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

Seattle-Tacoma Metro Area

MSA: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish
Population (2016 estimate): 3.8 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 2.0 million
Average Earnings (2016): $64,440

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 103,510 55.2 1.1 $118,540
Business and Financial Operations 140,130 74.8 1.4 $74,010
IT and Mathematical 125,650 67.0 2.3 $108,580
Architecture and Engineering 54,770 29.2 1.6 $92,710
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 19,250 10.3 1.3 $67,710
Community and Social Services 23,330 12.4 0.9 $46,760
Legal and Judicial 14,790 7.9 1.0 $86,500
Education, Training, and Library 94,850 50.6 0.8 $51,630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 33,240 17.7 1.3 $54,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 91,230 48.7 0.8 $78,210
Healthcare Support 41,340 22.1 0.8 $35,190
Protective Services 35,700 19.0 0.8 $49,730
Food Preparation and Serving Related 165,080 88.1 1.0 $24,960
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 46,850 25.0 0.8 $30,710
Personal Care and Services 55,800 29.8 0.9 $27,910
Sales and Related 177,920 94.9 0.9 $33,730
Office and Administrative Support 262,120 139.9 0.9 $39,810
Construction and Extraction 82,000 43.8 1.1 $56,590
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 64,950 34.7 0.9 $51,560
Production 110,570 59.0 0.9 $40,860
Transportation and Material Moving 128,270 68.4 1.0 $36,930

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