Economy of the Drôme department

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Most of the economic activity of the Drôme department is located in the west of the department, along the Rhône valley. This area which contains most of the population of the department, also has accessible transportation, such as the A7 autoroute and the rail routes LGV Rhône-Alpes and LGV Méditerranée. Economic activity in Valence, Drôme was boosted by the creation of the Valence TGV line in 2001.

Statistics[edit]

  • Total employment (2004): 158 930 (about 10.6% is self-employed)
  • Unemployment rate (2006): 9.9%
  • Jobs per sector of activity (2005)
    • Agriculture: 6.0%
    • Industry: 20.4%
    • BTP: 6.8%
    • Commerce: 15.0%
    • Services: 51.8%
  • Qualification of Jobs (1999)
    • Farmers: 4.0%
    • CEO: 7.8%
    • Executives: 9.6%
    • Technicians and associate professionals: 23.0%
    • Employees: 27.2%
    • Labourers: 28.5%
  • Average annual salary (2004)
    • CEO: 53 113 €
    • Executives: 39 265 €
    • Technicians and associate professionals: 22 927 €
    • Employees: 15 688 €
    • Labourers: 16 344 €
    • Apprentices and labourers : 7 498 €

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Main companies[edit]

Main companies in 2002
Rank Company Revenue Headquarters Activity
1 Imaje 231 Million Euros Bourg-lès-Valence Industrial plant
2 Alain Manoukian 157 Million Euros Tain-l'Hermitage Moving company
3 Lafuma 154 Million Euros Anneyron Hiking equipment
4 Crouzet Automations 122 Million Euros Valence Automation systems
5 Spit 121 Million Euros Bourg-lès-Valence Metallic fixation systems

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