Industry Sector

Average Employment by Industry Sector

The Middle Peninsula offers a readily workforce and a varied cluster of employers rooted in manufacturing, avionics, wood products, aquaculture, agriculture as well as niche clusters of information technology. The region also boasts a significant depth of talent in the hospitality industry. With an extended labor market area that dips into neighboring urban centers, employers in the Middle Peninsula region find a diversity of skilled employees that expands the talent pool

Industry Industry Code Region Total % of Total Industry in Region
Accomodation and Food Services 72 2,344 10.0%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 56 718 3.1%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 11 348 1.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 71 364 1.6%
Construction 23 1,569 6.7%
Educational Services 61 Confid. N/A
Finance and Insurance 52 513* N/A
Health Care and Social Assistance 62 3,617 15.5%
Information 51 149 0.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55 N/A N/A
Manufacturing 31-33 977 4.2%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 21 N/A N/A
Other Services (except Public Administration) 81 1,063 4.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 54 964 4.1%
Public Administration 92 1,231 5.3%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 53 195 0.8%
Retail Trade 44-45 3,888 16.7%
Transportation and Warehousing 48-49 546 2.3%
Unclassified Establishments 99 71 0.3%
Utilities 22 N/A N/A
Wholesale Trade 42 656 2.8%
Total, All Industries 0 23,341 100.0%

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 4th quarter, 2018
*Regional Industry Sector Employment Total does not include employment from all communities because of data confidentiality
N/A or Confid.: Regional Sector Employment Total is not available because of data confidentiality in some communities.