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

Rockford, Illinois Metro Area

MSA: Rockford, IL
counties: Boone, Winnebago
Population (2016 estimate): 339,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 152,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,880

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 7,430 50.1 1.0 $79,780
Business and Financial Operations 4,570 30.8 0.6 $54,110
IT and Mathematical 1,320 8.9 0.3 $65,420
Architecture and Engineering 2,770 18.7 1.1 $71,030
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 430 2.9 0.4 $64,090
Community and Social Services 1,650 11.1 0.8 $37,760
Legal and Judicial 440 3.0 0.4 $81,610
Education, Training, and Library 9,140 61.6 1.0 $50,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,460 9.8 0.7 $34,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 10,060 67.8 1.1 $60,050
Healthcare Support 5,320 35.8 1.2 $28,280
Protective Services 2,630 17.8 0.7 $41,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related 12,210 82.4 0.9 $19,850
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,450 23.3 0.7 $24,120
Personal Care and Services 3,900 26.3 0.8 $22,290
Sales and Related 13,730 92.6 0.9 $23,570
Office and Administrative Support 22,160 149.4 1.0 $30,800
Construction and Extraction 3,980 26.8 0.7 $59,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 5,400 36.4 0.9 $42,930
Production 22,730 153.3 2.4 $36,610
Transportation and Material Moving 13,450 90.7 1.3 $29,630

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