December 6, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Asians in the U.S. labor force, 2008–2010

Asian groups and non-Asians, U.S. civilian noninstitutional population, ages 16 and over, 2010 annual averages
Population group Percent distribution

Non-Asian

95.3

Asian

4.7

 

 

Asian, Total

100

Japanese

6

Korean

10

Vietnamese

11

Other Asian

16

Filipino

17

Asian Indian

18

Chinese

22

Note: Other Asians include individuals who were of an Asian group not listed as well as those who were of two or more Asian groups.

These data are featured in the TED article, Asians in the U.S. labor force, 2008–2010.

 

Employed persons by occupation, Asian groups and non-Asians, averages for the combined years 2008–2010
Occupation Percent distribution
Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Japanese Korean Vietnamese Other Asian Non-Asian

Total

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Professional and related

48.8 35.4 31.1 31.6 26.7 18.1 22.0 21.2

Management, business, and financial operations

19.1 17.6 12.1 23.7 20.7 9.2 12.0 15.2

Sales and office

18.1 19.7 23.9 22.8 25.5 16.2 24.7 24.4

Service

6.2 18.0 20.1 13.2 13.7 32.2 18.3 17.4

Production transportation, and material moving

6.0 6.3 7.8 4.7 9.3 17.3 18.0 11.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.7 3.0 5.0 4.1 4.1 6.9 5.0 10.0

Note: Other Asians include individuals who were of an Asian group not listed as well as those who were of two or more Asian groups.

These data are featured in the TED article, Asians in the U.S. labor force, 2008–2010.

 

 

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