Workforce Profile

IMG_9212Our highly trained workforce of over 230,000 is drawn from a excellent mix of job experiences across seven counties and five cities. Companies in Amherst County agree the workforce has strong work ethic and low absenteeism rates. Very low union activity combined with Virginia’s Right-To-Work law creates an ideal environment for businesses.

Here is a quick view of Amherst County’s workforce.

  Amherst County Extended Labor Market Total
 32,300 461,400 493,700
 Labor Force


 Unemployment Rate
(July. 2016)
 4.3% 4.3%  

 Labor knows no boundaries. Workers in the region commute long distances for good jobs.

Extended Labor Market

Amherst Location - VEDP 








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Workforce Profile

Wage Rates by Occupation Pg 9
Wage Rates

Education pg 10,11

Commuting Patterns (pg 10-11)
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Within Amherst County’s extended labor market is Region 2000, a 2,000 square mile area composed of the City of Lynchburg; the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell; and the towns of Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Brookneal. For Region 2000 labor market information go to Region 2000

For additional detailed labor information on Amherst County, go to the Virginia Employment Commission community profile.