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Columbia Jobs Overview

10,004
Job Openings
4.5%
Unemployment Rate
$42,200
Median Base Salary
134k
Population

Columbia has the 154th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Columbia area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Columbia has the 72nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Columbia is below average at $42,200, and the median cost of a home in Columbia is $159,600, which is below the national average. 40% of workers in Columbia hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Columbia. 79% of Columbia workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Columbia spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Midlands Workforce Center (Columbia)

700 Taylor St
PO Box 748
Columbia, SC 29202
803-737-5627