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 Sector

Description: Similar to business starts, rising employment indicates increased economic activity. Tracking employment by sector, closely with business starts, will help the county assess in which sector the largest employment growth is happening.  Furthermore, private sector job growth is integral to future economic growth as it reflects a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial activity

Performance Measure: Percent of Annual Employment by Sector – measures the annual percent of employment for the three government (federal, state, and local) and private sectors within Fairfax County.

Data: Infographic – Employment and Wage

Interpretation: Total employment across all sectors slightly increased by 1.1% from 2016, while the percent of employment by sector has remained consistent over the last six years.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Employment by sector pie chart.

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