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

Washington DC Metro Area

MSA: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
cities and counties: District of Columbia, Calvert (MD), Charles (MD), Frederick (MD), Montgomery (MD), Prince George's (MD), Arlington (VA), Clarke (VA), Culpeper (VA), Fairfax (VA), Fauquier (VA), Loudoun (VA), Prince William (VA), Rappahannock (VA), Spotsylvania (VA), Stafford (VA), Warren (VA), Alexandria (city, VA), Fairfax (city, VA), Falls Church (city, VA), Fredericksburg (city, VA), Manassas (city, VA), Manassas Park (city, VA), Jefferson (WV)
Population (2016 estimate): 6.1 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 3.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 3.2 million
Average Earnings (2016): $60,760

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 234,800 76.4 1.5 $130,980
Business and Financial Operations 303,450 98.8 1.9 $85,870
IT and Mathematical 223,490 72.7 2.5 $102,730
Architecture and Engineering 62,910 20.5 1.2 $96,570
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 64,240 20.9 2.6 $96,650
Community and Social Services 40,460 13.2 0.9 $53,540
Legal and Judicial 68,000 22.1 2.9 $130,690
Education, Training, and Library 189,850 61.8 1.0 $57,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 73,000 23.8 1.8 $68,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 146,530 47.7 0.8 $76,900
Healthcare Support 63,240 20.6 0.7 $30,720
Protective Services 88,680 28.9 1.2 $50,640
Food Preparation and Serving Related 254,900 83.0 0.9 $22,760
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 106,660 34.7 1.1 $27,130
Personal Care and Services 90,340 29.4 0.9 $25,390
Sales and Related 263,330 85.7 0.8 $28,850
Office and Administrative Support 408,880 133.1 0.9 $40,330
Construction and Extraction 113,950 37.1 0.9 $45,070
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 91,700 29.8 0.8 $51,800
Production 52,340 17.0 0.3 $36,330
Transportation and Material Moving 129,150 42.0 0.6 $33,930

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