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

Athens, Georgia Metro Area

MSA: Athens-Clarke County, GA
counties: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe
Population (2016 estimate): 205,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 94,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,100

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 3,970 48.0 1.0 $87,140
Business and Financial Operations 2,780 33.6 0.7 $51,200
IT and Mathematical 1,220 14.7 0.5 $52,400
Architecture and Engineering 680 8.2 0.5 $63,730
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,860 34.5 4.2 $49,970
Community and Social Services 960 11.5 0.8 $39,640
Legal and Judicial 440 5.4 0.7 $53,980
Education, Training, and Library 8,310 100.3 1.6 $48,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 830 10.0 0.7 $39,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 6,100 73.7 1.2 $57,230
Healthcare Support 1,870 22.5 0.8 $27,810
Protective Services 1,570 18.9 0.8 $35,160
Food Preparation and Serving Related 9,780 118.1 1.3 $18,660
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,490 30.0 1.0 $24,800
Personal Care and Services 2,310 27.8 0.9 $18,900
Sales and Related 8,390 101.2 1.0 $22,820
Office and Administrative Support 13,210 159.5 1.0 $29,860
Construction and Extraction 2,110 25.5 0.6 $36,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,910 35.1 0.9 $37,960
Production 5,060 61.0 0.9 $31,380
Transportation and Material Moving 4,830 58.3 0.8 $28,920

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