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

Fort Smith, Arkansas Metro Area

MSA: Fort Smith, AR-OK
counties: Crawford (AR), Sebastian (AR), Le Flore (OK), Sequoyah (OK)
Population (2016 estimate): 281,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 114,000
Average Earnings (2016): $33,220

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 4,470 40.7 0.8 $68,130
Business and Financial Operations 2,940 26.8 0.5 $52,040
IT and Mathematical 1,230 11.2 0.4 $53,020
Architecture and Engineering 870 7.9 0.5 $59,680
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 340 3.1 0.4 $44,870
Community and Social Services 1,540 14.0 1.0 $33,530
Legal and Judicial 410 3.7 0.5 $51,770
Education, Training, and Library 5,560 50.6 0.8 $43,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 490 4.4 0.3 $33,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 6,390 58.2 1.0 $48,200
Healthcare Support 3,100 28.2 1.0 $22,990
Protective Services 2,110 19.2 0.8 $29,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related 9,960 90.6 1.0 $18,620
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,800 25.5 0.8 $21,730
Personal Care and Services 3,540 32.3 1.0 $18,820
Sales and Related 11,320 103.0 1.0 $21,480
Office and Administrative Support 16,900 153.8 1.0 $27,530
Construction and Extraction 5,100 46.4 1.2 $34,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 4,690 42.7 1.1 $34,260
Production 14,580 132.7 2.1 $25,540
Transportation and Material Moving 11,030 100.4 1.5 $28,760

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