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

Table 14. Employed persons by detailed industry and sex, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Industry Total employed Percent women

Total, 16 years and over

139,877 47.3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

2,103 23.6

Crop production

916 23.8

Animal production

867 23.6

Forestry, except logging

48 -

Logging

90 2.3

Fishing, hunting, and trapping

43 -

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

139 37.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

707 13.3

Oil and gas extraction

70 22.2

Coal mining

96 5.8

Metal ore mining

40 -

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

89 13.9

Not specified type of mining

6 -

Support activities for mining

407 13.8

Construction

9,702 9.5

Manufacturing

14,202 28.7

Durable goods

8,927 24.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

490 19.2

Pottery, ceramics, and related product manufacturing

31 -

Structural clay product manufacturing

34 -

Glass and glass products

154 27.7

Cement, concrete, lime, and gypsum products

186 13.7

Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

86 14.7

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

1,550 16.9

Iron and steel mills and steel products

284 12.3

Aluminum production and processing

61 13.9

Nonferrous metal, except aluminum, production and processing

48 -

Foundries

68 9.8

Metal forgings and stampings

40 -

Cutlery and hand tools

34 -

Structural metals and tanks and shipping containers

343 16.2

Machine shops; turned products; screws, nuts, and bolts

271 11.7

Coating, engraving, heat treating and allied activities

79 23.2

Ordnance

37 -

Miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing

269 25.5

Not specified metal industries

16 -

Machinery manufacturing

1,179 21.1

Agricultural implements

101 28.7

Construction, mining, and oil field machinery

150 14.4

Commercial and service industry machinery

108 33.6

Metalworking machinery

150 12.3

Engines, turbines, and power transmission equipment

60 18.9

Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c.

605 21.6

Not specified machinery manufacturing

5 -

Computers and electronic products

1,266 31.7

Computer and peripheral equipment

300 30.3

Communications, audio, and video equipment

164 29.1

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments

196 29.8

Electronic component and product manufacturing, n.e.c.

606 33.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

397 28.6

Household appliances

63 33.7

Electrical lighting, equipment, and supplies manufacturing, n.e.c.

335 27.6

Transportation equipment

1,952 21.7

Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment

913 21.7

Aircraft and parts

411 20.1

Aerospace products and parts

425 26.3

Railroad rolling stock manufacturing

25 -

Ship and boat building

143 16.0

Other transportation equipment manufacturing

36 -

Wood products

412 18.2

Sawmills and wood preservation

112 9.5

Veneer, plywood, and engineered wood products

33 -

Prefabricated wood buildings and mobile homes

35 -

Miscellaneous wood products

231 23.2

Furniture and related products manufacturing

469 25.4

Miscellaneous manufacturing

1,211 38.5

Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing

529 43.1

Toys, amusement, and sporting goods manufacturing

128 26.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.

394 38.0

Not specified manufacturing industries

160 34.4

Nondurable goods

5,275 35.4

Food manufacturing

1,579 36.3

Animal food, grain, and oilseed milling

127 22.0

Sugar and confectionery products

78 46.0

Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty foods

186 37.4

Dairy products

153 25.7

Animal slaughtering and processing

466 32.4

Retail bakeries

188 56.7

Bakeries, except retail

194 35.0

Seafood and other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.

160 40.5

Not specified food industries

26 -

Beverages and tobacco products

257 26.0

Beverages manufacturing

223 25.9

Tobacco manufacturing

34 -

Textiles, apparel, and leather

619 56.4

Fiber, yarn, and thread mills

20 -

Fabric mills, except knitting

105 44.5

Textile and fabric finishing and coating mills

29 -

Carpet and rug mills

45 -

Textile product mills, except carpets and rugs

101 60.5

Knitting mills

18 -

Cut and sew apparel

241 67.3

Apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing

8 -

Footwear manufacturing

27 -

Leather tanning and products, except footwear manufacturing

24 -

Paper and printing

949 29.0

Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills

188 14.4

Paperboard containers and boxes

129 21.8

Miscellaneous paper and pulp products

63 43.2

Printing and related support activities

569 33.9

Petroleum and coal products

196 22.1

Petroleum refining

181 22.9

Miscellaneous petroleum and coal products

15 -

Chemicals

1,227 35.3

Resins, synthetic rubber and fibers, and filaments

178 28.7

Agricultural chemical manufacturing

30 -

Pharmaceuticals and medicines

462 47.5

Paints, coatings, and adhesives

50 31.2

Soaps, cleaning compounds, and cosmetics

133 51.9

Industrial and miscellaneous chemicals

375 19.5

Plastics and rubber products

448 27.9

Plastics product manufacturing

315 29.8

Tire manufacturing

65 15.2

Rubber product, except tire, manufacturing

68 31.7

Wholesale and retail trade

19,684 45.3

Wholesale trade

3,808 29.1

Motor vehicles, parts and supplies, merchant wholesalers

187 22.3

Furniture and home furnishings, merchant wholesalers

76 31.2

Lumber and other construction materials, merchant wholesalers

194 22.6

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies, merchant wholesalers

342 34.6

Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers

64 22.9

Electrical goods, merchant wholesalers

208 29.5

Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies, merchant wholesalers

137 26.8

Machinery, equipment, and supplies, merchant wholesalers

391 24.0

Recyclable materials, merchant wholesalers

100 16.2

Miscellaneous durable goods, merchant wholesalers

120 39.4

Paper and paper products, merchant wholesalers

71 41.7

Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products, merchant wholesalers

232 44.3

Apparel, fabrics, and notions, merchant wholesalers

135 45.8

Groceries and related products, merchant wholesalers

830 24.6

Farm product raw materials, merchant wholesalers

68 25.0

Petroleum and petroleum products, merchant wholesalers

168 31.6

Alcoholic beverages, merchant wholesalers

146 16.3

Farm supplies, merchant wholesalers

39 -

Miscellaneous nondurable goods, merchant wholesalers

166 38.3

Wholesale electronic markets, agents and brokers

75 37.7

Not specified wholesale trade

57 30.5

Retail trade

15,877 49.2

Automobile dealers

1,170 18.4

Other motor vehicle dealers

136 21.4

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

479 15.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

513 42.0

Household appliance stores

83 27.6

Radio, TV, and computer stores

504 31.7

Building material and supplies dealers

913 29.7

Hardware stores

223 33.0

Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores

273 34.5

Grocery stores

2,710 49.6

Specialty food stores

240 46.2

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

133 28.0

Pharmacies and drug stores

819 65.1

Health and personal care, except drug, stores

310 67.4

Gasoline stations

504 52.5

Clothing and accessories, except shoe, stores

953 77.2

Shoe stores

139 62.7

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores

178 67.9

Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores

455 45.9

Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores

66 71.1

Music stores

81 31.7

Book stores and news dealers

169 62.1

Department stores and discount stores

2,411 60.4

Miscellaneous general merchandise stores

485 59.0

Retail florists

110 72.0

Office supplies and stationery stores

189 37.2

Used merchandise stores

211 63.0

Gift, novelty, and souvenir shops

179 77.3

Miscellaneous retail stores

386 56.3

Electronic shopping

107 47.7

Electronic auctions

16 -

Mail order houses

81 60.4

Vending machine operators

52 25.4

Fuel dealers

110 24.3

Other direct selling establishments

234 70.1

Not specified retail trade

254 52.2

Transportation and utilities

7,245 22.9

Transportation and warehousing

6,012 23.7

Air transportation

534 37.3

Rail transportation

266 5.6

Water transportation

84 27.4

Truck transportation

1,729 12.6

Bus service and urban transit

522 40.8

Taxi and limousine service

277 12.6

Pipeline transportation

56 16.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

43 -

Services incidental to transportation

746 24.5

Postal Service

768 39.2

Couriers and messengers

660 18.3

Warehousing and storage

328 28.5

Utilities

1,233 19.3

Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution

689 18.1

Natural gas distribution

98 18.2

Electric and gas, and other combinations

77 26.2

Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems

231 23.0

Sewage treatment facilities

116 23.0

Not specified utilities

23 -

Information

3,239 42.0

Newspaper publishers

361 48.1

Periodical, book, and directory publishers

285 56.7

Software publishers

38 -

Motion pictures and video industries

397 33.9

Sound recording industries

50 24.6

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

573 33.7

Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals

42 -

Wired telecommunications carriers

775 35.7

Other telecommunications services

354 36.4

Data processing, hosting, and related services

97 51.4

Libraries and archives

229 78.2

Other information services

39 -

Financial activities

9,622 54.0

Finance and insurance

6,826 57.5

Banking and related activities

2,036 63.8

Savings institutions, including credit unions

271 76.3

Non-depository credit and related activities

787 55.2

Securities, commodities, funds, trusts, and other financial investments

1,296 38.4

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,436 61.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,796 45.5

Real estate

2,350 48.8

Rental and leasing services

446 27.9

Automotive equipment rental and leasing

169 26.4

Videotape and disk rental

63 44.2

Other consumer goods rental

104 31.2

Commercial, industrial, and other intangible assets rental and leasing

110 17.8

Professional and business services

15,008 41.7

Professional and technical services

9,159 43.8

Legal services

1,659 55.5

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services

1,014 62.7

Architectural, engineering, and related services

1,493 26.3

Specialized design services

350 60.7

Computer systems design and related services

1,860 25.1

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

1,126 42.9

Scientific research and development services

534 46.8

Advertising and related services

498 47.3

Veterinary services

271 81.5

Other professional, scientific, and technical services

353 53.6

Management, administrative, and waste services

5,849 38.6

Management of companies and enterprises

62 66.0

Employment services

819 58.2

Business support services

785 60.0

Travel arrangement and reservation services

247 60.7

Investigation and security services

782 23.2

Services to buildings and dwellings

1,297 52.5

Landscaping services

1,180 7.5

Other administrative and other support services

242 43.3

Waste management and remediation services

434 14.3

Education and health services

31,819 75.2

Educational services

13,188 69.4

Elementary and secondary schools

8,884 75.3

Colleges and universities, including junior colleges

3,539 54.6

Business, technical, and trade schools and training

83 59.9

Other schools, instruction, and educational services

682 69.4

Health care and social assistance

18,632 79.3

Hospitals

6,265 77.0

Health services, except hospitals

9,213 78.9

Offices of physicians

1,555 76.0

Offices of dentists

801 82.3

Offices of chiropractors

136 62.1

Offices of optometrists

117 78.3

Offices of other health practitioners

220 79.0

Outpatient care centers

1,102 76.3

Home health care services

967 89.0

Other health care services

1,747 71.1

Nursing care facilities

1,869 86.5

Residential care facilities, without nursing

699 74.0

Social assistance

3,154 85.0

Individual and family services

1,358 78.1

Community food and housing, and emergency services

118 68.5

Vocational rehabilitation services

153 57.2

Child day care services

1,524 95.3

Leisure and hospitality

12,736 51.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3,018 46.3

Independent artists, performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

792 42.4

Museums, art galleries, historical sites, and similar institutions

377 49.0

Bowling centers

52 36.2

Other amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

1,798 47.7

Accommodation and food services

9,717 53.1

Accommodation

1,430 58.6

Traveler accommodation

1,334 59.1

Recreational vehicle parks and camps, and rooming and boarding houses

95 51.9

Food services and drinking places

8,288 52.2

Restaurants and other food services

8,035 52.2

Drinking places, alcoholic beverages

253 52.0

Other services

6,935 52.1

Other services, except private households

6,152 47.2

Repair and maintenance

2,022 12.2

Automotive repair and maintenance

1,215 9.6

Car washes

189 15.9

Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance

174 15.4

Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance

260 8.5

Personal and household goods repair and maintenance

179 27.8

Footwear and leather goods repair

5 -

Personal and laundry services

2,248 71.4

Barber shops

94 21.5

Beauty salons

987 89.3

Nail salons and other personal care services

393 77.6

Dry-cleaning and laundry services

351 55.0

Funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories

121 33.5

Other personal services

303 54.8

Membership associations and organizations

1,882 55.9

Religious organizations

1,076 50.2

Civic, social, advocacy organizations, and grantmaking and giving services

584 66.7

Labor unions

64 40.8

Business, professional, political, and similar organizations

158 61.1

Private households

783 90.6

Public administration

6,875 45.5

Executive offices and legislative bodies

894 55.1

Public finance activities

367 68.0

Other general government and support

174 35.8

Justice, public order, and safety activities

2,880 35.0

Administration of human resource programs

954 70.7

Administration of environmental quality and housing programs

285 42.8

Administration of economic programs and space research

582 43.9

National security and international affairs

739 35.8

n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified.

 

NOTE: Dash indicates data not shown for industries where employment base is less than 50,000.

 

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011