A Large and Deep Labor Pool

Chesterfield’s labor pool is large enough to support and diverse enough to supply employees for almost any kind of new business.

Local Labor Force Data

wdt_IDDateLocal Labor ForceEmployedUnemployedUnemployment Rate
107/01/2018189,141183,6185,5232.9

Regional Labor Force Data

wdt_IDDateRegional Labor ForceEmployedUnemployedUnemployment Rate
107/01/2018723,863701,28122,5823.1

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

An Expanding Number of Available Jobs

New and expanding businesses have significantly increased the number of jobs available to county residents. Active recruitment of basic sector industries has also provided additional employment opportunities for workers.

Employment (Jobs) in Chesterfield County

wdt_IDYearTotal EmploymentNet Change% Change
12013122,374------
22014124,3651,9911.63
32015131,1716,8065.47
42016134,1162,9452.37
52017135,8011,6851.28
6Total Change in Employment 2013-201713,42710.97

Source: VA Employment Commission, Labor Market Statistics