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Virginia

  • "Right to Work" state
  • 3rd lowest in US for Workers' Compensation Insurance Comparative Costs (per $100 payroll)…$2.20 for manufacturing (Source: Actuarial & Technical Solutions, Inc. Workers’ Compensation State Rankings Manufacturing Industry Rates & Statutory Benefit Provisions, 2005 Edition)
  • 8th lowest in US for Estimated Average Unemployment Insurance Tax per Employee…$160 (Source: National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation & Workers’ Compensation, Average Employer Contribution Rates by State, 2003-2005, August 2005)

 

Employment Statistics
Workforce area Civilian wF employed unemployed unemp Rate
PG County 15,247 14,931 496 3.2%
Crater LWIA 77,250 74,119 3,131 4.1%
Richmond MSA 632,250 612,318 19,932 3.2%
Virginia 3,998,569 3,878,988 119,581 3.0%

Source:  Virginia Unemployment Commission; 2006

Commuting Patterns
Who Number Percentage
PG Workers (2000 Census) 15,943
PG residents working in PG 7,180 45%
PG residents working outside PG (OUT commuters) 8,763 55%
Outside residents working in PG (IN commuters) 8,363 54%

 

Employment by Sector
Number Employment type percentage
129 Agriculture & Mining 1%
934 Construction 8%
2,145 Manufacturing 17%
678 Transportation, warehousing, utilities 5%
1,748 Retail & Wholesale Trade 14%
717 Finance, insurance, real estate 6%
4,654 Services 37%
1,485 Government 12%
Source: 2000 US Census

Wages by Industry
# Establishments industry avg
employment
avg wages
per week
445 Total, All 11,313 $771
28 Public Admin. 2,570 $1,145
86 Trade, Transp, Util 3,007 $848
327 Service - Providing 10 $781
26 Manufacturing 841 $768
118 Goods - Producing 1,379 $703
42 Education/Health 1,428 $651
3 Information 47 $630
28 Financial Services 143 $623
88 Construction 524 $604
34 Other Services 186 $572
4 Nat. Res./Mining 14 $494
72 Prof./Bus. Services 1,715 $482
34 Leisure/Hospitality 838 $334

 

Major Industrial Employers in Prince George County
Company Product/Service No. Employees
Food Lion Distribution/Food 550
Standard Motor Products Distribution/Auto Parts & Supplies 525
Perdue Distribution/Pre-packaged chicken 375
ACE Hardware Distribution/Hardware Supplies 300
US Merchants Package Manufacturing & Distribution 200
LMR Logistics Automation 125
Metl Span Manufacturing/Insulated Panels 100
Retro Insulation Mechanical & Industrial Insulation 70
Service Center Metals Manufacturing/Aluminum Extrusion 62
Builders Supply Manufacturing/Trusses 45
Noland Distribution/HVAC 42
Marc Bric Manufacturing/Store Displays 40
Vulcan Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel 36
Hopewell Hardwoods Manufacturing/Lumber & Sawmill 35
Ancos Manufacturing/Polymer Processing 30
Oakley Tank Lines Liquid Chemical Transport 30
Aalpha Forming Concrete Shoring & Forming 25

 

Major Public Employers in Prince George County
Employer Type no. employed
Fort Lee Army Military Base 7800
County of Prince George Government 250
Prince George County Public Schools Schools 900