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

Bellingham, Washington Metro Area

MSA: Bellingham, WA
county: Whatcom
Population (2016 estimate): 217,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 91,000
Average Earnings (2016): $43,400

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 3,430 41.7 0.8 $91,760
Business and Financial Operations 3,810 46.3 0.9 $60,860
IT and Mathematical 1,310 16.0 0.5 $65,330
Architecture and Engineering 1,310 15.9 0.9 $77,470
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 580 7.0 0.9 $57,310
Community and Social Services 1,190 14.5 1.0 $49,110
Legal and Judicial 390 4.8 0.6 $62,650
Education, Training, and Library 5,830 70.9 1.2 $47,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,210 14.7 1.1 $38,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 4,150 50.5 0.9 $71,930
Healthcare Support 2,290 27.8 1.0 $34,810
Protective Services 1,470 17.9 0.7 $70,120
Food Preparation and Serving Related 8,870 108.0 1.2 $23,840
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,860 34.8 1.1 $26,840
Personal Care and Services 2,470 30.1 0.9 $24,540
Sales and Related 9,190 111.9 1.1 $28,540
Office and Administrative Support 12,250 149.1 1.0 $35,430
Construction and Extraction 4,330 52.7 1.3 $52,950
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 3,260 39.7 1.0 $46,260
Production 6,410 78.0 1.2 $36,730
Transportation and Material Moving 5,250 63.9 0.9 $35,490

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