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

Memphis, Tennessee Metro Area

MSA: Memphis, TN-MS-AR
counties: Fayette (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN), Crittenden (AR), Benton (MS), DeSoto (MS), Marshall (MS), Tate (MS), Tunica (MS)
Population (2016 estimate): 1.3 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 638,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,020

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 34,020 54.5 1.1 $81,230
Business and Financial Operations 23,230 37.2 0.7 $58,030
IT and Mathematical 9,540 15.3 0.5 $66,420
Architecture and Engineering 5,780 9.3 0.5 $66,930
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 3,360 5.4 0.7 $58,050
Community and Social Services 6,540 10.5 0.7 $40,170
Legal and Judicial 3,150 5.1 0.7 $68,170
Education, Training, and Library 30,830 49.4 0.8 $47,880
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 4,320 6.9 0.5 $39,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 42,250 67.7 1.1 $59,120
Healthcare Support 14,890 23.9 0.8 $26,480
Protective Services 19,990 32.0 1.3 $31,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related 52,000 83.4 0.9 $18,740
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 18,200 29.2 0.9 $22,420
Personal Care and Services 17,260 27.7 0.9 $19,540
Sales and Related 60,270 96.6 0.9 $25,520
Office and Administrative Support 102,050 163.6 1.0 $32,190
Construction and Extraction 19,720 31.6 0.8 $36,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 24,470 39.2 1.0 $41,050
Production 39,810 63.8 1.0 $30,490
Transportation and Material Moving 91,560 146.8 2.1 $29,100

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