The Culpeper Workforce

County Workforce: 22,865

Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (5.8% predicted for 2012)

Average Hourly Wages:

  • Semi-Skilled: $12.71
  • Skilled: $17.54
  • Technical: $18.17

Workforce within 30 Miles: 183,063

Union Activity 1995 to Present:

  • Number of Union Elections: 1
  • Number of Union Elections Won: 0

Out Commuter Workforce: 10,518 (2009)

Out Commuter Workforce Skill Sets:

Skills Number of Commuters Percent of Commuters
Office Operations 4,210 54%
Middle Management 3,510 45%
Manufacturing/Assembly/Fabrication 1,950 25%
Production Machine/Systems
Operations/Maintenance 1,330 17%
Warehouse/Materials Handling 2,180 28%
Technician/Quality Assurance 1,790 23%
Maintenance/Installation/Repair 1,790 23%
Medical/Health Sciences 1,010 13%
Machining/Welding 860 11%
Upper Management 2,340 30%
Middle Management 3,510 45%
IT/Telecommunications 1,560 20%
Database Management/Operations 1,790 23%
Electronic Information Provider 550 7%
Electronics/Engineering 700 9%
Computer Network Engineering 860 11%
Security Systems
Management/Operations 620 8%
Software Development/Programming 860 11%
Internet Services 860 11%
Content/Web Design/Maintenance 470 6%

Note: Individuals polled may have skills in more than one job classification.

Commuters’ Opinions on Comparable / Available Jobs

When asked, the 7,800 individuals who live in Culpeper County, but work elsewhere, said they would consider taking a job in Culpeper County if one comparable to their current job became available. For the 7,100 full-time workers, 81%, or approximately 5,750 individuals, responded in the affirmative.