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

Augusta, Georgia Metro Area

MSA: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
counties: Burke (GA), Columbia (GA), Lincoln (GA), McDuffie (GA), Richmond (GA), Aiken (SC), Edgefield (SC)
Population (2016 estimate): 595,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 234,000
Average Earnings (2016): $42,430

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 9,770 45.7 0.9 $86,060
Business and Financial Operations 7,610 35.6 0.7 $59,430
IT and Mathematical 2,710 12.7 0.4 $66,230
Architecture and Engineering 5,610 26.2 1.5 $81,540
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,880 8.8 1.1 $63,040
Community and Social Services 2,290 10.7 0.8 $38,730
Legal and Judicial 760 3.5 0.5 $58,960
Education, Training, and Library 14,980 70.1 1.1 $42,390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,510 7.1 0.5 $35,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 18,860 88.2 1.5 $59,480
Healthcare Support 6,830 31.9 1.1 $24,380
Protective Services 6,620 31.0 1.3 $31,690
Food Preparation and Serving Related 19,530 91.3 1.0 $18,650
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,420 34.7 1.1 $21,490
Personal Care and Services 4,540 21.2 0.7 $19,280
Sales and Related 22,410 104.8 1.0 $22,460
Office and Administrative Support 32,300 151.0 1.0 $29,530
Construction and Extraction 7,980 37.3 0.9 $34,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 9,670 45.2 1.2 $38,840
Production 16,560 77.4 1.2 $36,010
Transportation and Material Moving 13,610 63.6 0.9 $24,760

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