Arlington County

Business and Economy in Arlington, VA

Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Arlington, VA, is $105,763, and check out the following articles to get an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.

Employment Overview

While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move, a city’s unemployment rate also is a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Regardless of whether personal employment is a factor, lower unemployment rates often mean a region is better able to attract and retain skilled workers, new industries and retailers. The statistics, here, should provide valuable insight into the health and diversity of Arlington’s economy.

Employment Rate in Arlington County, VA

  Employed 97.3%
  Unemployed 2.7%

Occupations in Arlington, VA

Employment in Arlington, VA

Employment Armed Forces 1.4%
Employment Civilian Labor Force 77.3%
Employment Not in Labor Force 21.4%
Employment Total in Labor Force 78.6%

Industry in Arlington, VA

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.1%
Construction 4.3%
Manufacturing 1.9%
Wholesale Trade 0.9%
Retail Trade 4.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 1.8%
Information 3.1%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 7.6%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 28.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 15.6%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 7.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 6.7%
Public Administration 17.4%

Arlington, VA Rankings