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

Lexington, Kentucky Metro Area

MSA: Lexington-Fayette, KY
counties: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, Woodford
Population (2016 estimate): 507,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 4.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 276,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,420

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 13,200 48.9 1.0 $82,460
Business and Financial Operations 9,390 34.8 0.7 $58,220
IT and Mathematical 4,950 18.3 0.6 $64,550
Architecture and Engineering 4,980 18.5 1.0 $66,200
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,600 9.7 1.2 $43,170
Community and Social Services 3,260 12.1 0.8 $39,540
Legal and Judicial 1,390 5.1 0.7 $58,180
Education, Training, and Library 15,720 58.3 1.0 $51,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,140 11.6 0.9 $41,340
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 20,450 75.8 1.3 $56,820
Healthcare Support 7,710 28.6 1.0 $27,670
Protective Services 6,100 22.6 0.9 $30,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related 25,460 94.4 1.0 $18,860
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,990 29.6 0.9 $23,060
Personal Care and Services 8,230 30.5 1.0 $21,930
Sales and Related 25,730 95.4 0.9 $24,290
Office and Administrative Support 39,590 146.7 0.9 $31,480
Construction and Extraction 8,590 31.9 0.8 $40,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 10,910 40.4 1.0 $41,480
Production 27,650 102.5 1.6 $38,510
Transportation and Material Moving 21,130 78.3 1.1 $29,720

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