Labor Force: Overall
Northern Virginia’s immigrant population is well-suited to maintaining and expanding the region’s labor force
2013 to 2017 Period
In Northern Virginia, less than two-thirds, or 61.6 percent of the U.S.-born population are of working age — between 16 and 64 years old — the range considered to be working age by the Department of Labor.
Meanwhile, more than four out of five, or 83.9 percent of the immigrant population in the region are of working age.
While immigrants make up 27.4 percent of the overall population, they make up 34.0 percent of the region’s working-age population.
Northern Virginia has a high percentage of immigrants, 31.8 percent, working in STEM industries compared to 22.8 percent of immigrants overall in the United States.