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

Jackson, Mississippi Metro Area

MSA: Jackson, MS
counties: Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Yazoo
Population (2016 estimate): 579,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 279,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,760

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 16,030 61.1 1.2 $69,590
Business and Financial Operations 11,000 41.9 0.8 $53,860
IT and Mathematical 4,080 15.5 0.5 $60,470
Architecture and Engineering 3,500 13.3 0.8 $65,520
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,730 6.6 0.8 $47,880
Community and Social Services 3,740 14.2 1.0 $36,180
Legal and Judicial 2,490 9.5 1.2 $75,340
Education, Training, and Library 16,380 62.4 1.0 $39,590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 2,850 10.8 0.8 $36,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 21,690 82.6 1.4 $55,210
Healthcare Support 8,040 30.6 1.1 $22,340
Protective Services 8,920 34.0 1.4 $28,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related 22,470 85.6 0.9 $18,820
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 8,360 31.9 1.0 $19,780
Personal Care and Services 10,880 41.4 1.3 $21,110
Sales and Related 27,140 103.4 1.0 $24,130
Office and Administrative Support 40,200 153.1 1.0 $30,420
Construction and Extraction 7,090 27.0 0.7 $35,070
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 11,030 42.0 1.1 $39,510
Production 16,540 63.0 1.0 $28,980
Transportation and Material Moving 17,920 68.3 1.0 $30,430

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