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

Columbus, Georgia Metro Area

MSA: Columbus, GA-AL
counties: Chattahoochee (GA), Harris (GA), Marion (GA), Muscogee (GA), Russell (AL)
Population (2016 estimate): 309,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 6.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 121,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,790

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 5,800 51.7 1.0 $85,940
Business and Financial Operations 5,910 52.7 1.0 $61,810
IT and Mathematical 2,970 26.5 0.9 $76,580
Architecture and Engineering 1,280 11.4 0.6 $58,260
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 570 5.1 0.6 $56,980
Community and Social Services 1,350 12.0 0.8 $36,270
Legal and Judicial 530 4.7 0.6 $63,670
Education, Training, and Library 7,530 67.1 1.1 $43,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,020 9.1 0.7 $41,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 7,410 66.1 1.1 $56,590
Healthcare Support 3,610 32.2 1.1 $23,450
Protective Services 3,240 28.9 1.2 $35,260
Food Preparation and Serving Related 12,060 107.5 1.2 $18,720
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,510 31.3 1.0 $20,430
Personal Care and Services 2,890 25.7 0.8 $19,560
Sales and Related 12,220 109.0 1.1 $20,780
Office and Administrative Support 19,180 171.0 1.1 $29,760
Construction and Extraction 3,760 33.5 0.8 $33,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 4,900 43.6 1.1 $38,620
Production 6,730 60.0 0.9 $32,290
Transportation and Material Moving 5,520 49.2 0.7 $26,070

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