Employed in Healthcare

Healthcare as a % of overall employment. Health care industry includes both healthcare and social assistance sub-industries.

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Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economic and Analytics, 3rd quarter 2017. U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Healthcare industry employment included using the 2-digit NAICS code 62 which includes the healthcare and social assistance sub-industries.

The jurisdictions in the CRC-footprint include: the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economic and Analytics, 3rd quarter 2017. U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Healthcare industry employment included using the 2-digit NAICS code 62 which includes the healthcare and social assistance sub-industries.
* Includes the Town of Ashland

Why It's Important

The healthcare industry is a high skilled, high wage sector of the economy. It is the largest and fastest growing industry in the nation and with an aging population it is expected to be the highest growth industry in the foreseeable future.

In the Richmond Region, this statistic decreased from 14.7% to 14% since 1st quarter 2015.