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

Lafayette, Indiana Metro Area

MSA: Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
counties: Benton, Carroll, Tippecanoe
Population (2016 estimate): 217,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 103,000
Average Earnings (2016): $41,440

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 3,590 39.5 0.8 $82,220
Business and Financial Operations 2,520 27.8 0.5 $53,930
IT and Mathematical 1,340 14.8 0.5 $62,930
Architecture and Engineering 1,230 13.6 0.8 $74,320
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 710 7.8 1.0 $49,240
Community and Social Services 1,090 12.0 0.8 $37,590
Legal and Judicial 240 2.6 0.3 $50,640
Education, Training, and Library 10,400 114.6 1.9 $48,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 700 7.8 0.6 $34,420
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 5,090 56.2 1.0 $54,060
Healthcare Support 2,130 23.5 0.8 $25,860
Protective Services 1,390 15.3 0.6 $42,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related 9,610 106.0 1.2 $19,060
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,180 35.1 1.1 $22,640
Personal Care and Services 1,920 21.1 0.7 $21,830
Sales and Related 8,160 90.0 0.9 $22,400
Office and Administrative Support 11,000 121.3 0.8 $30,140
Construction and Extraction 2,840 31.3 0.8 $47,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 3,730 41.1 1.1 $41,090
Production 14,310 157.8 2.4 $35,890
Transportation and Material Moving 5,290 58.3 0.8 $33,070

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