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

Raleigh, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Raleigh, NC
counties: Franklin, Johnston, Wake
Population (2016 estimate): 1.3 million
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 602,000
Average Earnings (2016): $45,920

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 30,700 51.6 1.0 $108,810
Business and Financial Operations 38,270 64.3 1.2 $64,370
IT and Mathematical 34,530 58.0 2.0 $86,410
Architecture and Engineering 14,840 24.9 1.4 $74,570
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 7,670 12.9 1.6 $59,060
Community and Social Services 6,180 10.4 0.7 $42,750
Legal and Judicial 4,560 7.7 1.0 $73,430
Education, Training, and Library 35,480 59.6 1.0 $42,940
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 7,300 12.3 0.9 $48,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 30,530 51.3 0.9 $60,870
Healthcare Support 14,440 24.3 0.8 $25,830
Protective Services 14,160 23.8 1.0 $31,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related 57,040 95.8 1.0 $19,110
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 20,370 34.2 1.1 $23,080
Personal Care and Services 16,570 27.8 0.9 $21,500
Sales and Related 72,030 121.0 1.2 $28,720
Office and Administrative Support 89,980 151.1 1.0 $33,650
Construction and Extraction 24,280 40.8 1.0 $37,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 22,330 37.5 1.0 $42,240
Production 20,270 34.0 0.5 $30,240
Transportation and Material Moving 33,280 55.9 0.8 $27,220

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