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

Parkersburg, West Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
counties: Wirt, Wood
Population (2016 estimate): 91,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.3%
NFP Employment (2016): 41,000
Average Earnings (2016): $35,780

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 1,360 35.3 0.7 $69,770
Business and Financial Operations 2,260 58.6 1.1 $64,860
IT and Mathematical 560 14.6 0.5 $77,460
Architecture and Engineering 450 11.8 0.7 $71,710
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 170 4.4 0.5 $51,600
Community and Social Services 510 13.3 0.9 $32,720
Legal and Judicial 210 5.5 0.7 $52,040
Education, Training, and Library 1,630 42.5 0.7 $41,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 320 8.2 0.6 $40,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 2,690 70.0 1.2 $49,950
Healthcare Support 1,590 41.2 1.4 $20,840
Protective Services 700 18.3 0.8 $22,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related 4,350 113.0 1.2 $19,380
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 960 25.1 0.8 $20,200
Personal Care and Services 1,210 31.3 1.0 $19,540
Sales and Related 4,700 122.0 1.2 $20,620
Office and Administrative Support 6,310 164.0 1.1 $27,480
Construction and Extraction 2,210 57.5 1.5 $33,460
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,120 55.2 1.4 $34,700
Production 1,790 46.5 0.7 $32,260
Transportation and Material Moving 2,350 61.1 0.9 $26,080