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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
10. Employed persons by occupation, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex
[Percent distribution]
Occupation, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

TOTAL

Total, 16 years and over (in thousands)

139,064 139,869 73,359 74,290 65,705 65,579

Percent of total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

37.2 37.6 34.2 34.4 40.6 41.2

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

15.1 15.4 16.3 16.5 13.7 14.2

Professional and related occupations

22.2 22.1 17.9 17.9 26.9 27.0

Service occupations

17.7 17.7 14.5 14.7 21.3 21.1

Sales and office occupations

24.0 23.6 16.9 16.8 32.0 31.4

Sales and related occupations

11.1 11.0 10.5 10.4 11.7 11.6

Office and administrative support occupations

13.0 12.7 6.4 6.3 20.3 19.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

9.4 9.3 17.0 16.8 0.9 0.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.7 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.4 0.3

Construction and extraction occupations

5.2 5.1 9.5 9.4 0.3 0.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3.5 3.5 6.4 6.3 0.3 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11.6 11.8 17.4 17.4 5.2 5.4

Production occupations

5.8 5.8 7.9 7.8 3.4 3.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

5.9 5.9 9.5 9.5 1.9 1.9

White

Total, 16 years and over (in thousands)

114,168 114,690 61,252 61,920 52,916 52,770

Percent of total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

37.9 38.3 34.8 34.9 41.5 42.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

15.8 16.1 17.2 17.4 14.2 14.7

Professional and related occupations

22.1 22.2 17.6 17.6 27.3 27.6

Service occupations

16.6 16.6 13.6 13.8 20.1 19.9

Sales and office occupations

24.1 23.6 16.7 16.6 32.6 31.8

Sales and related occupations

11.2 11.1 10.7 10.7 11.7 11.6

Office and administrative support occupations

12.9 12.5 6.0 5.9 20.8 20.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10.2 10.1 18.1 17.9 1.0 0.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.8 0.8 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.4

Construction and extraction occupations

5.6 5.6 10.3 10.1 0.3 0.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3.7 3.7 6.7 6.6 0.3 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11.3 11.4 16.8 16.8 4.9 5.1

Production occupations

5.7 5.7 7.8 7.8 3.2 3.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

5.6 5.7 8.9 9.0 1.8 1.8

Black or African American

Total, 16 years and over (in thousands)

15,010 15,051 6,865 6,953 8,145 8,098

Percent of total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

29.1 29.2 23.5 23.5 33.8 34.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10.2 10.5 9.8 9.7 10.7 11.2

Professional and related occupations

18.8 18.7 13.7 13.8 23.1 22.9

Service occupations

25.1 25.4 21.2 22.3 28.3 28.0

Sales and office occupations

25.1 24.9 18.3 18.0 30.7 30.8

Sales and related occupations

10.0 10.0 8.4 8.2 11.4 11.5

Office and administrative support occupations

15.1 14.9 9.9 9.8 19.4 19.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

5.8 5.6 11.9 11.6 0.7 0.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1

Construction and extraction occupations

2.9 2.8 6.1 5.9 0.2 0.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

2.6 2.6 5.2 5.3 0.3 0.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15.0 14.9 25.1 24.6 6.5 6.7

Production occupations

6.1 5.9 8.8 8.1 3.8 4.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

8.9 9.0 16.3 16.5 2.7 2.6

Asian

Total, 16 years and over (in thousands)

6,705 6,867 3,588 3,703 3,117 3,165

Percent of total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

47.0 46.9 47.7 49.1 46.1 44.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

14.9 16.2 15.3 16.9 14.4 15.4

Professional and related occupations

32.1 30.8 32.4 32.3 31.7 29.0

Service occupations

18.0 17.7 15.1 14.2 21.3 21.8

Sales and office occupations

21.1 21.3 17.6 17.1 25.2 26.3

Sales and related occupations

11.4 10.8 11.2 10.4 11.7 11.4

Office and administrative support occupations

9.7 10.5 6.3 6.7 13.6 14.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

3.9 3.8 6.7 6.5 0.6 0.6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Construction and extraction occupations

1.5 1.5 2.7 2.8 0.1 0.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

2.1 2.0 3.7 3.5 0.3 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

10.0 10.2 12.9 13.0 6.7 6.9

Production occupations

6.6 6.9 7.4 7.8 5.7 6.0

Transportation and material moving occupations

3.5 3.3 5.5 5.3 1.1 0.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over (in thousands)

19,906 20,269 11,800 12,049 8,106 8,220

Percent of total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

18.9 19.5 15.3 15.6 24.1 25.2

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

7.8 8.2 7.3 7.7 8.7 8.9

Professional and related occupations

11.0 11.3 8.0 7.9 15.4 16.3

Service occupations

26.4 25.7 21.8 21.9 33.2 31.2

Sales and office occupations

21.2 21.6 14.1 14.6 31.7 31.8

Sales and related occupations

9.1 9.5 7.3 7.8 11.8 12.2

Office and administrative support occupations

12.1 12.0 6.8 6.8 19.9 19.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

16.4 16.3 26.5 26.1 1.7 1.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

2.1 2.1 2.7 2.8 1.2 1.1

Construction and extraction occupations

10.5 10.3 17.5 17.1 0.3 0.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3.9 3.8 6.3 6.2 0.2 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17.1 17.0 22.4 21.8 9.3 10.1

Production occupations

8.8 8.7 10.6 9.8 6.2 7.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

8.2 8.3 11.8 12.0 3.1 3.0

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012