Workforce Summary

FredRegion Virginia USA
Total Civilian Workforce 178,842 4,291,796 159,807,099
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.4% 65.6% 63.3%
Total Employed 131,017 4,100,225 154,827,599
Total Unemployed 10,131 255,340 11,805,773
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.7% 4.1%
Arm Forces Labor force 6,936 111,328 1,011,641
Veterans (Age 18-64) 31,093 442,065 10,165,671

Union Membership

FredRegion Virginia USA
Total 4.7% 4.5% 10.7%
Private 2.4% 2.8% 6.4%
Public 12% 12.4% 35.1%
Manufacturing 4.7% 5.6% 8.7%

Commuter Workforce Skills Study

In 2016, the Regional Commuter Workforce Skills Study was completed by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) Center for Business Research, which provides┬áboth an overview of the region’s workforce skills and also in-depth data for businesses interested in expanding or relocating to the Region.

Summary of Key Findings

  • The estimated number of commuters is 61,639.
  • More than half of all commuters estimate that it takes at least one hour to get to work each day.
  • Commuters tend to have higher levels of education than non-commuters.
  • More than half of all commuters work in the Targeted Industry Clusters for the Fredericksburg Region.
  • Commuters have higher average income than non-commuters at every level of education.
  • Commuters are much more likely to have military experience (active duty or National Guard) than non-commuters (28% versus 12%).



Commuter Fields of Study

Commuter Employment Type


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