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

Santa Cruz, California Metro Area

MSA: Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
county: Santa Cruz
Population (2016 estimate): 275,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 101,000
Average Earnings (2016): $38,490

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 5,300 57.0 1.1 $96,900
Business and Financial Operations 3,800 40.8 0.8 $69,230
IT and Mathematical 1,910 20.6 0.7 $81,790
Architecture and Engineering 1,140 12.3 0.7 $75,070
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,240 13.3 1.6 $59,380
Community and Social Services 2,330 25.1 1.8 $44,690
Legal and Judicial 350 3.7 0.5 $81,420
Education, Training, and Library 7,550 81.2 1.3 $47,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 890 9.6 0.7 $48,870
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 5,040 54.2 0.9 $93,080
Healthcare Support 2,390 25.7 0.9 $32,080
Protective Services 1,840 19.8 0.8 $52,720
Food Preparation and Serving Related 11,320 121.7 1.3 $23,660
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,740 40.2 1.3 $26,850
Personal Care and Services 3,190 34.3 1.1 $25,010
Sales and Related 10,480 112.7 1.1 $27,230
Office and Administrative Support 14,740 158.5 1.0 $36,970
Construction and Extraction 3,420 36.7 0.9 $52,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,900 31.2 0.8 $46,240
Production 4,670 50.3 0.8 $29,800
Transportation and Material Moving 3,880 41.7 0.6 $33,850

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