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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 - December 2015

State/CountyPopulation*Labor ForceEmployedUEUE RateNo. of Commuters into W. County**
State of Maryland5,976,4073,152,0592,991,776160,2835.1%
United States318,857,056156,715,000148,800,0007,915,0005.0%
Maryland
Washington County149,58875,70971,7443,9655.2%21,987***
Allegany County73,52133,08530,9892,0966.3%588
Frederick County241,409129,982124,9085,0743.9%1,968
Pennsylvania
Franklin County152,08576,80073,5003,3004.3%9,284
Fulton County14,6707,2006,9004005.3%1,142
West Virginia
Berkeley County108,70651,52049,6201,9003.7%5,290
Jefferson County55,07326,94026,1108303.1%442
Morgan County17,4987,4207,1203104.1%882
Total Regional Workforce812,550408,656390,89117,8754.5%19,596
Employment and unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted
* U.S. Census Bureau; State and County QuickFacts 2012 Estimates
** U.S. Census Bureau ACS Data 2010 - Journey-to-Work Commutation
*** Residents commuting out of county; U.S. Census Bureau ACS 2010 - Journey-to-Work Commutation

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