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

Detroit Metro Area

MSA: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne
Population (2016 estimate): 4.3 million
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 2.0 million
Average Earnings (2016): $48,180

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 93,550 48.6 1.0 $106,870
Business and Financial Operations 103,360 53.7 1.0 $66,960
IT and Mathematical 63,810 33.1 1.1 $78,750
Architecture and Engineering 87,910 45.7 2.6 $82,410
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 9,180 4.8 0.6 $63,220
Community and Social Services 22,910 11.9 0.8 $42,680
Legal and Judicial 16,520 8.6 1.1 $75,020
Education, Training, and Library 86,650 45.0 0.7 $44,970
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 28,480 14.8 1.1 $48,680
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 119,420 62.0 1.1 $65,840
Healthcare Support 61,540 32.0 1.1 $27,930
Protective Services 33,320 17.3 0.7 $36,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related 167,120 86.8 0.9 $19,510
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 52,040 27.0 0.9 $24,020
Personal Care and Services 55,170 28.7 0.9 $21,700
Sales and Related 199,090 103.4 1.0 $27,760
Office and Administrative Support 287,490 149.3 1.0 $34,300
Construction and Extraction 57,290 29.8 0.8 $51,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 73,620 38.2 1.0 $45,680
Production 188,750 98.0 1.5 $36,610
Transportation and Material Moving 116,790 60.7 0.9 $31,860