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

Asheville, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Asheville, NC
counties: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison
Population (2016 estimate): 452,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.3%
NFP Employment (2016): 188,000
Average Earnings (2016): $38,710

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 5,760 31.1 0.6 $87,200
Business and Financial Operations 5,630 30.4 0.6 $55,310
IT and Mathematical 1,940 10.4 0.4 $57,830
Architecture and Engineering 2,580 13.9 0.8 $58,920
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,010 5.4 0.7 $54,860
Community and Social Services 2,680 14.5 1.0 $39,350
Legal and Judicial 910 4.9 0.6 $45,810
Education, Training, and Library 10,160 54.8 0.9 $40,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,520 8.2 0.6 $36,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 16,170 87.2 1.5 $59,090
Healthcare Support 9,240 49.8 1.7 $26,700
Protective Services 4,110 22.1 0.9 $33,270
Food Preparation and Serving Related 24,240 130.7 1.4 $19,380
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,120 38.4 1.2 $22,640
Personal Care and Services 4,890 26.4 0.8 $23,920
Sales and Related 20,880 112.6 1.1 $25,200
Office and Administrative Support 27,120 146.3 0.9 $31,090
Construction and Extraction 5,650 30.5 0.8 $34,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 7,120 38.4 1.0 $38,520
Production 14,900 80.4 1.2 $31,250
Transportation and Material Moving 11,400 61.5 0.9 $28,920

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