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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%
SOURCE: 
MD Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Regional Workforce Draw - May 2017

State/CountyPopulation*Labor ForceEmployedUEUE RateNo. of Commuters into W. County**
State of Maryland6,016,4473,163,9013,010,006153,8954.9%
United States323,127,513158,335,000150,544,0007,791,0004.9%
Maryland
Washington County150,29277,33473,4003,9345.1%21,987***
Allegany County72,13032,65030,4722,1786.7%588
Frederick County247,591131,438126,5264,9123.7%1,968
Pennsylvania
Franklin County153,85177,00073,7003,3004.3%9,284
Fulton County14,6407,1006,7004005.4%1,142
West Virginia
Berkeley County113,52554,86053,0501,8103.3%5,290
Jefferson County56,36829,48028,6808002.7%442
Morgan County17,6327,6807,4202703.5%882
Total Regional Workforce826,029417,542399,94817,60419,596
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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