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

Richmond, Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Richmond, VA
Population (2016 estimate): 1.3 million
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 664,000
Average Earnings (2016): $44,610

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 26,830 42.0 0.8 $107,300
Business and Financial Operations 46,480 72.8 1.4 $67,890
IT and Mathematical 22,770 35.6 1.2 $86,190
Architecture and Engineering 8,840 13.8 0.8 $75,440
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 4,800 7.5 0.9 $57,690
Community and Social Services 11,080 17.4 1.2 $44,070
Legal and Judicial 6,670 10.4 1.4 $80,740
Education, Training, and Library 35,910 56.2 0.9 $49,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 7,580 11.9 0.9 $44,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 40,420 63.3 1.1 $61,130
Healthcare Support 14,840 23.2 0.8 $26,860
Protective Services 18,590 29.1 1.2 $38,580
Food Preparation and Serving Related 52,500 82.2 0.9 $19,610
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 20,280 31.7 1.0 $23,680
Personal Care and Services 21,430 33.5 1.0 $20,450
Sales and Related 69,770 109.2 1.1 $26,590
Office and Administrative Support 105,390 165.0 1.1 $34,330
Construction and Extraction 27,060 42.4 1.1 $39,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 25,060 39.2 1.0 $45,860
Production 28,890 45.2 0.7 $34,930
Transportation and Material Moving 42,780 67.0 1.0 $31,420

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