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summary of latest prince William county employment data:

Labor Force:   240,818*Dec, 2018
  235,155*              Dec, 2018
  2.4*              Dec, 2018
  9,3742nd Quarter, 2018
Employment at PWC Establishments:   131,580 2nd Quarter, 2018
  $925.002nd Quarter, 2018

Sources: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS); Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). https://www.bls.gov/data/#unemployment

Notes: An "establishment" is an economic entity that produces goods and services, usually at a single location, and is involved in one or predominantly one industry activity. "Employment at PWC establishments" indicates the total number of employees working in Prince William County establishments. These employees may reside inside or outside of the county.

*Preliminary estimate

 

Labor Force

[The number of residents 16 years of age and older "classified in the civilian labor force plus members of the U.S. Armed Forces."]

italicized = preliminary estimate

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
2008202,633202,530204,029205,310206,781207,622210,539207,627206,080207,277206,474206,126206,086
2009207,120207,285207,792208,552209,142210,313212,150208,903206,985207,657208,151206,946208,417
2010214,177214,102215,950218,405218,776219,350221,559219,824219,664219,450219,432220,045218,394
2011222,663223,048223,911224,109224,527225,335227,548226,281226,758226,449225,935225,772225,195
2012227,226228,407228,463227,330228,781229,856231,050228,334229,266230,106228,527228,609228,830
2013230,134230,081230,323230,362231,708232,925234,078231,396231,475230,710230,456229,611231,105
2014231,287232,017232,542231,201232,886233,785234,722231,381230,211231,943230,460229,317231,813
2015231,329230,969230,910231,458233,353233,333234,232230,737228,943230,688230,103230,109231,347
2016231,697232,443233,769233,306234,882236,379237,966234,859234,347236,012235,058234,568234,607
2017237,103237,833239,470239,364240,523241,811243,455239,953240,225239,792239,683238,780239,833
2018240,980242,955243,568242,778244,178246,494245,926241,518240,443
241,416240,846240,818 



Note: 2010-2016 data were subject to revision on April 20, 2018.

Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). https://www.bls.gov/data/#unemployment


EMPLOYMENT

[The number of residents 16 years of age and older who are employed]

italicized = preliminary estimate

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
2008196,370196,439197,971199,814200,267200,670203,384200,346199,164200,239199,068197,862199,300
2009196,941196,488196,654198,013197,802198,391200,533197,509195,351195,900196,490194,643197,060
2010199,663199,423201,594205,380205,416205,882208,314206,784207,018207,048206,927207,719205,097
2011209,337209,886211,262212,314212,096212,033214,348212,883213,545213,854214,144213,646212,446
2012214,285215,255216,030216,167216,618217,046218,127216,046217,703218,748217,658217,291216,748
2013217,374217,731218,467219,330219,817220,099221,456219,182219,566218,148218,981218,544219,058
2014219,001219,508220,273220,653221,365221,960222,691219,627219,268221,387220,144219,409220,441
2015220,101219,949220,489222,175223,252223,263224,401221,536220,179222,102221,860222,085221,783
2016222,842223,527225,103225,660226,839227,283228,893225,807225,369227,169226,840226,389225,977
2017227,826228,559230,851231,660232,454233,360234,972231,497232,379232,421232,324231,697231,667
2018233,035235,559236,209236,568237,864239,282239,413234,803234,399235,286234,895235,155 
Note: 2010-2016 data were subject to revision on April 20, 2018.

Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). http://data.bls.gov/


unemployment rate

[The ratio of unemployed to the civilian labor force expressed as a percent: 100 * (unemployed/ labor force)​]

italicized = preliminary estimate

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
20083.13.03.02.73.23.33.43.53.43.43.64.03.3
20094.95.25.45.15.45.75.55.55.65.75.65.95.4
20106.86.96.66.06.16.16.05.95.85.75.75.66.1
20116.05.95.65.35.55.95.85.95.85.65.25.45.7
20125.75.85.44.95.35.65.65.45.04.94.85.05.3
20135.55.45.14.85.15.55.45.35.15.45.04.85.2
20145.35.45.34.64.95.15.15.14.84.64.54.34.9
20154.94.84.54.04.34.34.24.03.83.73.63.54.1
20163.83.83.73.33.43.83.83.93.83.73.53.53.7
20173.93.93.63.23.43.53.53.53.33.13.13.03.4
20183.33.03.02.62.6
2.92.62.82.52.52.52.4 
Note: 2010-2016 data were subject to revision on April 20, 2018.

Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). http://data.bls.gov/

 

Average Annual Unemployment Rates

[The ratio of unemployed to the civilian labor force expressed as a percent: 100 * (unemployed/ labor force)​. In this case, each year represents the mean of all monthly unemployment rates for that year.          MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area

Washington, D.C. MSA = Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Prince William County2.344.73.63.33.32.82.621.91.82.53.43.432.72.42.53.35.46.15.75.35.24.94.13.73.4
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA3.24.65.24.74.14.23.93.63.12.62.73.443.83.73.53.133.766.36.15.85.65.14.43.93.7
Virginia4.55.96.35.24.94.54.43.82.92.72.33.24.24.13.83.63.133.96.77.16.66.15.75.24.54.13.8


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Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). http://data.bls.gov/

 

employment TRENDS: MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES, 1990 - Present

Average Percentage of Employees in Each Industry Group (sorted highest to lowest for most recent year - Prince William County)

199019952000200520102015201620172018, Quarter 2Counties in Northern Virginia Regional Planning Commission, 2017*Virginia, 2017
Retail Trade​21.3%​22.2%​​21.0%​18.7%​19.3%
18.8%
18.4%
17.8%​17.1%​
9.9%
11.0%
Educational Services
​11.0%​11.7%​​11.7%​13.1%​13.9%
12.8%
12.7%
12.9%​13.1%8.1%9.3%​
Accommodation and Food Services
​10.6%​10.9%​​10.2%​9.8%​10.2%
10.8%
11.1%
11.0%​11.0%​
8.7%
​9.1%
Construction11.9%​11.1%​11.4%​15.1%​9.7%​10.6%​10.7%​10.7%​10.9%5.1%5.3%​
Healthcare and Social Assistance​4.9%​6.7%​​7.4%​7.3%​9.1%10.0%10.1%10.1%10.7%9.4%12.7%​
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
​3.6%​4.2%​​5.0%​6.2%7.6%
7.4%
7.4%
7.4%​7.6%
20.7%
11.0%​
Public Administration
​8.4%​5.9%​​6.2%4.9%​6.6%
6.1%
5.9%
5.9%​5.8%
7.4%
6.5%​
Administrative and Support and Waste Management
​2.3%​4.2%​​5.6%5.1%4.8%5.2%
5.4%
5.1%​5.2%
6.5%
6.3%​
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
​1.6%​2.4%​​2.8%​3.0%3.0%
3.4%
3.3%
3.4%​3.6%1.9%​1.8%
Other Services (except public administration)
​4.0%​4.0%​​3.4%​3.3%​3.2%
3.5%
3.5%
3.6%​3.5%
4.6%
​3.8%
Wholesale Trade
​2.7%​2.2%​​2.5%​2.2%​2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%​2.3%
1.9%
2.9%​
Transportation and Warehousing
​3.0%​2.9%​​2.5%​2.3%2.4%
2.0%
2.0%
1.9%​1.9%​3.5%​3.6%
Finance and Insurance
​2.3%​1.8%​​1.7%​1.8%​1.6%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%​1.6%
3.4%​
3.6%​
Manufacturing
​5.2%​3.9%​​3.3%​2.2%​1.7%
1.5%
1.6%
1.6%​1.5%
1.6%
​6.4%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
​2.2%​1.4%​​1.4%​1.6%​1.5%
1.3%
1.3%
1.4%​1.3%​
1.6%
1.4%​
Information
​2.5%​2.6%​​2.0%​1.5%1.5%
1.4%
1.1%
1.2%​1.1%
3.0%
​1.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises
​0.2%​0.5%​​0.8%​0.8%0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
0.6%​0.7%​2.0%​1.9%
Utilities
​1.7%​1.1%​​0.8%​0.6%0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.6%​0.6%​
0.4%
​0.5%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
​0.2%​0.2%​​0.2%​0.2%0.1%
0.0%
0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​
0.1%
​0.4%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
​N/A​N/A​​N/AN/A0.1%0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​0.0%​​0.2%


Source: Virginia Employment Commission. Labor Market Information: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). http://www.vec.virginia.gov/


*The Northern Virginia Regional Commission Includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Fall Church, Manassas, Manassas Park; the towns of Dumfries, Leesburg, Purcellville, and Vienna.

Note: The percentages are derived from the average number of employees for an industry group divided by the average total number of employees in the county.

N/A = Data not available.


20 largest employers IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

RankEmployer​​Ownership​Size
​1Prince William County School Board​Local Gov't​1,000+
​2County of Prince William​Local Gov't​​1,000+
​3U.S. Department of Defense​Fed Gov't​1,000+
​4Wal Mart​Private​1,000+
​5Morale Welfare and Recreation​Fed Gov't​1,000+
​6Sentara Healthcare​Private​​1,000+
​7Wegmans Store #07​Private​500-999
​8Northern VA Comm. College​State Gov't​500-999
​9M J Morgan GroupPrivate​500-999
​10Target Corp​Private​500-999
​11Sfx Entertainment​Private​500-999
​12MAG Aerospace*​​Private​500-999
​13Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.Private 500-999
​14Minnieland Private Day School​​Private​​500-999
​15Food LionPrivate500-999
​16George Mason UniversityState Gov't
250-499
​17Giant FoodPrivae250-499
​18The Fishel Company​​Private250-499
​19Harris Teeter SupermarketPrivate
250-499
20US Foodservice​​Private250-499

Data Currency: 2018, 2nd Quarter

*MAG Aerospace is no longer located in Prince William County.

Source: Virginia Employment Commission. Labor Market Information: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). http://www.vec.virginia.gov/


employees & Establishments in washington, D.C. area, 2017:

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA

  • Employees: 3,115,388
  • Establishments: 193,466
Virginia
  • Employees: 3,838,368
  • Establishments: 270,073
Maryland
  • Employees: 2,653,569
  • Establishments: 172,188


Area
​Employment
​Establishments
​1
​Washington, D.C.
​763,847
​39,939
2
​Fairfax County, VA
​601,868
​37,195
​3
​Montgomery County, MD
​469,311
​33,044
4
Prince George's County, MD
​318,943
​16,099
5
​Arlington County, VA
​176,659
​9,226
6
​Loudoun County, VA
​164,537
​12,244
7
​Prince William County, VA
​127,892
​9,293
8
​Frederick County, MD
​100,627
​6,433
9
​Alexandria City, VA
​93,774
​6,385
10
​Stafford County, VA
​43,007
​2,712
​11
​Charles County, MD
​41,666
​2,876
​12
​Spotsylvania County, VA
​35,773
​3,018
​13
​Calvert County, MD
​24,268
​1,869
​14
​Manassas City, VA
​22,358
​1,570
​15
​Fauquier County, VA
​22,116
​2,450
Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. http://data.bls.gov/


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