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

Columbia, Missouri Metro Area

MSA: Columbia, MO
county: Boone
Population (2016 estimate): 177,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 2.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 99,000
Average Earnings (2016): $34,200

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 4,130 45.1 0.9 $77,750
Business and Financial Operations 4,490 49.0 0.9 $51,520
IT and Mathematical 2,920 31.9 1.1 $54,170
Architecture and Engineering 1,020 11.1 0.6 $61,520
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 950 10.4 1.3 $49,710
Community and Social Services 1,900 20.8 1.4 $38,460
Legal and Judicial 460 5.0 0.7 $63,790
Education, Training, and Library 6,950 75.9 1.2 $48,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,720 18.7 1.4 $44,330
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 8,320 90.7 1.5 $57,890
Healthcare Support 2,500 27.3 1.0 $25,430
Protective Services 940 10.3 0.4 $32,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related 10,460 114.1 1.2 $19,100
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,780 30.3 1.0 $24,850
Personal Care and Services 3,020 32.9 1.0 $22,820
Sales and Related 9,660 105.4 1.0 $24,880
Office and Administrative Support 14,710 160.5 1.0 $30,750
Construction and Extraction 3,260 35.5 0.9 $42,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 3,670 40.0 1.0 $38,580
Production 3,340 36.5 0.6 $32,590
Transportation and Material Moving 4,340 47.3 0.7 $25,250

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