West Jefferson employment information

IndexWest JeffersonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,022$26,779$29,829
Median household income$24,531$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,281$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,813$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$26,304$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$22,321$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level27.5%16.8%15.1%
The West Jefferson, NC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in West Jefferson is $20,022, which is 25% lower than than the North Carolina average and 33% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $24,531, which is 49% lower than than the North Carolina average and 56% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in West Jefferson is 5%, which is 6% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in West Jefferson is 27% which is 82% higher than than the national average.

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$16,352$24,531$49,062
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in West Jefferson is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Jefferson is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Jefferson is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Jefferson is 82% higher than the national average.

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West Jefferson employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.5%4.0%
Manufacturing sector7.7%14.5%
Financial & insurance services0.9%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services19.6%16.1%
Public administration0.0%2.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services9.2%37.9%
Other36.3%21.8%

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Source: The West Jefferson, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).