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Workforce Profile

One of Cumberland Valley’s differentiators is our workforce. We have an available, skilled, trained and educated workforce that meets the demands of international and national developers.

According to Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s October 2015 report, the county’s economy thrives from the approximately 6,000 businesses that employ about 126,947 people. Its unemployment rate is also one of the lowest in the state – 3.9 percent versus a statewide rate of 5.3 percent. This favorable employment climate is thanks in part to major employers in the government, healthcare, retail, transportation and warehousing industries that are located within Cumberland Valley. Coincidentally, many of these companies are also headquartered here, too.

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

2014 125,100
2013 125,800
2012 125,800

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry


EMPLOYED

2014 119,600
2013 118,600
2012 118,00

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry


UNEMPLOYED

2014 4.5% 5,600
2013  5.7% 7,200
2012  6.2% 7,800

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry *Seasonally Adjusted Data


LABOR FORCE

Bachelors Degree or higher 33.9%
High School Degree or higher 91.6%
White Collar Workers 60%
Blue Collar Workers 39%
Universities in Community 5
Universities in Community + 50 miles 39
Community Colleges in Community  1
 Community Colleges in Community + 50 miles  44

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2015


EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (MAY 2014)1

 NAICSCode NAICSIndustryTitle EmployerUnits Employment CountyWage PAWage
 N/A Total, All Industries2 5,979 119,993 $42,726 $45,732
11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 24 262 $22,997 $28,341
21 Mining 7 78 $36,812 $68,328
 N/A Utilities 6 79 $62,382 $94,454
23 Construction 446 4,245 $50,146 $53,076
31-33 Manufacturing 205 7,968 $48,525 $53,662
42 Wholesale Trade 304 4,003 $52,462 $65,535
44-45 Retail Trade 820 15,372 $24,353 $24,972
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 207 12,022 $47,148 $38,857
51 Information 86 2,504 $57,017 $63,553
52 Finance and Insurance 444 8,433 $62,531 $72,020
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 208 1,412 $38,782 $46,494
54 Professional and Technical Services 658 6,828 $63,386 $77,575
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 3,398 $60,564 $101,140
56 Administrative and Waste Services 305 5,886 $26,344 $31,113
61 Educational Services 64 3,101 $38,716 $48,404
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 779 13,984 $43,109 $42,516
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 65 1,070 $13,700 $28,034
72 Accommodation and Food Services 472 9,031 $14,338 $15,156
81 Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 609 4,222 $29,819 $27,564
Federal Government 63 5,092 $68,112 $64,532
State Government 33 3,301 $57,925 $51,723
Local Government 128 7,705 $40,595 $43,747

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry *Seasonally Adjusted Data
12010 Annual Average
2County total includes Private, Federal, State and Local Government

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