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  3.3%
    Clarke County, VA 3.2%
    Shenandoah County, VA 3.3%
    Warren County, VA 3.4%
    Page County, VA 5.3%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 4.5%
    Hampshire County, WV 4.8%
    Hardy County, WV 6.3%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.7%
    Morgan County, WV 4.7%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 5.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Unemployment Rate through March 2018 | Updated: May 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

TOTAL EMPLOYED

    Construction Laborers 16,876
    Electrical Engineers 3,346
    Financial Analysts 6,353
    Food Batchmakers 1,128
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers 25,399
    Health Technologists 1,325
    Human Resource Specialists 12,256
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,418
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 4,613
    Licensed Practical Nurse 7,956
    Machine & Tool Operators 2,025
    Machine Feeders 639
    Marketing Research Analysts 12,455
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters 893
    Nursing Assistants 16,164
    Office Clerks 38,723
    Packers and Packagers, Hand 5,149
    Printing Press Operators 2,128
    Production Helpers 2,711
    Radiologic Technologists 2,609
    Sales Representatives 18,855
    Training & Development Specialists 5,219
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers 2,314

Source:  JobsEQ-What-If Report for Frederick County's workforce 45-mile draw area. Report based on a firm size of 100. | Updated May 2018

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