Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-324-5171
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035

Rebecca Moudry,
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

Employment by Race & Education

Indicator

Description: It is important to consider the employment prospects for workers across different demographic groups. Ideally, equity should exist across different populations with respect to reasonable wages, opportunities, and job stability. This metric aims to monitor the percent of the population that is employed full time and whose education attainment is at the minimum a bachelor’s degree level.  Ideally there would not be any significant difference among races

Performance Measure(s): Employment Status (Full Time) by Race – measures the percent of residents by race (Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, White, and Other) who are employed full time.

Data: Infographic – Employment Status

Interpretation: Employment status by race remained relatively consistent from 2013 to 2017, but there are notable differences among the groups. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, One-Year American Community Survey, PUMS Files, 2013 to 2017

Chart of full-time employment by race

Performance Measure(s): Educational Attainment by Race – measures the percent of residents by race (Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, White, and Other) whose educational attainment is a bachelor’s degree or above.

Data: Infographic – Educational Attainment

Interpretation: From the previous year (2016), the percentage of Asians that possess a bachelor’s degree and above increased by 3.3% while other races decreased by approximately 11%.  All other races remained relatively the same.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, One-Year American Community Survey, PUMS Files, 2013 to 2017

Chart of educational attainment by race

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