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 625,000 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 8%
Manufacturing 14%
Transportation and Warehousing 13%
Education/Healthcare 16%
Retail/Wholesale/Hospitality 22%
Business/Professional Services 11%
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, December  2023

Unemployment Data

View the latest workforce information for Franklin County, UPDATED May 29, 2024

Major Employers

View the Listing of Major Employers, updated January 2024

Employment is approximate, Prepared by the FCADC, January 2024
unemployment rate
non-farm jobs
labor force within 40-miles from Franklin County
labor force within Franklin County