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

Philadelphia Metro Area

MSA: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
counties: Bucks (PA), Chester (PA), Delaware (PA), Montgomery (PA), Philadelphia (PA), New Castle (DE), Cecil (MD), Burlington (NJ), Camden (NJ), Gloucester (NJ), Salem (NJ)
Population (2016 estimate): 6.1 million
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 4.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 2.9 million
Average Earnings (2016): $50,220

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 125,040 45.0 0.9 $122,180
Business and Financial Operations 169,250 60.9 1.2 $71,070
IT and Mathematical 95,260 34.3 1.2 $85,860
Architecture and Engineering 46,090 16.6 0.9 $80,950
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 29,690 10.7 1.3 $68,170
Community and Social Services 54,270 19.5 1.4 $41,850
Legal and Judicial 31,200 11.2 1.5 $81,610
Education, Training, and Library 188,720 67.9 1.1 $53,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 30,630 11.0 0.8 $48,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 187,670 67.6 1.1 $70,330
Healthcare Support 99,810 35.9 1.3 $28,570
Protective Services 68,290 24.6 1.0 $36,470
Food Preparation and Serving Related 224,920 81.0 0.9 $21,100
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 81,530 29.4 0.9 $27,570
Personal Care and Services 112,540 40.5 1.3 $23,550
Sales and Related 281,130 101.2 1.0 $28,860
Office and Administrative Support 465,930 167.7 1.1 $36,540
Construction and Extraction 85,290 30.7 0.8 $51,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 95,960 34.5 0.9 $47,770
Production 122,950 44.3 0.7 $37,200
Transportation and Material Moving 179,380 64.6 0.9 $31,420

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