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

Atlanta, Georgia Metro Area

MSA: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton
Population (2016 estimate): 5.8 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 2.7 million
Average Earnings (2016): $48,970

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 166,550 65.2 1.3 $107,350
Business and Financial Operations 167,020 65.4 1.3 $65,000
IT and Mathematical 114,580 44.9 1.5 $84,060
Architecture and Engineering 41,020 16.1 0.9 $74,230
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 12,760 5.0 0.6 $58,780
Community and Social Services 24,950 9.8 0.7 $43,320
Legal and Judicial 22,310 8.7 1.1 $79,020
Education, Training, and Library 145,470 57.0 0.9 $47,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 36,470 14.3 1.1 $46,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 128,200 50.2 0.9 $63,740
Healthcare Support 54,340 21.3 0.7 $28,000
Protective Services 56,580 22.2 0.9 $36,280
Food Preparation and Serving Related 238,240 93.3 1.0 $18,770
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 63,900 25.0 0.8 $23,910
Personal Care and Services 56,090 22.0 0.7 $21,500
Sales and Related 286,430 112.2 1.1 $27,320
Office and Administrative Support 401,220 157.1 1.0 $34,210
Construction and Extraction 81,540 31.9 0.8 $38,430
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 98,050 38.4 1.0 $43,030
Production 140,310 55.0 0.9 $30,450
Transportation and Material Moving 215,540 84.4 1.2 $29,950

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