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

Kalamazoo, Michigan Metro Area

MSA: Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
counties: Kalamazoo, Van Buren
Population (2016 estimate): 337,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.3%
NFP Employment (2016): 146,000
Average Earnings (2016): $37,050

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 6,330 46.3 0.9 $90,190
Business and Financial Operations 5,360 39.2 0.8 $56,430
IT and Mathematical 2,190 16.0 0.5 $60,610
Architecture and Engineering 2,510 18.4 1.0 $69,050
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,920 14.1 1.7 $73,510
Community and Social Services 2,240 16.4 1.1 $41,940
Legal and Judicial 670 4.9 0.6 $74,420
Education, Training, and Library 9,000 65.8 1.1 $40,000
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,560 11.4 0.8 $37,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 9,680 70.9 1.2 $61,200
Healthcare Support 4,870 35.6 1.2 $27,690
Protective Services 2,030 14.9 0.6 $41,290
Food Preparation and Serving Related 14,000 102.5 1.1 $19,530
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 4,060 29.7 0.9 $24,130
Personal Care and Services 3,490 25.5 0.8 $20,890
Sales and Related 13,810 101.1 1.0 $24,420
Office and Administrative Support 20,180 147.7 0.9 $31,780
Construction and Extraction 4,640 34.0 0.9 $46,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 4,920 36.0 0.9 $43,650
Production 14,370 105.2 1.6 $31,840
Transportation and Material Moving 8,610 63.0 0.9 $30,670

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