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

Columbia, South Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Columbia, SC
counties: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, Saluda
Population (2016 estimate): 817,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 393,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,220

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 17,920 48.0 1.0 $89,370
Business and Financial Operations 17,500 46.8 0.9 $54,670
IT and Mathematical 10,830 29.0 1.0 $64,920
Architecture and Engineering 6,330 16.9 1.0 $65,340
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,000 5.3 0.7 $57,890
Community and Social Services 6,180 16.5 1.2 $37,020
Legal and Judicial 4,020 10.8 1.4 $56,480
Education, Training, and Library 22,020 58.9 1.0 $44,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 4,070 10.9 0.8 $37,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 23,820 63.7 1.1 $55,630
Healthcare Support 9,880 26.4 0.9 $24,780
Protective Services 11,470 30.7 1.3 $34,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related 31,210 83.5 0.9 $18,540
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 10,660 28.5 0.9 $22,460
Personal Care and Services 9,750 26.1 0.8 $20,150
Sales and Related 39,670 106.1 1.0 $24,010
Office and Administrative Support 62,940 168.4 1.1 $32,470
Construction and Extraction 13,300 35.6 0.9 $37,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 16,040 42.9 1.1 $40,820
Production 24,840 66.5 1.0 $35,660
Transportation and Material Moving 28,490 76.2 1.1 $28,160

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