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

Hickory, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba
Population (2016 estimate): 364,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 150,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,770

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 4,760 32.1 0.6 $91,080
Business and Financial Operations 3,570 24.0 0.5 $54,660
IT and Mathematical 1,290 8.7 0.3 $61,610
Architecture and Engineering 1,420 9.6 0.5 $64,250
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 400 2.7 0.3 $45,250
Community and Social Services 2,140 14.4 1.0 $40,790
Legal and Judicial 320 2.1 0.3 $54,680
Education, Training, and Library 7,400 49.8 0.8 $41,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 890 6.0 0.4 $36,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 8,930 60.1 1.0 $54,510
Healthcare Support 7,710 51.9 1.8 $25,370
Protective Services 3,450 23.2 1.0 $30,410
Food Preparation and Serving Related 12,680 85.4 0.9 $18,780
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,040 20.5 0.7 $22,370
Personal Care and Services 2,400 16.2 0.5 $20,950
Sales and Related 13,970 94.0 0.9 $23,800
Office and Administrative Support 19,760 133.0 0.9 $30,570
Construction and Extraction 3,010 20.3 0.5 $33,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 6,340 42.7 1.1 $38,110
Production 30,480 205.1 3.2 $31,310
Transportation and Material Moving 14,500 97.6 1.4 $29,430

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