Chesapeake is considered a Medium City with a population of 240,397 and 20,861 businesses. 203 in 2018 were added to the Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 218.
The economy of Chesapeake employs 158,422 people and has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. Some of the largest industries in Chesapeake are Professional Services (1,544),Restaurants (561), and Builders & Contractors (561).
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