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 600,000 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 7%
Manufacturing 15%
Transportation and Warehousing 12%
Education/Healthcare 17%
Retail/Wholesale/Hospitality 23%
Business/Professional Services 10%
Government Administration 12%
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, August 2019

Unemployment Data

View the latest workforce information for Franklin CountyOctober 1, 2019

Major Employers

View the Listing of Major Employers, updated February 2019

Employment is approximate, Prepared by the FCADC, February 2019
3.3%
unemployment rate
1.8%
year over year job growth
600,000
labor force within 40-miles from Franklin County
77,100
labor force within Franklin County
2.9%
year over year wage growth in 2018