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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
52. Certification and licensing status of the employed by industry and class of worker, 2016 annual averages

[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total
employed
Percent distribution
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

151,436 100.0 25.0 2.7 22.3 75.0

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,460 100.0 13.0 1.1 11.9 87.0

Nonagricultural industries

148,976 100.0 25.2 2.7 22.5 74.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

792 100.0 23.2 3.1 20.1 76.8

Construction

10,328 100.0 22.3 2.3 19.9 77.7

Manufacturing

15,408 100.0 10.8 2.7 8.2 89.2

Wholesale trade

3,641 100.0 12.1 2.2 10.0 87.9

Retail trade

16,577 100.0 10.4 1.5 8.9 89.6

Transportation and utilities

8,012 100.0 24.7 2.1 22.6 75.3

Information

2,855 100.0 10.7 3.3 7.4 89.3

Financial activities

10,404 100.0 32.2 4.0 28.2 67.8

Professional and business services

18,325 100.0 21.9 3.6 18.3 78.1

Education and health services

34,263 100.0 46.7 3.0 43.7 53.3

Leisure and hospitality

14,193 100.0 9.9 1.7 8.3 90.1

Other services

7,320 100.0 26.8 3.6 23.2 73.2

Public administration

6,857 100.0 31.7 1.9 29.8 68.3

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

141,744 100.0 24.7 2.7 22.0 75.3

Private industries

121,062 100.0 22.0 2.8 19.2 78.0

Government

20,682 100.0 40.4 1.8 38.6 59.6

Federal

3,643 100.0 24.9 2.2 22.7 75.1

State

7,032 100.0 38.9 1.8 37.1 61.1

Local

10,008 100.0 47.1 1.7 45.4 52.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,604 100.0 29.1 2.3 26.8 70.9

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Unpaid family workers are included in total employed, but not shown separately.
(4) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

(Certification and licensing status tables 1-7 renumbered as annual average tables 49-55 in February 2018.)

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018