Labor Force Characteristics

The following statistics summarize the size and characteristics of our county’s labor force.

Chester CountyLabor Shed
Civilian Population 16+, 201715,1761,230,078
Civilian Employed, 201791.8%94.0%
Civilian Unemployed, 20178.2%6.0%

The following table shows our county’s job growth.

Occupation GroupJob Growth (Q2 2012 - Q2 2017)County Percent ChangeUSA Percent ChangeChester Co. Avg. Annual Wages (2016)
Community and Social Service2014.1%3.6%$40,400
Construction and Extraction1157.3%3.3%$33,400
Life, Physical, and Social Science117.2%1.9%$55,200
Transportation and Material Moving2295.4%2.5%$31,400
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance244.3%1.3%$22,100