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Workforce

Paulding County Workforce (May 2013)

Paulding Labor Force 73,750  
Paulding Unemployed 5,725  
Paulding Unemployment Rate 7.8%  
Paulding Labor Market 660,597  
Paulding Labor Market Unemployed 52,669  
Paulding Labor Market Unemployment Rate 7.9%  
GA Unemployment Rate 8.5% 2nd highest percentage of high school graduates in the labor market.
Certified Work Ready Community 76% of employed residents work outside the county. Many of these individuals would prefer to work in Paulding and present an attractive available workforce for new and expanding businesses.
Average Hourly Wage $15.90  
Average Salary $33,072  

Paulding Labor Market Industry Mix Employment (4th Quarter 2012)

Industry Number Percent
Manufacturing 42,204 9.4 (total)
Transportation Equipment 10,343 24.5 (manufacturing)
Food 4,091 9.7 (manufacturing)
Plastics and Rubber Products 3,638 8.6 (manufacturing)
Fabricated Metal Products 2,801 6.6 (manufacturing)
Machinery and Equipment 1,597 3.8 (manufacturing)
Healthcare and Social Assistance 45,960 10.2 (total)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 30,916 6.9 (total)
Construction 24,101 5.4 (total)
Finance and Insurance 15,419 3.4 (total)
Transportation and Warehousing 13,883 3.1 (total)
Information 8,892 2.0 (total)

Paulding Employed Residents by Industry (2006-2010 average)

Industry Number Percent
Healthcare, Education and Social Assistance 12,599 19.6
Manufacturing 6,409 10.0
Construction 6,081 9.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 5,999 9.3
Finance and Insurance 4,830 7.5
Transportation and Warehousing 4,347 6.8
Information 2,035 2.2

Paulding Employed Residents by Industry (2006-2010 average)

Industry Number Percent
Healthcare, Education and Social Assistance 12,599 19.6
Manufacturing 6,409 10.0
Construction 6,081 9.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 5,999 9.3
Finance and Insurance 4,830 7.5
Transportation and Warehousing 4,347 6.8
Information 2,035 2.2

Population

  2010 Census 2012 Rank 2012 Estimate % Change 2010-2012 2025 Projected* % Change 2010-2025
Paulding 142,324 15 144,800 1.7 236,668 66.3
City of Dallas 11,544          
Paulding Area 1,243,744   1,268,042 2.0 1,800,654 44.8
Georgia 9,687,653   9,919,945 2.4 13,426,590 38.6
United States 308,745,538   313,914,040 1.7 349,439,199 13.2

Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, *Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

Population Estimates

Commuting Patterns

Employed Residents of Paulding
County Where Employed Number Percent of Total
Cobb, GA 23,055 36.6
Paulding, GA 16,392 26.0
Fulton, GA 10,045 15.9
Douglas, GA 4,609 7.3
Dekalb, GA 1,638 2.6
Bartow, GA 1,201 1.9
Gwinnett, GA 1,132 1.8
Carroll, GA 1,090 1.7
Other 3,829 6.1
Total Residents: 62,991 100.0

Note: Other category represents employment from U.S. counties only.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2010 County-To-County Worker Flow Files.

Persons Working in Paulding
County of Residence Number Percent of Total
Paulding, GA 16,392 66.1
Cobb, GA 3,694 14.9
Douglas, GA 1,090 4.4
Carroll, GA 542  2.2
Polk, GA 524 2.1
Bartow, GA 495 2.0
Cherokee, GA 490 2.0
Haralson, GA 322 1.3
Other 1,259 5.1
Total Residents: 24,808 100.0

Note: Other category represents employment from U.S. counties only.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2010 County-To-County Worker Flow Files.

Education of the Labor Force

Paulding Labor Market
  Percent of Total 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64  65+
Elementary 4.9% 3.9% 5.1%  3.3% 3.8% 12.1%
Some High School 9.7% 16.8%  8.4% 7.5% 7.6% 14.2%
High School Grad/GED 28.1% 34.2% 24.4% 25.2% 28.0%  33.6%
Some College 21.5% 32.8% 21.1%  20.0% 20.1% 17.2%
College Grad 2 Yr 5.8% 3.6% 6.2% 6.5% 6.9% 3.6%
College Grad 4 Yr 20.3% 8.1% 25.4% 25.6% 21.5% 11.6%
Post Grad Studies 9.7% 0.6% 9.4% 12.0% 12.2% 7.8%
Totals 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Note: Totals are based on the portion of the labor force between ages 18 - 65+. Some College category represents the percentage total of workers with either Some College with no degree or an Associate degree. Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2010 ACS 5-year estimate.



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