Washington County Draws More Workers From Outside

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Washington County has become more of a magnet for workers who live elsewhere over the past decade.

The Herald Mail reports the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows more than 37,000 workers from outside commuting to jobs in Washington County. That’s up 17 percent from a decade ago.

The data shows 1,500 workers were commuting from Montgomery County. About 7,000 were commuting from Franklin County, Pa., and 4,000 were coming from both Berkeley County, W.Va., and Frederick County, Md.

That contrasts with about 31,000 Washington County residents who leave the county each day for jobs. That number is up barely 1 percent in the past decade.

Experts say it’s a good sign for the county’s economic development.

Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live