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

Portland, Maine Metro Area

MSA: Portland-South Portland, ME
Population (2015 estimate): 359,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 202,000
Average Earnings (2016): $43,050

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 13,180 65.4 1.3 $89,960
Business and Financial Operations 10,740 53.3 1.0 $60,380
IT and Mathematical 5,960 29.6 1.0 $73,530
Architecture and Engineering 3,240 16.1 0.9 $70,990
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,320 6.6 0.8 $60,190
Community and Social Services 3,160 15.7 1.1 $42,230
Legal and Judicial 1,670 8.3 1.1 $63,190
Education, Training, and Library 11,510 57.1 0.9 $49,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,350 16.6 1.2 $38,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 13,530 67.1 1.1 $64,090
Healthcare Support 6,280 31.1 1.1 $29,570
Protective Services 4,380 21.7 0.9 $33,920
Food Preparation and Serving Related 19,200 95.2 1.0 $21,110
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 6,480 32.2 1.0 $27,960
Personal Care and Services 8,630 42.8 1.3 $23,070
Sales and Related 20,880 103.6 1.0 $28,160
Office and Administrative Support 32,050 159.0 1.0 $35,270
Construction and Extraction 6,740 33.4 0.8 $38,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 7,710 38.2 1.0 $44,250
Production 9,370 46.5 0.7 $33,740
Transportation and Material Moving 11,990 59.5 0.9 $31,660

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