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

Huntington, West Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
counties: Cabell (WV), Lincoln (WV), Putnam (WV), Wayne (WV), Boyd (KY), Greenup (KY), Lawrence (OH)
Population (2016 estimate): 360,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 138,000
Average Earnings (2016): $37,620

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 4,910 37.4 0.7 $71,850
Business and Financial Operations 3,590 27.3 0.5 $56,170
IT and Mathematical 1,000 7.7 0.3 $50,670
Architecture and Engineering 1,470 11.2 0.6 $68,840
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 880 6.7 0.8 $48,890
Community and Social Services 2,050 15.6 1.1 $34,600
Legal and Judicial 630 4.8 0.6 $59,510
Education, Training, and Library 8,940 68.2 1.1 $43,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 660 5.0 0.4 $33,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 13,350 101.8 1.7 $55,580
Healthcare Support 5,160 39.3 1.4 $24,310
Protective Services 2,170 16.5 0.7 $29,640
Food Preparation and Serving Related 13,320 101.6 1.1 $19,240
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,750 28.6 0.9 $21,810
Personal Care and Services 4,160 31.7 1.0 $19,510
Sales and Related 14,670 111.9 1.1 $20,770
Office and Administrative Support 19,790 150.9 1.0 $28,470
Construction and Extraction 7,260 55.3 1.4 $43,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 6,140 46.9 1.2 $37,740
Production 8,920 68.0 1.1 $36,060
Transportation and Material Moving 8,290 63.3 0.9 $28,620

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