People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work
What does this measure?
The percentage of workers, age 16 or older, that entered or left the county for work during the year.
Why is this important?
The flow of workers into and out of a county is an indicator of a county’s economic vitality and ability to draw in employers and employees.
How are Cayuga and Seneca counties performing?
About 40% of residents of both Cayuga and Seneca counties left their home counties to work, while 20% of workers in Cayuga and 31% of workers in Seneca were from outside the county. Cayuga had about 9,000 more workers leaving than coming in, and Seneca had about 2,000. Two of the comparison counties, Oswego and Wayne, had a lot more workers leaving, nearly 50% of resident workers, while Onondaga had fewer workers leaving (7%). Ontario had roughly equal numbers of workers entering and leaving the county.
Notes about the data
Some counties will be expected to lose more workers than they draw in because of their proximity to more metropolitan counties. Out–of–state residents are not included. The percentage of workers leaving the county is calculated out of all county residents who work. The percentage of workers entering the county is calculated out of all workers employed within the county.