Labor Data

Detailed Labor Statistics

Unemployment
Unemployment Rate (June 2016)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 5.1%
Extended Labor Market Area 4.6%
Statewide 4.0%
Unemployed (2015)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 4,012
Extended Labor Market Area 26,727
Total 30,739
Underemployed (1st Quarter 2016)  
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 8,849
Extended Labor Market Area 69,382
Total 78,231

 

Employment by Sector* 4th Qtr. 2015)
Agriculture Forestry Fishing and Hunting 1318 2.6%
Mining Quarrying and Oil & Gas Extraction 169 0.3%
Utilities 307 0.6%
Construction 2,351 4.6%
Manufacturing 5,440 10.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,123 2.2%
Retail Trade 5,817 11.4%
Transportation and Warehousing 1,711 3.3%
Information 412 0.8%
Finance and Insurance 868 1.7%
Real Estate and Rental & Leasing 324 0.6%
Professional Scientific and Technical Services 953 1.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 326 0.6%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 2,047 4.0%
Educational Services 788 1.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance 7,757 15.1%
Arts Entertainment and Recreation 230 0.4%
Accomodation and Food Serivces 4,048 7.9%
Other Services 1,363 2.7%
Total Government 13,798 26.9%
Federal Government 720 1.4%
State Government 6,075 11.9%
Local Government 7,003 13.7%
Unclassified 71 0.1%
Total 51,222 100.0%

 *By Business Establishment

 

Major Employers
Manufacturing    
Company Product/ Service Estimated Employment
Beach Mold & Tool, Inc 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
Global Safety Textiles, LLC Fabric Mill 300-599
Virginia Marble Manufacturers, Inc Marble Tops 300-599
NonManufacturing    
Centra Southside Community Hospital Health Care 300-599
Greensville Correctional Center Correctional Institution 600-999
Jones Apparel Group  Apparel Distribution 300-599
Longwood University Higher Education 1,000-1,499
Microsoft Data Center Data Housing 100-299
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital State Hospital 300-599
S&M Brands Tobacco Wholesaler 50-99
Southern Virgina Regional Medical Ctr Health Care 300-599
Southside Virginia Community College Higher Education 300-599
VCU-Community Memorial Health Ctr Health Care 600-999
Wal-Mart Associates Retail Super Center 600-999

Estimated Earnings (May 2011)
Occupation Median Wage Mean Wage Median Salary Mean Salary
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $9.53 $10.08 $19,833.39 $20,966.23
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $12.61 $14.29 $26,224.78 $29,714.59
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $15.39 $15.82 $31,999.55 $32,917.38
Team Assemblers $8.78 $9.24 $18,266.32 $19,215.57
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $19.59 $22.03 $40,766.21 $45,822.14
Maintenance and Reair Workers, General $13.85 $15.71 $28,816.19 $32,664.50
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $21.01 $21.11 $43,706.46 $43,910.28
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $17.53 $17.85 $36,471.23 $37,112.11
Office Clerks, General $10.52 $11.31 $21,896.99 $23,509.15
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical & Executive $14.32 $14.61 $29,782.38 $30,389.73
Receptionista and Information Clerks $10.80 $11.03 $22,468.85 $22,949.46
Customer Service Representatives $12.70 $13.96 $26,430.30 $29,032.07
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $14.72 $14.86 $30,624.96 $30,921.03
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $20.25 $21.73 $42,115.91 $45,191.18
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $16.17 $16.19 $33,628.24 $33,669.77
Computer Support Specialists $19.25 $21.38 $40,039.65 $44,488.84
Network and Computer Systems Administrators* $29.97 $30.91 $62,319.02 $64,292.38
Accountants and Auditors $29.37 $30.96 $61,093.44 $64,394.53
Management Analysts $29.21 $30.35 $60,747.56 $63,126.28
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $16.41 $20.74 $34,131.50 $43,149.83



Population
Gender Distribution (2011) Male Female
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 52.2% 47.8%
Race/Ethnicity (2011)
Classification
Profile
Area
Extended
Labor Area
White 59,463 487,293
Black 47,256 256,476
Two or More 1,351 13,936
Asian 526 13,716
American Indian or Alaska Native 374 6,971
Pacific Islander 58 506
Hispanic (may be of any race) 3,103 37,006
Median Age (2011)
Brunswick 42 years
Charlotte 44 years
Emporia 39 years
Greensville 41 years
Lunenburg 44 years
Mecklenburg 46 years
Nottoway 41 years