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

Wilmington, North Carolina Metro Area

MSA: Wilmington, NC
counties: New Hanover, Pender
Population (2016 estimate): 283,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.6%
NFP Employment (2016): 123,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,950

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 4,510 36.6 0.7 $96,510
Business and Financial Operations 4,470 36.3 0.7 $60,130
IT and Mathematical 1,870 15.2 0.5 $58,940
Architecture and Engineering 1,700 13.8 0.8 $72,650
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,380 11.2 1.4 $53,770
Community and Social Services 1,500 12.2 0.9 $43,880
Legal and Judicial N/A N/A N/A $55,930
Education, Training, and Library 7,130 57.9 0.9 $40,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,310 10.6 0.8 $38,740
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 8,790 71.4 1.2 $56,030
Healthcare Support 4,800 39.0 1.4 $24,130
Protective Services 3,210 26.1 1.1 $33,940
Food Preparation and Serving Related 15,990 129.9 1.4 $18,860
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 4,800 38.9 1.2 $23,270
Personal Care and Services 3,190 25.9 0.8 $22,000
Sales and Related 15,040 122.1 1.2 $25,890
Office and Administrative Support 19,490 158.3 1.0 $31,220
Construction and Extraction 5,380 43.7 1.1 $38,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 5,270 42.8 1.1 $41,450
Production 4,880 39.6 0.6 $35,790
Transportation and Material Moving 7,460 60.6 0.9 $25,270

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