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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Ames, Iowa Metro Area

MSA: Ames, IA
county: Story
Population (2016 estimate): 97,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 2.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 53,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,680

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 2,790 63.8 1.3 $85,430
Business and Financial Operations 2,750 63.0 1.2 $59,710
IT and Mathematical 1,440 32.9 1.1 $68,110
Architecture and Engineering 910 20.7 1.2 $69,550
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,520 34.9 4.3 $56,110
Community and Social Services 460 10.5 0.7 $42,350
Legal and Judicial 170 3.9 0.5 $57,620
Education, Training, and Library 3,970 90.9 1.5 $59,330
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 670 15.3 1.1 $42,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 2,120 48.6 0.8 $57,330
Healthcare Support 1,030 23.5 0.8 $30,040
Protective Services 530 12.2 0.5 $52,110
Food Preparation and Serving Related 4,670 106.8 1.2 $19,280
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,520 34.8 1.1 $26,450
Personal Care and Services 1,410 32.3 1.0 $23,820
Sales and Related 3,860 88.4 0.9 $23,870
Office and Administrative Support 5,410 123.8 0.8 $34,630
Construction and Extraction 1,980 45.2 1.1 $37,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1,910 43.8 1.1 $43,390
Production 2,520 57.6 0.9 $36,490
Transportation and Material Moving 1,970 45.1 0.7 $26,710