Detailed Labor Statistics

Unemployment
Unemployment Rate (December 2019)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 3.4%
Extended Labor Market Area 2.8%
Statewide 2.5%
Unemployed (2018)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 2,691
Extended Labor Market Area 18,322
Total 21,013
Underemployed (4th Quarter 2019)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 6,984
Extended Labor Market Area 65,720
Total 72,704

 

Employment by Sector* 4th Qtr. 2018)
Agriculture Forestry Fishing and Hunting 1,234 2.4%
Mining Quarrying and Oil & Gas Extraction 164 0.3%
Utilities 332 0.7%
Construction 2,032 4.0%
Manufacturing 5,277 10.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,255 2.5%
Retail Trade 5,666 11.1%
Transportation and Warehousing 1,318 2.6%
Information 376 0.7%
Finance and Insurance 819 1.6%
Real Estate and Rental & Leasing 344 0.7%
Professional Scientific and Technical Services 964 1.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 362 0.7%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 2,255 4.4%
Educational Services 826 1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance 7,750 15.2%
Arts Entertainment and Recreation 182 0.4%
Accomodation and Food Serivces 4,187 8.2%
Other Services 1,837 3.6%
Total Government 13,698 26.8%
Federal Government 720 1.4%
State Government 6,112 12.0%
Local Government 7,866 13.5%
Unclassified 150 0.3%
Total 51,028 100.0%

 *By Business Establishment

 

Major Employers
Manufacturing  
Company Product/Service  Estimated Employment
Beach Mold & Tool Molded Plastic Components 100-299
Boars Head Provisions Co., Inc. Deli-style meats 600 - 999
Gemini, Inc. Signs 50 - 99
Georgia Pacific Wood Products Wood products 300 - 599
Genesis Products, Inc. Wood products 100 - 299
Global Safety Textiles, LLC Textiles 300-599
Morgan Lumber Company, Inc. Sawmill 50 - 99
SteelFab Inc. Fabricated structural metal 50 - 99
Toll Integrated Systems Trusses 50 - 99
Virginia Marble Manufacturers, Inc. Marble tops 100 - 299
NonManufacturing  
Company Product/Service Estimated Employment
Centra Southside Community Hospital Health Care 300-599
Greensville Correctional Center Correctional institution 600 - 999
Jones Apparel Group Apparel distribution 300 - 599
Lawrenceville Correctional Center Correctional institution 300 - 599
Longwood University Higher Education 1,000-1,499
Lunenburg Correctional Center Correctional institution 100 - 299
Microsoft Data Center Data Storage 100 - 299
Prospecta Data Storage 100 - 299
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital State hospital 300 - 599
S&M Brands Tobacco wholesaler 50 - 99
Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Health care 300 - 599
Southside Virginia Community College Higher education 300 - 599
VCU Community Memorial Health Center Health Care 600 - 999
Wal-Mart Associates Retail Super Center 600-999

Estimated Earnings (May 2018)
Occupation Median Wage Mean Wage Median Salary Mean Salary
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $11.32 $12.14 $23,550 $25,263
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $20.09 $18.82 $41,784 $39,137
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $18.27 $18.95 $37,994 $39,413
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $14.64 $15.72 $30,452 $32,695
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $19.05 $19.50 $39,621 $40,552
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $25.90 $26.50 $53,876 $55,115
Maintenance and Reair Workers, General $16.56 $18.06 $34,448 $37,570
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $22.41 $23.28 $46,603 $48,419
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $22.92 $23.53 $47,675 $48,949
Office Clerks, General $12.36 $13.70 $25,719 $28,486
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical & Executive $15.17 $16.26 $31,550 $33,820
Receptionists and Information Clerks $13.86 $13.70 $28,825 $28,494
Customer Service Representatives $13.57 $14.82 $28,220 $30,829
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $16.52 $16.81 $34,358 $34,957
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $23.04 $25.57 $47,928 $53,183
Computer Support Specialists $22.74 $23.05 $47,289 $47,962
Network and Computer Systems Administrators* $33.64 $36.26 $69,957 $75,425
Computer Systems Analysts $38.14 $38.67 $79,336 $80,445
Accountants and Auditors $31.01 $33.01 $64.491 $68,654
Human Resources Specialists $24,85 $26.00 $51,697 $54,095