WAGES WINCHESTER MSA U.S.
    All Occupations $45,500 $49,300
    Chemical Technicians $47,800 $49,800
    Construction Laborers $31,500 $29,800
    Electrical Engineers $96,200 $98,600
    Financial Specialists $75,200 $76,200
    Food Batchmakers $31,400 $30,100
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers $27,400 $28,700
    Health Technologists $44,900 $46,000
    Human Resource Specialists $67,100 $64,900
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics $53,200 $51,900
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators $34,500 $34,300
    Licensed Practical Nurse $39,800 $44,800
    Machine Feeders $32,300 $30,500
    Machinists $42,400 $43,200
    Marketing Research Analysts $50,500 $70,600
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters $42,100 $37,600
    Nursing Assistants $24,600 $27,700
    Office and Administrative Support $38,700 $36,000
    Packers and Packagers, Hand $23,300 $24,400
    Printing Press Operators $36,200 $37,500
    Production Helpers $26,700 $26,900
    Radiologic Technologists $62,800 $59,300
    Sales Representatives $62,900 $63,100
    Training & Development Specialists $52,800 $63,400
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $40,900 $38,400

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2016 | Updated: January 2018
*Note: The Winchester MSA includes Winchester and Frederick County, VA, and Hampshire County, WV.
 

Sample Availability

Diverse, transferable skillsets across a variety of sectors


OCCUPATION

POTENTIAL CANDIDATE

to  OPENING RATIO

    Construction Laborers 273
    Electrical Engineers 361
    Financial Analysts 294
    Food Batchmakers 404
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers 658
    Health Technologists 256
    Human Resource Specialists 687
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics 385
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 1,652
    Licensed Practical Nurse 542
    Machine & Tool Operators 211
    Machine Feeders 286
    Marketing Research Analysts 616
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters 326
    Nursing Assistants 517
    Office Clerks 2,304
    Packers and Packagers, Hand 716
    Printing Press Operators 788
    Production Helpers 438
    Radiologic Technologists 457
    Sales Representatives 1,202
    Training & Development Specialists 663
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers 302

Source:  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. | Updated January 2018

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