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Labor Force

Washington County is the hub of the regional economy and draws its workforce from counties within the Maryland/Pennsylvania/West Virginia tri-state region. With a combined labor force of 400,000 highly skilled and educated workers, this is an incredible opportunity for incoming businesses and those looking to expand.

Labor Force Year

YearUnemployment Rate
20003.20%
20014.10%
20024.50%
20034.40%
20044.60%
20054.40%
20064.40%
20074.50%
20085.80%
20099.70%
20109.60%
20118.80%
20128.06%
20137.5%
20146.50%
20155.8%
20164.9%
SOURCE: 
MD Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Regional Workforce Draw - June 2017

State/CountyPopulation*Labor ForceEmployedUEUE RateNo. of Commuters into W. County**
State of Maryland6,016,4473,230,8143,098,784132,0304.1%
United States323,127,513160,145,000153,168,0006,977,0004.4%
Maryland
Washington County150,29278,20874,6873,5214.5%21,987***
Allegany County72,13032,55630,6631,8935.8%588
Frederick County247,591133,26012,2964,9643.7%1,968
Pennsylvania
Franklin County153,85177,30073,8003,5004.6%9,284
Fulton County14,6407,2006,8004005.1%1,142
West Virginia
Berkeley County113,52556,34054,2902,0503.6%5,290
Jefferson County56,36830,19029,2309603.2%442
Morgan County17,6327,9207,6003104.0%882
Total Regional Workforce826,029422,974405,36617,59819,596
Employment and unemployment data are seasonally adjusted
*U.S. Census Bureau - 2016 Population Estimates
**Commuters entering the County; U.S. Census Bureau ACS Data 2010 - Journey-to-Work Commutation
*** Residents commuting out of County; U.S. Census Bureau ACS Data 2010 - Journey-to-Work Commutation
MD Monthly Labor Review - March 2017
PA Department of Labor & Industry - Work Stats - County Profile - May 2017
WV - WorkForceWV.org-LMI - April 2017

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