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

Birmingham, Alabama Metro Area

MSA: Birmingham-Hoover, AL
counties: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Walker
Population (2016 estimate): 1.1 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.4%
NFP Employment (2016): 521,000
Average Earnings (2016): $44,820

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 21,770 43.1 0.9 $101,010
Business and Financial Operations 24,060 47.7 0.9 $61,820
IT and Mathematical 12,050 23.9 0.8 $74,720
Architecture and Engineering 7,330 14.5 0.8 $71,350
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,030 4.0 0.5 $51,490
Community and Social Services 4,250 8.4 0.6 $41,370
Legal and Judicial 4,070 8.1 1.1 $66,810
Education, Training, and Library 24,060 47.7 0.8 $48,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 5,960 11.8 0.9 $34,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 42,710 84.6 1.4 $56,960
Healthcare Support 13,450 26.7 0.9 $24,760
Protective Services 13,250 26.3 1.1 $30,140
Food Preparation and Serving Related 41,600 82.4 0.9 $19,240
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 14,100 27.9 0.9 $21,970
Personal Care and Services 11,880 23.5 0.7 $19,250
Sales and Related 61,580 122.0 1.2 $27,010
Office and Administrative Support 83,610 165.7 1.1 $33,060
Construction and Extraction 19,970 39.6 1.0 $38,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 23,960 47.5 1.2 $43,360
Production 33,870 67.1 1.0 $31,430
Transportation and Material Moving 38,590 76.5 1.1 $28,020

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