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Madison Jobs Overview

10,595
Job Openings
2.9%
Unemployment Rate
$49,030
Median Base Salary
249k
Population

Madison has the 75th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Madison area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Madison has the 62nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Madison is below average at $49,030, and the median cost of a home in Madison is $211,600, which is above the national average. 55% of workers in Madison hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Madison. 71% of Madison workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 14% walk. People in Madison spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Dane County Job Center

1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
608-242-4900