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Workforce Employment Graphs

May 9, 2017

Category: Workforce

Workforce Employment Graphs



Local employers routinely report that Fairmont’s labor force is highly productive, has a notably low absentee rate, and either lives within city limits or commutes from a 35-mile radius (83 percent commute less than 20 minutes to work). These dedicated men and women are also highly educated: 35 percent have a high school degree; 36 percent have some college or an associated degree; and 22 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. According to U.S. Census Bureau, more people come to Fairmont for work than leave to do their jobs, and the unemployment rate has steadily been less than the national average.

For detailed employment figures see above.