Employment & Wages

Job growth in York County has been strong in the 21st Century, with a 30.2% increase in employment between 2000 and 2006. During the period, total job growth for the Peninsula was 3.8%. Most of the jobs created since 2001 have been in the relatively low-paying retail and services sectors, which have surpassed the construction industry to become the County's two largest job sectors. This is reflected in the fact that York has lagged behind neighboring jurisdictions in wage growth between 2001 and 2006.