Salem is considered a Medium City with a population of 259,816 and 18,945 businesses. 155 in 2018 were added to the Salem Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 261.
The economy of Salem employs 160,566 people and has an unemployment rate of 6.8%. Some of the largest industries in Salem are Professional Services (1,211),Restaurants (670), and Builders & Contractors (563).
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