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 580,000 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 14%
Transportation and Warehousing 12%
Education/Healthcare 17%
Retail/Wholesale/Hospitality 22%
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, February 2020

Unemployment Data

View the latest workforce information for Franklin County, September 29, 2020

Major Employers

View the Listing of Major Employers, updated February 2020

Employment is approximate, Prepared by the FCADC, February 2020
8.9%
unemployment rate (COVID related)
63,600
non-farm jobs
580,000
labor force within 40-miles from Franklin County
79,800
labor force within Franklin County
3.5%
year over year wage growth in 2019