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

Carbondale, Illinois Metro Area

MSA: Carbondale-Marion, IL
counties: Jackson, Williamson
Population (2016 estimate): 126,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 58,000
Average Earnings (2016): $34,640

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
IT and Mathematical 580 11.2 0.4 $54,260
Architecture and Engineering 460 8.9 0.5 $64,550
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 320 6.2 0.8 $30,680
Community and Social Services 680 13.0 0.9 $29,030
Legal and Judicial 240 4.6 0.6 $53,610
Education, Training, and Library 4,740 91.0 1.5 $43,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 560 10.7 0.8 $25,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 4,740 90.9 1.5 $55,810
Healthcare Support 1,720 33.0 1.2 $25,150
Protective Services 1,280 24.5 1.0 $38,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related 5,620 107.7 1.2 $19,490
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,420 27.3 0.9 $23,300
Personal Care and Services 940 18.0 0.6 $20,600
Sales and Related 5,350 102.6 1.0 $21,970
Office and Administrative Support 8,570 164.2 1.1 $25,640
Construction and Extraction 2,050 39.2 1.0 $52,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1,990 38.1 1.0 $34,140
Production 3,640 69.8 1.1 $29,510
Transportation and Material Moving 2,440 46.9 0.7 $28,120

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