Table 5. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by occupation of lost job and employment status in January 2012

Table 5. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by occupation of lost job and employment status in January 2012
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                  Percent distribution by employment status   
                                                                                                              
              Occupation of lost job                   Total                                                  
                                                                  Total      Employed   Unemployed  Not in the
                                                                                                   labor force
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
     Total, 20 years and over (2).................     6,121      100.0        56.0        26.7        17.4   
                                                                                                              
 Management, professional, and related occupations     2,008      100.0        60.3        25.1        14.7   
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                             
   occupations....................................     1,051      100.0        60.2        26.7        13.1   
   Professional and related occupations...........       956      100.0        60.4        23.3        16.3   
                                                                                                              
 Service occupations..............................       611      100.0        50.0        28.7        21.3   
                                                                                                              
 Sales and office occupations.....................     1,563      100.0        50.6        32.1        17.3   
   Sales and related occupations..................       625      100.0        52.4        31.1        16.5   
   Office and administrative support occupations..       938      100.0        49.3        32.8        17.9   
                                                                                                              
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                             
   occupations....................................       788      100.0        60.0        23.6        16.4   
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.....        30      100.0        (3)         (3)         (3)    
   Construction and extraction occupations........       516      100.0        55.5        26.0        18.5   
   Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                      
   occupations....................................       242      100.0        69.1        18.0        13.0   
                                                                                                              
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                              
   occupations....................................     1,055      100.0        55.9        22.8        21.4   
   Production occupations.........................       644      100.0        52.1        24.1        23.8   
   Transportation and material moving occupations        411      100.0        61.8        20.7        17.6   

   1 Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January
2009 and December 2011 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of
their positions or shifts.
   2 Total includes a small number who did not report occupation.
   3 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   NOTE: Beginning with displacement data for January 2012, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010
Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey. This classification system is
derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data
for 2012 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.



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