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summary of latest prince William county employment data:

Labor Force:   239,151*Nov., 2020
  227,508*              Nov., 2020
  4.9*           Nov., 2020
  9,671*2nd Quarter, 2020
Employment at PWC Establishments:   122,176*2nd Quarter, 2020
  $1,048.00*2nd Quarter, 2020

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

EMPLOYEES AND ESTABLISHMENTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM

Source: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. http://data.bls.gov/

20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Establishments of Employment in PWC7,2757,4217,6877,9588,0378,2548,8709,2129,2939,452 9,558
Change 2.01%3.58%3.53%0.99%2.70%7.46%3.86%0.88%1.68% 1.11%
Employees Working in PWC102,075103,877108,137112,954116,645119,463122,607126,283127,892130,335 133,102
Change 1.77%4.10%4.45%3.27%2.42%2.63%3.00%1.27%1.87% 2.08% 


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."]

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

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
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
2014231,019231,806232,402230,981232,634233,654234,624231,267230,066231,826230,353229,204231,653
2015231,232230,970230,899231,349233,249233,379234,256230,770228,991230,734230,134230,067231,335
2016231,693232,517233,798233,295234,848236,471238,032234,906234,354236,051235,122234,518234,634
2017236,449237,325238,927238,806240,008241,663243,330239,681239,773239,328238,629237,268239,266
2018239,877241,784242,114241,551243,045244,925246,479241,768241,736242,681241,713242,033242,475
2019243,944245,031246,311245,221247,123249,170251,730248,340248,369250,024249,663248,978247,826
2020250,393252,178250,553245,818245,602247,201247,120245,090241,671239,946239,151
  
Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
Italicized: Preliminary.


EMPLOYMENT

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

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

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
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
2014218,729219,337220,085220,446221,129221,844222,645219,496219,155221,280220,038219,332220,293
2015219,983219,933220,441222,092223,128223,345224,469221,535220,222222,152221,861222,072221,769
2016222,769223,538225,065225,651226,762227,403228,997225,832225,377227,218226,871226,408225,991
2017227,055227,955230,197231,072231,857233,228234,896231,242232,027232,124231,472230,551231,140
2018232,027234,018234,911235,416236,731237,658239,525234,780235,414236,455235,764235,861235,713
2019236,033237,970239,615239,832241,065242,598245,137241,733242,540244,346244,138243,685241,558
2020243,661246,012243,069218,156221,635
225,194
226,053228,598225,995226,974
227,508  
Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
Italicized: Preliminary.


unemployment rate

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

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

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
20106.86.96.666.16.165.95.85.75.75.66.1
201165.95.65.35.55.95.85.95.85.65.25.45.7
20125.75.85.44.95.35.65.65.454.94.855.3
20135.55.45.14.85.15.55.45.35.15.454.85.2
20145.35.45.34.64.95.15.15.14.74.54.54.34.9
20154.94.84.544.34.34.243.83.73.63.54.1
20163.93.93.73.33.43.83.83.93.83.73.53.53.7
201743.93.73.23.43.53.53.53.2332.83.4
20183.33.232.52.632.82.92.62.62.52.62.8
20193.22.92.72.22.52.62.62.72.32.32.22.12.5
20202.72.43.011.39.8
8.98.56.76.55.4
4.9  
Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
Italicized: Preliminary.


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)

 199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Prince William County2.34.04.73.63.33.32.82.62.01.91.82.53.43.43.02.72.42.53.35.46.15.75.35.24.94.13.73.42.7 2.5
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA3.24.65.24.74.14.23.93.63.12.62.73.44.03.83.73.53.13.03.76.06.36.15.85.65.14.43.93.73.3 3.1
Virginia4.55.96.35.24.94.54.43.82.92.72.33.24.24.13.83.63.13.03.96.77.16.66.15.75.24.54.13.73.0 2.8

Notes: Virginia 2014-2018 unemployment data reflect revised population controls and model reestimation. 2010-2018 unemployment data for Prince William County and the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA were subject to revision on April 19, 2019

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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 3
Retail Trade​21.3%​22.2%​​21.0%​18.7%​19.3%
18.8%
18.4%
17.8%​17.1%​
Educational Services
​11.0%​11.7%​​11.7%​13.1%​13.9%
12.8%
12.7%
12.9%​11.6%
Accommodation and Food Services
​10.6%​10.9%​​10.2%​9.8%​10.2%
10.8%
11.1%
11.0%​11.2%​
Construction11.9%​11.1%​11.4%​15.1%​9.7%​10.6%​10.7%​10.7%​11.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance​4.9%​6.7%​​7.4%​7.3%​9.1%10.0%10.1%10.1%10.8%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
​3.6%​4.2%​​5.0%​6.2%7.6%
7.4%
7.4%
7.4%​7.7%
Public Administration
​8.4%​5.9%​​6.2%4.9%​6.6%
6.1%
5.9%
5.9%​5.8%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management
​2.3%​4.2%​​5.6%5.1%4.8%5.2%
5.4%
5.1%​5.5%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
​1.6%​2.4%​​2.8%​3.0%3.0%
3.4%
3.3%
3.4%​4.2%
Other Services (except public administration)
​4.0%​4.0%​​3.4%​3.3%​3.2%
3.5%
3.5%
3.6%​3.4%
Wholesale Trade
​2.7%​2.2%​​2.5%​2.2%​2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.3%​2.3%
Transportation and Warehousing
​3.0%​2.9%​​2.5%​2.3%2.4%
2.0%
2.0%
1.9%​2.0%​
Finance and Insurance
​2.3%​1.8%​​1.7%​1.8%​1.6%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%​1.6%
Manufacturing
​5.2%​3.9%​​3.3%​2.2%​1.7%
1.5%
1.6%
1.6%​1.5%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
​2.2%​1.4%​​1.4%​1.6%​1.5%
1.3%
1.3%
1.4%​1.3%​
Information
​2.5%​2.6%​​2.0%​1.5%1.5%
1.4%
1.1%
1.2%​1.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises
​0.2%​0.5%​​0.8%​0.8%0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
0.6%​0.6%​
Utilities
​1.7%​1.1%​​0.8%​0.6%0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.6%​0.6%​
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
​0.2%​0.2%​​0.2%​0.2%0.1%
0.0%
0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
​N/A​N/A​​N/AN/A0.1%0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​0.1%​


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/

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