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

Blacksburg, Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
Population (2016 estimate): 183,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 78,000
Average Earnings (2016): $37,370

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 2,170 31.3 0.6 $89,080
Business and Financial Operations 2,560 36.9 0.7 $61,310
IT and Mathematical 1,460 21.1 0.7 $62,790
Architecture and Engineering 1,150 16.7 0.9 $68,340
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,000 14.5 1.8 $50,190
Community and Social Services 1,290 18.6 1.3 $38,600
Legal and Judicial 230 3.3 0.4 $53,750
Education, Training, and Library 8,120 117.2 1.9 N/A
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 760 11.0 0.8 $39,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 3,370 48.6 0.8 $49,970
Healthcare Support 1,260 18.2 0.6 $25,900
Protective Services 1,490 21.6 0.9 $34,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related 6,970 100.5 1.1 $19,230
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,050 29.5 0.9 $22,980
Personal Care and Services 2,040 29.5 0.9 $19,370
Sales and Related 6,470 93.3 0.9 $21,710
Office and Administrative Support 9,340 134.8 0.9 $28,770
Construction and Extraction 2,270 32.8 0.8 $34,620
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,860 41.3 1.1 $36,540
Production 8,740 126.2 2.0 $36,410
Transportation and Material Moving 3,550 51.3 0.7 $25,900

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