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

Columbus, Ohio Metro Area

MSA: Columbus, OH
counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Union
Population (2016 estimate): 2.0 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.4%
NFP Employment (2016): 1.1 million
Average Earnings (2016): $43,720

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 49,840 48.7 1.0 $97,810
Business and Financial Operations 66,650 65.1 1.3 $63,240
IT and Mathematical 43,420 42.4 1.4 $83,910
Architecture and Engineering 18,180 17.8 1.0 $72,510
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 7,740 7.6 0.9 $56,010
Community and Social Services 13,690 13.4 0.9 $41,430
Legal and Judicial 6,770 6.6 0.9 $72,020
Education, Training, and Library 59,730 58.4 1.0 $48,220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 13,510 13.2 1.0 $45,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 63,750 62.3 1.1 $60,250
Healthcare Support 37,140 36.3 1.3 $24,280
Protective Services 22,350 21.8 0.9 $44,050
Food Preparation and Serving Related 94,560 92.4 1.0 $19,790
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 31,180 30.5 1.0 $24,760
Personal Care and Services 24,640 24.1 0.8 $21,940
Sales and Related 92,800 90.7 0.9 $25,970
Office and Administrative Support 172,430 168.5 1.1 $34,190
Construction and Extraction 29,120 28.5 0.7 $44,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 37,690 36.8 1.0 $44,010
Production 56,910 55.6 0.9 $36,130
Transportation and Material Moving 80,500 78.6 1.1 $27,440

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