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

Durham, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
counties: Chatham, Durham, Orange, Person
Population (2016 estimate): 560,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 303,000
Average Earnings (2016): $50,180

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 16,920 57.8 1.1 $121,260
Business and Financial Operations 20,420 69.7 1.3 $67,290
IT and Mathematical 17,370 59.3 2.0 $87,300
Architecture and Engineering 5,950 20.3 1.1 $78,260
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 8,740 29.8 3.6 $69,240
Community and Social Services 4,410 15.1 1.1 $45,170
Legal and Judicial 1,380 4.7 0.6 $69,190
Education, Training, and Library 29,230 99.8 1.6 $53,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 4,070 13.9 1.0 $50,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 29,160 99.6 1.7 $62,090
Healthcare Support 11,080 37.8 1.3 $26,150
Protective Services 5,040 17.2 0.7 $38,050
Food Preparation and Serving Related 24,910 85.1 0.9 $20,020
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,590 25.9 0.8 $23,920
Personal Care and Services 5,830 19.9 0.6 $22,640
Sales and Related 22,520 76.9 0.7 $27,560
Office and Administrative Support 39,640 135.4 0.9 $36,440
Construction and Extraction 5,980 20.4 0.5 $37,510
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 8,200 28.0 0.7 $43,530
Production 13,300 45.4 0.7 $34,790
Transportation and Material Moving 10,770 36.8 0.5 $27,740