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

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metro Area

MSA: Hattiesburg, MS
counties: Forrest, Lamar, Perry
Population (2016 estimate): 149,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.4%
NFP Employment (2016): 63,000
Average Earnings (2016): $35,540

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 3,050 51.5 1.0 $62,210
Business and Financial Operations 1,610 27.2 0.5 $49,510
IT and Mathematical 450 7.5 0.3 $60,340
Architecture and Engineering 400 6.8 0.4 $62,770
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 130 2.3 0.3 $44,360
Community and Social Services 660 11.1 0.8 $34,420
Legal and Judicial 260 4.4 0.6 $58,840
Education, Training, and Library 4,520 76.2 1.2 $37,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 360 6.2 0.5 $34,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 5,260 88.8 1.5 $50,460
Healthcare Support 2,030 34.3 1.2 $22,570
Protective Services 1,160 19.6 0.8 $29,690
Food Preparation and Serving Related 6,600 111.4 1.2 $18,770
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,580 26.6 0.8 $19,060
Personal Care and Services 1,460 24.6 0.8 $19,110
Sales and Related 6,610 111.5 1.1 $20,030
Office and Administrative Support 11,230 189.6 1.2 $25,510
Construction and Extraction 2,140 36.0 0.9 $32,510
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,770 46.7 1.2 $36,890
Production 2,760 46.6 0.7 $30,080
Transportation and Material Moving 4,060 68.5 1.0 $23,540

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