Labor Market in the Purple Line Corridor

Goal: Workers and employers in the corridor grow in number and are well matched in skill level and location.
Strategies:
  • Identify skills needed for future purple line corridor jobs and develop workforce training strategy
  • Enhance or launch workforce education, apprenticeship and training programs

Largest Change: Unemployment Rate

International Corridor

2.56%

Largest Change: Bachelor Degree Holders

University of Maryland

8.37%

Highest Median Wage

Bethesda

$62,471

Subarea Unemployment Rate (2000) Unemployment Trend Unemployment Rate (2014) Periodic Unemployment Change 2014 - 2000 Change
Bethesda - Chevy Chase 2.09% 2.84% 0.76%
Silver Spring 3.26% 6.46% 3.19%
International Corridor 6.14% 9.11% 2.97%
University of Maryland 7.02% 11.80% 4.77%
Riverdale - New Carrolton 7.10% 48.40% 3.50%
Total Unemployment Change 5.16% 8.19% 3.03%
Denotations: D1 - Year 2000, D2 - Year 2006 to 2010, D3 - Year 2009 to 2013, D4 - Year 2010 to 2014. If you hover over the sparkline for unemployment trend, you can see the value in each division. Unemployment Change column depicts change in population per division.