Workforce

Total Numbers In Workforce
Labor Force: 19,100
Employment: 18,100
Unemployment: 1,000
Unemployment Rate: 5.2% (September 2002)
(PA Center for Workforce Information Analysis)

Higher Education
High School graduates, age 25+
82.5%Bachelor’s Degree or higher, age 25+   13.2%
(US Census, 2000)

Population Demographics
The 2000 U.S. Census revealed a 4.6% growth in Susquehanna County’s population over the past 10 years, over 1% higher than the state’s average. Susquehanna County’s population density is 51.3 persons per square mile. The county’s median age is 39.5 years.

Total Population (2000)
42,238

Age Cohorts
Under 18: 25.5%
18-24: 6.7%
25-44: 27.1%
45-64: 25.2%
Age 65+: 15.5%

Commuter Data (1990)
Total Employed living in Susquehanna County: 16,787
Total working in Susquehanna County: 8,532  (50.8%)
Total Commuting out of Susquehanna County: 8,255 (49.2%)

Major Employment Areas
Private Industry: 6,721 jobs
Local Government: 1705 jobs
State & Federal Government: 336 jobs