Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 10. Employed persons by major occupation and sex, 2008 and 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Occupation and sex Year
2008 2009
Number Percent Number Percent
Total

Total, 16 years and over

145,362 100.0 139,877 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

52,761 36.3 52,219 37.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

22,059 15.2 21,529 15.4

Professional and related occupations

30,702 21.1 30,690 21.9

Service occupations

24,451 16.8 24,598 17.6

Sales and office occupations

35,544 24.5 33,787 24.2

Sales and related occupations

16,295 11.2 15,641 11.2

Office and administrative support occupations

19,249 13.2 18,146 13.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,806 10.2 13,323 9.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

988 .7 926 .7

Construction and extraction occupations

8,667 6.0 7,439 5.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5,152 3.5 4,957 3.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17,800 12.2 15,951 11.4

Production occupations

8,973 6.2 7,654 5.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,827 6.1 8,297 5.9
Women

Total, 16 years and over

67,876 100.0 66,208 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

26,813 39.5 26,833 40.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

9,412 13.9 9,199 13.9

Professional and related occupations

17,401 25.6 17,634 26.6

Service occupations

13,980 20.6 14,077 21.3

Sales and office occupations

22,477 33.1 21,289 32.2

Sales and related occupations

8,073 11.9 7,761 11.7

Office and administrative support occupations

14,404 21.2 13,527 20.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

626 .9 587 .9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

208 .3 190 .3

Construction and extraction occupations

219 .3 191 .3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

199 .3 206 .3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,980 5.9 3,421 5.2

Production occupations

2,661 3.9 2,152 3.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,319 1.9 1,269 1.9
Men

Total, 16 years and over

77,486 100.0 73,670 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

25,948 33.5 25,385 34.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

12,647 16.3 12,330 16.7

Professional and related occupations

13,301 17.2 13,056 17.7

Service occupations

10,471 13.5 10,521 14.3

Sales and office occupations

13,067 16.9 12,498 17.0

Sales and related occupations

8,221 10.6 7,880 10.7

Office and administrative support occupations

4,845 6.3 4,618 6.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,181 18.3 12,735 17.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

780 1.0 736 1.0

Construction and extraction occupations

8,448 10.9 7,248 9.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,953 6.4 4,751 6.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

13,820 17.8 12,530 17.0

Production occupations

6,313 8.1 5,502 7.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,507 9.7 7,028 9.5

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011