Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 15. Employed women by industry, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages (Percent distribution)
Industry White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over (thousands)

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

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Agriculture and related industries

0.9 0.1 0.3 1.0

Mining

0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Construction

1.7 0.8 0.7 1.3

Manufacturing

6.8 6.0 10.7 8.8

Durable goods

3.9 3.0 6.2 4.1

Nondurable goods

2.9 3.0 4.4 4.7

Wholesale and retail trade

14.0 11.5 12.7 14.7

Wholesale trade

1.9 1.1 2.1 2.0

Retail trade

12.1 10.4 10.5 12.6

Transportation and utilities

2.5 3.8 2.1 2.9

Transportation and warehousing

2.1 3.5 1.8 2.6

Utilities

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

Information

2.1 2.3 2.0 1.4

Financial activities

8.4 7.3 8.1 7.2

Finance and insurance

6.3 5.8 6.6 5.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

2.2 1.5 1.5 1.9

Professional and business services

9.9 8.1 10.4 10.0

Professional and technical services

6.4 3.6 8.3 3.8

Management, administrative, and waste services

3.5 4.6 2.1 6.2

Education and health services

34.3 40.5 30.9 28.7

Educational services

14.1 12.3 8.9 10.0

Health care and social assistance

20.2 28.2 22.0 18.7

Hospitals

6.7 8.3 9.8 4.6

Health services, except hospitals

9.8 13.7 9.4 9.4

Social assistance

3.6 6.2 2.8 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

9.6 8.4 11.1 13.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2.1 1.3 2.0 1.6

Accommodation and food services

7.5 7.2 9.2 11.5

Other services

5.4 4.1 7.5 7.3

Other services, except private households

4.3 3.3 6.9 3.9

Private households

1.1 0.9 0.7 3.5

Public administration

4.1 7.0 3.5 3.6

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