County Armagh is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland, and takes its name from its county town of Armagh. It shares its borders with County Down (to the east), Monaghan and Tyrone (to the west), Louth (to the south), and Lough Neagh (the biggest lake in Northern Ireland) to the north. The largest towns in the district are Newry, Craigavon, Armagh City, and Portadown.
The current population is approximately 258,843, and roughly 109,369 of these are of working age. The majority of staff are employed by the public sector (30%), the wholesale and retail trade (19%), manufacturing (13%), construction (10%), hotels and restaurants (5%), and transport, storage/communications (4%). The unemployment rate averages at 5.4% for the county and the average wage is around £30,000.
According to 2011 figures, over 10,500 businesses are registered in County Armagh, the largest proportions of which are in the agricultural and construction sectors. The county has the highest proportion of transport businesses in the whole of Northern Ireland, and also possesses a large amount of-food related companies, including those who supply multinational food chains.
The area offers good transport links via the M1, A1, train, and extensive Ulsterbus service, and recruitment agencies believe the county offers good employment prospects.