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

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Rocky Mount, NC
counties: Edgecombe, Nash
Population (2016 estimate): 147,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 5.8%
NFP Employment (2016): 57,000
Average Earnings (2016): $34,780

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 1,750 32.0 0.6 $90,580
Business and Financial Operations 1,350 24.8 0.5 $58,200
IT and Mathematical 380 6.9 0.2 $62,610
Architecture and Engineering 1,360 25.0 1.4 $63,530
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 320 5.8 0.7 $45,710
Community and Social Services 640 11.7 0.8 $41,940
Legal and Judicial 160 3.0 0.4 $46,740
Education, Training, and Library 3,310 60.8 1.0 $36,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 150 2.8 0.2 $41,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 3,400 62.3 1.1 $57,180
Healthcare Support 2,350 43.2 1.5 $22,020
Protective Services 1,500 27.5 1.1 $34,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related 5,570 102.3 1.1 $18,620
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,240 22.8 0.7 $19,750
Personal Care and Services 1,790 32.8 1.0 $18,860
Sales and Related 5,730 105.2 1.0 $22,220
Office and Administrative Support 7,940 145.7 0.9 $30,840
Construction and Extraction 1,550 28.5 0.7 $32,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,380 43.6 1.1 $38,380
Production 7,140 131.0 2.0 $28,700
Transportation and Material Moving 4,130 75.9 1.1 $27,370

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