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

Hampton Roads, Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Population (2016 estimate): 1.7 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 772,000
Average Earnings (2016): $42,480

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 26,280 35.6 0.7 $101,480
Business and Financial Operations 40,140 54.4 1.1 $67,160
IT and Mathematical 22,180 30.0 1.0 $77,330
Architecture and Engineering 21,580 29.2 1.6 $77,470
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 5,540 7.5 0.9 $63,270
Community and Social Services 11,760 15.9 1.1 $43,730
Legal and Judicial 4,350 5.9 0.8 $55,840
Education, Training, and Library 45,410 61.5 1.0 $49,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 8,230 11.1 0.8 $41,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 43,160 58.5 1.0 $58,690
Healthcare Support 20,920 28.3 1.0 $26,970
Protective Services 18,860 25.5 1.1 $41,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related 73,270 99.2 1.1 $20,490
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 23,400 31.7 1.0 $23,620
Personal Care and Services 25,100 34.0 1.1 $19,590
Sales and Related 84,820 114.9 1.1 $22,650
Office and Administrative Support 109,750 148.7 1.0 $32,750
Construction and Extraction 36,120 48.9 1.2 $41,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 33,280 45.1 1.2 $45,020
Production 35,160 47.6 0.7 $38,090
Transportation and Material Moving 47,990 65.0 0.9 $31,850

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