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 90.0%
Associate's Degree or Higher 37.7%

Source: ACS 2012-2016 | Updated January 2019

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%

Source: 2017; 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 2019

Productive Local Economy -

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


VIRGINIA RATE
    Frederick County, VA 2.4%
    Winchester, VA  2.7%
    Clarke County, VA 2.7%
    Shenandoah County, VA 2.8%
    Warren County, VA 2.8%
    Page County, VA 3.1%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 3.7%
    Hampshire County, WV 3.6%
    Hardy County, WV 4.9%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.1%
    Morgan County, WV 4.0%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 4.0%

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Unemployment Rate through October 2018 | Updated: January 2019

Affordable Workforce -

Many average wages are at, or below 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
    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 Feeders $29,000 $30,700
    Machinists $48,700 $44,200
    Marketing 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 $65,600 $69,300
    Training & Development Specialists $55,100 $64,700
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $42,400 $43,400

Source: JobsEQ as of 2017 |  Updated: January 2019
*Note: Winchester MSA includes City of Winchester, and Frederick County, VA; and Hampshire County, WV

Sample Availability - 

Diverse, transferable skillsets across a variety of sectors


OCCUPATION

TOTAL EMPLOYED

    Construction Laborers 12,949
    Electrical Engineers 1,922
    Financial Analysts 6,227
    Food Batchmakers 2,361
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers 7,590
    Health Technologists 2,896
    Human Resource Specialists 8,062
    Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,038
    Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 14,577
    Licensed Practical Nurse 6,702
    Machine & Tool Operators 2,025
    Machine Feeders 1,121
    Marketing Research Analysts 3,019
    Mixing and Blending Machine Setters 1,784
    Nursing Assistants 3,468
    Office Clerks 13,487
    Packers and Packagers, Hand 10,681
    Printing Press Operators 1,854
    Production Helpers 11,900
    Radiologic Technologists 3,253
    Sales Representatives 13,470
    Training & Development Specialists 3,854
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers 9,242

Source:  JobsEQ-What-If Report for Frederick County's workforce 45-mile draw area. Report based on a firm size of 100. 3Q 2018 | Updated January 2019

 

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