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

Charlotte, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
counties: Cabarrus (NC), Gaston (NC), Iredell (NC), Lincoln (NC), Mecklenburg (NC), Rowan (NC), Union (NC), Chester (SC), Lancaster (SC), York (SC)
Population (2016 estimate): 2.5 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 1.1 million
Average Earnings (2016): $48,660

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 60,520 52.1 1.0 $113,670
Business and Financial Operations 79,940 68.9 1.3 $67,470
IT and Mathematical 43,500 37.5 1.3 $86,100
Architecture and Engineering 17,600 15.2 0.9 $74,290
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 5,330 4.6 0.6 $61,350
Community and Social Services 11,150 9.6 0.7 $45,140
Legal and Judicial 7,710 6.6 0.9 $64,460
Education, Training, and Library 56,780 48.9 0.8 $42,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 13,710 11.8 0.9 $42,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 60,800 52.4 0.9 $59,120
Healthcare Support 29,970 25.8 0.9 $24,510
Protective Services 27,410 23.6 1.0 $33,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related 103,640 89.3 1.0 $19,200
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 30,610 26.4 0.8 $23,360
Personal Care and Services 29,500 25.4 0.8 $21,710
Sales and Related 133,910 115.4 1.1 $28,960
Office and Administrative Support 178,480 153.8 1.0 $34,280
Construction and Extraction 44,390 38.2 1.0 $36,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 48,080 41.4 1.1 $44,310
Production 83,860 72.2 1.1 $33,330
Transportation and Material Moving 92,310 79.5 1.2 $30,100

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