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

Roanoke, Virginia Metro Area

MSA: Roanoke, VA
Population (2016 estimate): 314,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 162,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,730

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 5,000 32.7 0.7 $92,580
Business and Financial Operations 6,880 44.9 0.9 $58,240
IT and Mathematical 2,930 19.1 0.6 $65,380
Architecture and Engineering 2,070 13.5 0.8 $65,360
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 730 4.8 0.6 $60,410
Community and Social Services 2,870 18.7 1.3 $41,040
Legal and Judicial 920 6.0 0.8 $58,640
Education, Training, and Library 7,950 51.9 0.8 $41,960
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,480 9.7 0.7 $35,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 12,320 80.5 1.4 $57,690
Healthcare Support 5,290 34.6 1.2 $25,720
Protective Services 4,530 29.6 1.2 $33,210
Food Preparation and Serving Related 13,020 85.1 0.9 $19,030
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 4,510 29.5 0.9 $22,570
Personal Care and Services 4,230 27.6 0.9 $19,910
Sales and Related 16,380 107.0 1.0 $26,430
Office and Administrative Support 25,220 164.7 1.1 $31,630
Construction and Extraction 6,530 42.7 1.1 $36,430
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 7,090 46.3 1.2 $39,620
Production 11,130 72.7 1.1 $32,130
Transportation and Material Moving 11,870 77.5 1.1 $29,710

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