Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 5. Employed persons by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages
Occupation and sex Total White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

 

         

Total, 16 years and over (thousands)

145,362 119,126 15,953 6,917 20,346

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

 

         

Management, professional, and related occupations

36.3 37.0 27.4 48.2 18.3

Management, business, and financial operations

15.2 15.9 10.0 16.5 8.1

Management occupations

10.9 11.6 6.3 10.6 5.7

Business and financial operations occupations

4.3 4.3 3.7 5.9 2.4

Professional and related occupations

21.1 21.1 17.4 31.7 10.2

Computer and mathematical occupations

2.5 2.3 1.7 8.9 0.9

Architecture and engineering occupations

2.0 2.1 0.9 4.1 1.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

0.9 0.9 0.6 2.3 0.3

Community and social services occupations

1.6 1.5 2.7 0.8 1.0

Legal occupations

1.1 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.5

Education, training, and library occupations

5.9 6.2 5.0 4.8 3.2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1.9 2.1 1.1 1.7 1.2

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

5.1 5.0 4.7 8.5 2.1

Service occupations

16.8 15.7 24.4 16.3 24.2

Healthcare support occupations

2.2 1.8 5.2 2.0 2.1

Protective service occupations

2.1 2.0 3.7 0.8 1.6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5.4 5.2 5.9 6.1 8.1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3.7 3.6 5.1 2.2 9.0

Personal care and service occupations

3.4 3.1 4.5 5.2 3.4

Sales and office occupations

24.5 24.5 25.5 21.5 21.4

Sales and related occupations

11.2 11.4 9.9 11.1 9.3

Office and administrative support occupations

13.2 13.1 15.7 10.4 12.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10.2 11.0 6.4 4.1 18.2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.7 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.9

Construction and extraction occupations

6.0 6.5 3.4 1.8 12.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3.5 3.7 2.7 2.1 3.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12.2 11.9 16.2 9.9 17.8

Production occupations

6.2 6.1 6.9 6.7 9.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

6.1 5.8 9.3 3.2 8.5

 

         

Men, 16 years and over (thousands)

77,486 64,624 7,398 3,692 12,248

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

 

         

Management, professional, and related occupations

33.5 34.0 23.0 50.1 14.8

Management, business, and financial operations

16.3 17.2 9.6 16.6 7.7

Management occupations

12.8 13.6 7.1 12.2 6.0

Business and financial operations occupations

3.5 3.6 2.5 4.4 1.6

Professional and related occupations

17.2 16.8 13.3 33.5 7.2

Computer and mathematical occupations

3.6 3.2 2.4 12.7 1.2

Architecture and engineering occupations

3.3 3.3 1.7 6.1 1.4

Life, physical, and social science occupations

0.9 0.9 0.6 2.5 0.3

Community and social services occupations

1.2 1.1 2.3 0.7 0.6

Legal occupations

1.0 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.3

Education, training, and library occupations

2.9 2.9 2.4 3.5 1.2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1.9 2.0 1.4 1.7 1.1

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

2.4 2.3 2.0 5.6 1.1

Service occupations

13.5 12.6 20.1 13.6 19.6

Healthcare support occupations

0.5 0.3 1.3 0.8 0.4

Protective service occupations

3.0 2.9 4.9 1.1 2.2

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4.4 4.1 5.9 6.7 7.5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4.2 4.0 5.9 2.5 8.3

Personal care and service occupations

1.4 1.2 2.1 2.6 1.2

Sales and office occupations

16.9 16.7 18.2 17.5 13.9

Sales and related occupations

10.6 10.9 8.4 10.9 7.5

Office and administrative support occupations

6.3 5.8 9.8 6.6 6.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

18.3 19.4 13.0 7.2 29.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1.0 1.1 0.5 0.3 2.6

Construction and extraction occupations

10.9 11.7 7.0 3.2 20.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6.4 6.6 5.6 3.7 5.9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17.8 17.3 25.7 11.6 22.6

Production occupations

8.1 8.1 9.2 6.8 10.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

9.7 9.2 16.5 4.9 12.0

 

         

Women, 16 years and over (thousands)

67,876 54,501 8,554 3,225 8,098

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

 

         

Management, professional, and related occupations

39.5 40.6 31.3 46.0 23.5

Management, business, and financial operations

13.9 14.3 10.4 16.4 8.8

Management occupations

8.7 9.3 5.7 8.8 5.2

Business and financial operations occupations

5.1 5.1 4.7 7.6 3.6

Professional and related occupations

25.6 26.3 20.9 29.7 14.7

Computer and mathematical occupations

1.3 1.2 1.1 4.4 0.6

Architecture and engineering occupations

0.6 0.6 0.2 1.7 0.3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

0.9 0.9 0.5 2.0 0.3

Community and social services occupations

2.0 1.9 3.1 0.9 1.7

Legal occupations

1.3 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.9

Education, training, and library occupations

9.4 10.0 7.2 6.2 6.0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

2.0 2.2 0.8 1.6 1.2

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

8.1 8.1 7.0 11.9 3.8

Service occupations

20.6 19.3 28.2 19.4 31.3

Healthcare support occupations

4.2 3.5 8.5 3.4 4.8

Protective service occupations

1.0 0.8 2.6 0.4 0.8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6.5 6.5 6.0 5.5 8.9

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3.2 3.1 4.5 1.9 10.0

Personal care and service occupations

5.7 5.4 6.6 8.3 6.8

Sales and office occupations

33.1 33.7 31.9 26.1 32.9

Sales and related occupations

11.9 12.0 11.1 11.4 12.1

Office and administrative support occupations

21.2 21.7 20.7 14.7 20.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 1.7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.9

Construction and extraction occupations

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

5.9 5.4 7.9 7.8 10.6

Production occupations

3.9 3.6 4.8 6.6 7.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

1.9 1.8 3.1 1.2 3.2

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: December 4, 2009