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

Charleston, West Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Charleston, WV
counties: Boone, Clay, Kanawha
Population (2016 estimate): 218,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 119,000
Average Earnings (2016): $42,270

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 5,400 47.4 0.9 $74,600
Business and Financial Operations 5,200 45.7 0.9 $49,080
IT and Mathematical 2,490 21.9 0.7 $54,700
Architecture and Engineering 1,710 15.0 0.8 $67,600
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,350 11.9 1.5 $47,970
Community and Social Services 1,930 16.9 1.2 $36,520
Legal and Judicial 1,800 15.8 2.1 $65,970
Education, Training, and Library 4,900 43.1 0.7 $45,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,190 10.5 0.8 $34,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 10,020 88.0 1.5 $54,770
Healthcare Support 3,280 28.8 1.0 $24,590
Protective Services 3,640 32.0 1.3 $28,620
Food Preparation and Serving Related 8,780 77.2 0.8 $19,480
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,500 30.7 1.0 $20,100
Personal Care and Services 3,210 28.2 0.9 $19,460
Sales and Related 10,790 94.8 0.9 $22,100
Office and Administrative Support 21,560 189.5 1.2 $29,890
Construction and Extraction 5,680 49.9 1.3 $46,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 6,150 54.0 1.4 $37,390
Production 4,300 37.8 0.6 $36,450
Transportation and Material Moving 6,860 60.3 0.9 $29,040

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