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

Denver, Colorado Metro Area

MSA: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park
Population (2016 estimate): 2.9 million
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 2.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 1.4 million
Average Earnings (2016): $52,270

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 66,370 46.9 0.9 $120,340
Business and Financial Operations 112,600 79.5 1.5 $71,670
IT and Mathematical 66,960 47.3 1.6 $93,830
Architecture and Engineering 36,760 26.0 1.5 $81,930
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 14,960 10.6 1.3 $66,930
Community and Social Services 17,590 12.4 0.9 $45,680
Legal and Judicial 14,800 10.5 1.4 $85,320
Education, Training, and Library 73,890 52.2 0.9 $47,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 22,300 15.8 1.2 $46,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 74,090 52.3 0.9 $71,310
Healthcare Support 35,670 25.2 0.9 $32,410
Protective Services 29,360 20.7 0.9 $38,620
Food Preparation and Serving Related 128,880 91.0 1.0 $20,310
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 43,310 30.6 1.0 $25,480
Personal Care and Services 48,170 34.0 1.1 $23,430
Sales and Related 166,380 117.5 1.1 $31,950
Office and Administrative Support 204,950 144.8 0.9 $37,770
Construction and Extraction 67,860 47.9 1.2 $43,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 51,850 36.6 0.9 $47,030
Production 52,490 37.1 0.6 $32,910
Transportation and Material Moving 84,560 59.7 0.9 $33,790

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