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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

2014125,100
2013125,800
2012125,800

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry


EMPLOYED

2014119,600
2013118,600
2012118,00

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry


UNEMPLOYED

20144.5%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 higher33.9%
High School Degree or higher91.6%
White Collar Workers60%
Blue Collar Workers39%
Universities in Community5
Universities in Community + 50 miles39
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

 NAICSCodeNAICSIndustryTitleEmployerUnitsEmploymentCountyWagePAWage
 N/ATotal, All Industries25,979119,993$42,726$45,732
11Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting24262$22,997$28,341
21Mining778$36,812$68,328
 N/AUtilities679$62,382$94,454
23Construction4464,245$50,146$53,076
31-33Manufacturing2057,968$48,525$53,662
42Wholesale Trade3044,003$52,462$65,535
44-45Retail Trade82015,372$24,353$24,972
48-49Transportation and Warehousing20712,022$47,148$38,857
51Information862,504$57,017$63,553
52Finance and Insurance4448,433$62,531$72,020
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing2081,412$38,782$46,494
54Professional and Technical Services6586,828$63,386$77,575
55Management of Companies and Enterprises503,398$60,564$101,140
56Administrative and Waste Services3055,886$26,344$31,113
61Educational Services643,101$38,716$48,404
62Health Care and Social Assistance77913,984$43,109$42,516
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation651,070$13,700$28,034
72Accommodation and Food Services4729,031$14,338$15,156
81Other Services, Ex. Public Admin6094,222$29,819$27,564
Federal Government635,092$68,112$64,532
State Government333,301$57,925$51,723
Local Government1287,705$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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