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

Grand Rapids, Michigan Metro Area

MSA: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa
Population (2016 estimate): 1.0 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.6%
NFP Employment (2016): 544,000
Average Earnings (2016): $42,420

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 24,970 45.2 0.9 $93,650
Business and Financial Operations 22,240 40.3 0.8 $57,090
IT and Mathematical 9,430 17.1 0.6 $62,180
Architecture and Engineering 13,480 24.4 1.4 $66,210
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,880 3.4 0.4 $57,710
Community and Social Services 8,030 14.5 1.0 $44,200
Legal and Judicial 2,150 3.9 0.5 $68,500
Education, Training, and Library 28,230 51.1 0.8 $44,920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 9,590 17.4 1.3 $28,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 32,150 58.2 1.0 $59,670
Healthcare Support 15,810 28.6 1.0 $28,560
Protective Services 7,140 12.9 0.5 $33,140
Food Preparation and Serving Related 43,380 78.5 0.9 $19,640
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 18,270 33.1 1.1 $23,570
Personal Care and Services 14,200 25.7 0.8 $22,600
Sales and Related 51,850 93.9 0.9 $29,860
Office and Administrative Support 77,070 139.5 0.9 $33,970
Construction and Extraction 16,770 30.4 0.8 $41,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 21,510 38.9 1.0 $41,760
Production 81,820 148.1 2.3 $30,180
Transportation and Material Moving 51,720 93.6 1.4 $27,590