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

Valdosta, Georgia Metro Area

MSA: Valdosta, GA
counties: Brooks, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes
Population (2016 estimate): 145,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 56,000
Average Earnings (2016): $32,000

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 2,320 44.3 0.9 $71,960
Business and Financial Operations 1,430 27.2 0.5 $50,690
IT and Mathematical 1,100 21.0 0.7 $56,420
Architecture and Engineering 200 3.9 0.2 $61,570
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 110 2.2 0.3 $57,120
Community and Social Services 750 14.3 1.0 $36,760
Legal and Judicial 230 4.4 0.6 $54,900
Education, Training, and Library 3,280 62.6 1.0 $47,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 270 5.2 0.4 $32,530
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 3,280 62.5 1.1 $49,040
Healthcare Support 1,150 21.9 0.8 $24,240
Protective Services 1,390 26.6 1.1 $31,870
Food Preparation and Serving Related 6,190 118.2 1.3 $18,270
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,270 24.2 0.8 $19,580
Personal Care and Services 1,900 36.3 1.1 $19,030
Sales and Related 6,370 121.5 1.2 $21,740
Office and Administrative Support 8,100 154.5 1.0 $26,680
Construction and Extraction 1,920 36.7 0.9 $35,360
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,420 46.3 1.2 $33,720
Production 3,000 57.3 0.9 $27,370
Transportation and Material Moving 5,100 97.4 1.4 $26,880

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