Greater Chatham’s workforce is here for you. We’re employed in construction, health care, education, finance, retail, public administration, administration, accommodation and food service, transportation, and manufacturing, wholesale trade.
We have a large variety of residents with various skills and educational backgrounds. Our residents educational ranges from those with graduate degrees (7%) , College graduates (12%), Associate degrees (8%), Some college, no degree (30%), High School Diploma (29%) and less than high school (14%). Our middle-skill neighbors are mature and have experience. The median age (which means if you lined everyone up by age the person in the middle would be the median ) is 35 years in Greater Grand Crossing to a high of 44 years in Avalon Park.
Of our workforce, 57% are active in the labor force. 80% are employed and 20% are unemployed, based on 2013-2017 census data. 43% of our workforce is in the informal economy, which means they are not employed nor are they looking for work.