LABOR MARKET

SIZE

The population of Washington County is 61,778, with 273,815 people residing in adjacent counties. The work force in Washington County is 28,900 with 131,894 in nearby counties (Ohio & WV). Unemployment in Washington County for July 2016 was 6.4%, which is up from July 2015 and slightly lower than most counties in Ohio.

In the past year, Ohio's labor force has grown by 97,000. July 2016 is the fifth straight month where Ohio's labor force participation rate has been higher than the nation. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CES Survey

LABOR COSTS

When your taxes and cost of living are lower, so are your payroll costs. The savings goes straight to the bottom line.

REGIONAL WAGE RATE COMPARISON(all occupations)

Location

Mean Hourly Wage

% of Natl. Mean

United States

$ 22.01

100%

Charleston, WV

$ 20.00

85%

Cincinnati, OH

$ 22.61

97%

Cleveland, OH

$ 22.72

99%

Columbus, OH

$ 22.80

99%

Huntington, WV - Ashland, KY

$ 18.88

82%

Parkersburg, WV - Marietta, OH

$ 18.01

81%

Pittsburgh, PA

$ 22.24

97%

Source: May 2015 Metropolitan Area Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor statistics and U.S. Department of Labor