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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 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 371,249
High School Graduate or Higher 90.0%
Associate's Degree or Higher 37.6%
Source: JobsEQ - July 2018 | American Community Survey 2012-2016

Right-to-Work State 

Virginia and Frederick County are pro-business

Virginia is a right-to-work state.

Union Participation - Virginia 4.5%
Union Participation - Winchester & Frederick County 3.0%
Union Participation - USA 10.7%
Source: JobsEQ - Updated: July 2018 | 2017; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data

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: LAUS,  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2018
Updated: May 2018
*Unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted

Affordable Workforce

Average wages are in line with the national average


AVERAGE WAGES WINCHESTER MSA U.S.
    All Occupations $45,500 $50,600
    Chemical Technicians $50,300 $51,000
    Construction Laborers $31,500 $38,900
    Electrical Engineers $100,500 $99,600
    Financial Specialists $77,600 $82,200
    Food Batchmakers $37,800 $30,900
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers $29,000 $29,700
    Health Technologists $46,700 $47,400
    Healthcare Support $36,700 $38,600
    Human Resource Specialists $69,300 $66,200
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics $50,400 $53,100
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators $36,100 $35,400
    Licensed Practical Nurse $39,700 $45,700
    Machine & Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic $37,600 $36,200
    Machine Feeders $29,000 $30,700
    Market Research Analysts $53,300 $71,500
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters $35,900 $38,700
    Nursing Assistants $27,300 $28,500
    Office and Administrative Support $36,000 $38,000
    Packers and Packagers, Hand $24,000 $25,400
    Printing Press Operators $34,700 $37,900
    Production Helpers $28,500 $28,100
    Radiologic Technologists $59,500 $60,300
    Sales Representatives, Services $65,600 $69,300
    Training & Development Specialists $55,100 $64,700
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $42,400 $43,400
*The Winchester MSA includes Frederick County, VA, Winchester, VA, and Hampshire County, WV.
Source: JobsEQ - July 2018; Data as of 2017

 

 



45-Mile Labor Supply

370,000+

Unemployment Rate

3% - Frederick County
3.3% - Winchester
(May 2018)

Average Wage - All Occupations

$45,500



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