Workforce

Fairfax County boasts a highly educated and trained workforce, where 60 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher level of educational attainment and one in four jobs are in the high-tech sector. Engineers, information security analysts, network administrators and software developers are just some of the technology professionals who work in Fairfax County.

A civilian labor force of more than 600,000 workers and a low unemployment rate make Fairfax County a place where people want to live and work. For additional information on the local workforce, download our Wages and Occupations fact sheet.

Fairfax County also has the largest number of millennial-generation workers in the Washington, D.C., metro area. One in three professional and technical services jobs are held by young adults ages 19 to 34.

The Fairfax County workforce is served by more than 60 accredited two- and four-year institutions of higher education in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., region and a robust network of workforce development programs.

Our Demographics page offers more information about Fairfax County’s 1.1 million residents and workers.