Workforce

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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 4.6%
Union Participation - Winchester & Frederick County 4.6%
Union Participation - USA 10.7%
Source: JobsEQ - September 2017 | 2016; 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 3.3%
    Winchester, VA  3.8%
    Clarke County, VA 3.5%
    Shenandoah County, VA 4.2%
    Warren County, VA 3.8%
    Page County, VA 4.5%
WEST VIRGINIA RATE
    Berkeley County, WV 3.6%
    Hampshire County, WV 3.8%
    Hardy County, WV 5.1%
    Jefferson County, WV 3.0%
    Morgan County, WV 3.9%
MARYLAND RATE
    Washington County, MD 4.5%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July, 2017
*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 $49,300
    Chemical Technicians $47,800 $49,800
    Construction Laborers $31,500 $37,900
    Electrical Engineers $96,200 $98,600
    Financial Specialists $75,200 $76,200
    Food Batchmakers $34,400 $29,200
    Freight, Stock, and Material Movers $27,400 $28,700
    Health Technologists $44,900 $46,000
    Healthcare Support $40,000 $37,700
    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 & Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic $35,000 $32,700
    Machine Feeders $32,300 $30,500
    Market 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, Services $62,900 $63,100
    Training & Development Specialists $52,800 $63,400
    Welders, Cutters, and Solderers $44,300 $42,500
*The Winchester MSA includes Frederick County, VA, Winchester, VA, and Hampshire County, WV.
Source: JobsEQ - September 2017; Data as of 2016

 

 

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