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

Jonesboro, Arkansas Metro Area

MSA: Jonesboro, AR
counties: Craighead, Poinsett
Population (2016 estimate): 130,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 2.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 56,000
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 2,480 46.1 0.9 $66,240
Business and Financial Operations 1,360 25.4 0.5 $49,260
IT and Mathematical 500 9.4 0.3 $46,020
Architecture and Engineering 380 7.1 0.4 $55,590
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 120 2.2 0.3 $48,900
Community and Social Services 690 12.9 0.9 $36,760
Legal and Judicial 150 2.7 0.4 $44,910
Education, Training, and Library 3,840 71.5 1.2 $37,710
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 310 5.7 0.4 $37,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 4,840 90.0 1.5 $51,260
Healthcare Support 1,800 33.5 1.2 $23,180
Protective Services 920 17.2 0.7 $32,310
Food Preparation and Serving Related 5,410 100.7 1.1 $19,040
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 2,020 37.7 1.2 $19,620
Personal Care and Services 1,630 30.3 0.9 $19,050
Sales and Related 6,320 117.7 1.1 $22,080
Office and Administrative Support 7,570 140.9 0.9 $26,740
Construction and Extraction 1,810 33.6 0.9 $32,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,450 45.5 1.2 $35,650
Production 5,190 96.6 1.5 $30,880
Transportation and Material Moving 3,670 68.2 1.0 $26,950

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