Employment in Culture

Culture as a % of overall employment. Culture industry includes arts, culture and recreation.

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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.
Culture & recreation industry employment included using the 2-digit NAICS code 71, which includes arts, entertainment and recreation.

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.
Culture and recreation industry employment included using the 2-digit NAICS code 71, which includes arts, entertainment and recreation.
* Includes the Town of Ashland

Why It's Important

Arts and culture is a vital part of the region. It helps create a sense of place, brings people together, provides entertainment, increases quality of life, and is an important contributor to the local economy. Tracking the number of employees in this sector is a proxy for the overall vitality of the arts and culture scene.

In the Richmond Region, this statistic increased from 2.1% to 2.2% since 1st quarter 2015.