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

Charleston, South Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Charleston-North Charleston, SC
counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Population (2016 estimate): 761,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 3.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 346,000
Average Earnings (2016): $43,130

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 14,860 45.4 0.9 $86,650
Business and Financial Operations 14,570 44.5 0.9 $61,070
IT and Mathematical 9,990 30.5 1.0 $73,280
Architecture and Engineering 7,060 21.5 1.2 $70,520
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,660 5.1 0.6 $55,380
Community and Social Services 3,700 11.3 0.8 $41,010
Legal and Judicial 2,820 8.6 1.1 $51,410
Education, Training, and Library 18,150 55.4 0.9 $46,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,510 10.7 0.8 $36,810
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 23,040 70.3 1.2 $63,190
Healthcare Support 8,640 26.4 0.9 $27,970
Protective Services 8,060 24.6 1.0 $36,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related 35,410 108.0 1.2 $19,360
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 12,320 37.6 1.2 $21,650
Personal Care and Services 8,570 26.2 0.8 $19,610
Sales and Related 36,660 111.9 1.1 $23,630
Office and Administrative Support 49,290 150.4 1.0 $32,310
Construction and Extraction 14,410 44.0 1.1 $36,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 14,660 44.7 1.2 $42,250
Production 19,440 59.3 0.9 $38,290
Transportation and Material Moving 20,420 62.3 0.9 $30,510

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