August 03, 2010

Largest occupations in private and government sectors, May 2009

Largest occupations in the private and government sectors, May 2009
Occupation and sector Employment

Private sector

 

Retail salespersons

4,197,760

Cashiers

3,396,180

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,539,750

Waiters and waitresses

2,292,170

Office clerks, general

2,239,540

Federal government

 

Postal service mail carriers

339,030

Business operations specialists, all other

170,450

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

162,860

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

99,570

All other information and record clerks

84,450

State government

 

Correctional officers and jailers

257,280

Office clerks, general

208,970

Registered nurses

128,080

Executive secretaries and administrative assistants

117,160

Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive

110,600

Local government

 

Elementary school teachers, except special education

1,403,250

Teacher assistants

980,160

Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education

979,120

Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education

609,590

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

556,420

These data featured in the TED article, Largest occupations in private and government sectors, May 2009.

 

 

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