Workforce

Workforce ready.

Quality Labor Supply

Access to 365,000+ within a 45-mile radius

Frederick County & Winchester’s labor supply is drawn from a 45-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 368,144
High School Graduate or Higher 89.8%
Associate's Degree or Higher 37.4%
Source: JobsEQ - January 2017 | American Community Survey 2011-2015

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 3.1%
Source: JobsEQ - January 2017 | 2014; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura

Productive Local Economy

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


VIRGINIA RATE
    Frederick County, VA 3.2%
    Winchester, VA  3.8%
    Clarke County, VA 3.6%
    Shenandoah County, VA 3.5%
    Warren County, VA 3.8%
    Page County, VA 6.0%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 3.7%
    Hampshire County, WV 4.3%
    Hardy County, WV 5.4%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.1%
    Morgan County, WV 4.3%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 5.1%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, March, 2017

Affordable Workforce

Average wages are in line with the national average


AVERAGE WAGES WINCHESTER MSA U.S.
    All Occupations $44,000 $47,900
    Chemical Technicians $39,700 $48,700
    Construction Laborers $30,700 $36,600
    Electrical Engineers $87,800 $97,300
    Financial Specialists $72,700 $72,500
    Food Batchmakers $34,400 $29,200
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers $26,200 $27,800
    Health Technologists $52,000 $45,700
    Healthcare Support $38,700 $36,900
    Human Resource Specialists $70,100 $63,700
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics $52,500 $51,500
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators $33,800 $34,100
    Licensed Practical Nurse $40,200 $44,000
    Machine & Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic $40,100 $38,700
    Machine Feeders $32,300 $31,000
    Marketing Research Analysts $49,900 $70,000
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters $38,900 $36,400
    Nursing Assistants $23,800 $26,800
    Office and Administrative Support $36,100 $34,700
    Packers and Packagers, Hand $44,200 $23,700
    Printing Press Operators $35,400 $37,000
    Production Helpers $26,900 $26,000
    Radiologic Technologists $57,400 $58,500
    Sales Representatives, Services $46,900 $62,400
    Training & Development Specialists $51,900 $62,500
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $43,500 $41,000
*The Winchester MSA includes Frederick County, VA, Winchester, VA, and Hampshire County, WV.
Source: JobsEQ - Q32016, 2015 Data 

 

 

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