Labor

Franklin County has an ever expanding and diversified workforce that is highly skilled and dependable and features an extremely strong work ethic, with very low private sector unionization rates.

Additionally, Franklin County’s strategic location is convenient to attracting skilled workers from the Quad-State Region of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and other counties in South Central, PA. Together, the region boasts a civilian labor force of more than 590,000 highly skilled and dependable workers within 40 miles of the heart of Franklin County.  Together we are “Four states, four counties, forty miles”.

Sector % Total Employment Franklin County
Agribusiness 6%
Manufacturing 14%
Transportation and Warehousing 11%
Education/Healthcare 17%
Retail/Wholesale/Hospitality 24%
Business/Professional Services 11%
Government Administration 13%
Construction 4%
*  subject to change
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mid-Atlantic Information Office and PA Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workforce Information and Analysis, Workforce Information News Release Chambersburg-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, November 2021

Unemployment Data

View the latest workforce information for Franklin County, UPDATED August 31, 2022

Major Employers

View the Listing of Major Employers, updated February 2022

Employment is approximate, Prepared by the FCADC, February 2022
4.4%
unemployment rate
58,700
non-farm jobs
590,000
labor force within 40-miles from Franklin County
75,200
labor force within Franklin County
2.3%
year over year wage growth reported in Q32020